: We have an old small swimming pool in our back yard.
: It's starting to fall apart with tiles coming loose, etc.
: We're thinking of digging up the pool, since hardly anyone
: uses it.
: I'm trying to find out the proper way to do that.
: One person said to:
: 1. Drain the pool
: 2. Open up the bottom
: 3. Fill with a clean fill (no garbage)
: They also said to have several large holes in the bottom to let
: water drain through.
: My questions are:
: What is the best way to break up the tiles, etc.?
: What is the best way to dispose of this stuff? Will the local
: take it?
: Where do I find a clean fill?
: I heard one company charges about $4,000 to breakup a pool.
: Maybe that's a fair price...?
$2,000 took out my 16' x 32' inground in NY. Nine foot depth at
deep end, surrounded by cement walkway for board & slide.
Jackhammer on backhoe, small dozer, they brought in fill, added
topsoil, levelled & tamped & I planted grass. Took 3 days to
wreck & fill it, they let it set for the winter, came back in
spring and added the top soil & I seeded it. Done.
Oh, and I got to dump a bunch of non-toxic stuff in the deep
end hole. They were able to work right thru the ground-water
without having to even pump it out.
Price sounds expensive but I'm sure it varies by area.