If you have a pool that is old with cracks, crumbling concrete, and years of negligence, it may be time to invest in a pool removal project. Sometimes pool maintenance can become overwhelming if the pool goes without care. And if you don’t use the pool much, it isn’t worth it to keep spending money on swimming pool maintenance.
Additionally, while swimming pools are a great perk for many apartment complexes, water parks, resorts, and hotels with increased insurance and taxes, as well as the potential financial burden of seemingly constant maintenance, many commercial property owners find themselves wishing to just remove the pool.
If you did decide to follow through with removing your pool some alternate uses for the extra space could be a sports court, a covered patio, a fire pit, a garden, or a shade structure with lounge chairs. If you are ready to make better use of your backyard or commercial property by choosing to invest in a pool removal project, contact the trusted New Jersey pool removal contractors at Mikula Contracting.
Signs It May Be Time to Remove Your Pool
Here are five signs that indicate it may be time to remove your pool:
- No Longer Used: If you no longer use the pool, it feels wasteful to pump money into pool maintenance year after year. When you weigh the cost of pool removal against the money you are spending to maintain the pool, you might find it makes sense to remove it.
- Brings Down Home Value: Would you buy a house with a neglected, aging pool? If your pool is in bad shape and requires a large amount of money for repair, you may save money by removing it.
- Outdoor Space Needed: Some backyards are just a pool with no other area to play football, run around in the backyard, build a garden, or install a deck or patio. If you are yearning to have more space in your backyard, it might require getting rid of the pool.
- Safety Hazard: For families with young children, a pool can be a safety hazard. Some people prefer not to have a pool at all to avoid potential accidents with children or pets falling in.
- Waste of Water: Filling up a pool and draining it to maintain a balanced pH level can lead to a lot of wasted water.
If some of these reasons for pool removal resonate with you, read on to learn more about the process.
The Pool Removal Process
Whatever your specific reason for wanting to remove your swimming pool removal, let the team of professionals at Mikula Contracting, Inc. handle not only the pool removal process, but the filling of the remaining pool cavity as well as all cleanup to get your space looking as good as new.
Before we can remove any inground pool, whether it be residential or commercial, is to drain all of the water from it. After all of the pool water is removed, we’ll start breaking up the pool itself. We’ll break up the bottom of the pool, as well as the sides, into small pieces. Then, we’ll remove those pieces and properly dispose of them.
After that element is completed, we’ll be looking at a big gaping hole in your property, but not for long. Our team of contractors will fill the space with backfill material. We’ll also compact and level it so that any trace of your previous pool will disappear. We’ll make it look as though there was never a pool there.
Pool Demolition and Removal
Completely demolishing and removing your pool is the most highly recommended option for those who are seeking to remove their pool. This process begins the same as the pool filling process; we’ll drain and remove any and all water still remaining in your pool.
Once your pool is empty and completely dry, all ladders will be quickly removed so all that remains is the pool’s siding, lining, and floor. We’ll physically get into the empty pool and break up all elements into smaller, more manageable pieces. Once the pool is no longer intact, but instead in small pieces, we’ll physically remove each of those pieces.
Since we are full-service pool removal contractors and demolition contractors, we will be handling the entirety of the demolition; this means you will not be responsible for the physical removal and disposal of your broken-down pool. We will transport the broken-down pieces of your pool to an affiliated landfill or recycling center. At Mikula Contracting, Inc. we understand that we have a responsibility to dispose of our materials as environmentally conscious as possible, and we take that very seriously.
From here, the process of treating the land is the same as a pool fill. Our team will fill the hole with certified clean fill, compact it, and level the ground to make it ready for your next project. Whichever you choose to put in your yard instead of the pool is up to you. The area is a blank space for your backyard oasis.
As mentioned previously, the team at Mikula are full-service pool removal contractor, which means that we will handle every element of the process, including taking care of will obtaining the required permits, doing the markouts, completing the checklist required by the city, and get started on your pool demolition.
Benefits of Removing Your Pool
There is an abundance of benefits when it comes to removing your pool. Below you’ll find a list of some of the benefits of pool removal which include:
- The pool is completely gone.
- Pool removal is better for potential buyers since it is without limitations.
- You can landscape and use your space more freely.
- It is less likely that the soil will settle and make the ground sink.
Pool Removal Costs in New Jersey
When you are looking into the pool removal cost of an inground swimming pool, you can plan to pay $8,000 to $20,000. This depends on the size and depth of the pool, the material it is made of, and the accessibility of the structure.
The yearly maintenance savings will add up to earn back the pool removal cost. When you think about the cost of maintaining a pool year-round, including repairs, you will see how quickly the savings will stack up.
Speak With a New Jersey In-Ground Pool Removal Contractor
Our team at Mikula Contracting is ready to help you with your pool removal. If you are putting off this project, investing money into a pool that barely gets used, then it is time to take action. Any questions you have regarding the pool removal cost and length of the project can be answered by our team.
We take pride in the reputation we’ve built for ourselves at Mikula Contracting. We work hard to develop lifelong relationships with each of our clients. We know how valuable it is to have a trusted contractor on hand to help with your construction needs over the years.
Contact Mikula Contracting to get a consultation on your pool removal project. We can visit your home and detail our plan for removal. Feel free to ask the hard questions so you can find out how prepared and experienced our team is.