3 Most Common Types of Pools We Remove

Whatever your reasoning to have your pool removed, we can help. We have tons of experience removing all kinds of pools. We even once removed an old pool the homeowner constructed out of cinder blocks. It is safe to say we have seen it all, but these are the 3 most common types of pools we remove.


Fiberglass Pool - Most Common Types of Pools We RemoveFiberglass pools are manufactured off-site and easy to install, making them appealing to many homeowners. The shell can be set in a day or two, and can be ready to swim in within a couple of weeks. Once the owner should decide to remove the pool, for whatever reason, removal is relatively straightforward as well. The removal must occur on a dry day to prevent equipment from sinking. There are many steps to removing the fiberglass pool.

  • First, drain all the water in the pool.
  • Next, a large saw cuts the pool into manageable size pieces.
  • Large machinery then breaks away the pieces and removes them.
  • After that, the wiring, piping, and supports are removed.
  • Lastly, the pool decking is broken up along with other surrounding materials and hauled away.
  • The pool is now ready to be filled in with dirt.
  • We also regrade the whole yard and either lay sod or seed and hay.

Vinyl Liner

Vinyl Liner Pool Removal- Most Common Types of Pools We RemoveVinyl liner pools are constructed using either cement or steel. The floors are usually shaped using sand or vermiculite, a type of cement. Depending on your intentions a partial pool removal may be adequate. If you will build on the site in the future, a complete removal is required.




    • After the water is drained, first, the vinyl liner is torn away from the frame and removed.
    • Next, the steel or concrete walls are broken up.
    • For a partial removal, all of the steel needs to be removed. The concrete is broken up and can be left in the bottom of the pool and used as fill.
    • The cement and/or steel collar must also be taken apart and removed.
    • Any steel walls, plastic steps, and vinyl liners are recyclable at the county disposal facility.
    • Lastly, the pool is filled, and the yard regraded, and seed and hay spread out to prevent erosion.


Concrete/Gunite Pool Removal - Most Common Types of Pools We RemoveGunite is a type of concrete that was invented in 1907 and is technically the name for the process for shooting concrete from a pneumatic gun. Gunite and concrete are shot/poured into a steel rebar framework. The structure acts as the skeleton of the swimming pool, reducing the risk of cracks plus adding strength to the pool floor and walls. Removing a gunite or concrete pool is pretty much the same process. However, the gunite is much easier to break down. Once again, depending on the homeowner’s intention for space, either a partial or complete removal may be appropriate.

  • First, once the water is drained, the concrete is broken up, using an excavator or giant jackhammer.
  • The concrete is then is set aside and may be used later for fill.
  • Next all the rebar and steel framework is broken up and must be removed, whether the homeowner decides on a full or partial removal.
  • Often if there is concrete decking, the steel frame is connected to it, so, it too must also be broken up.
  • After the debris removal, the pool can be filled in with soil and tamped down.
  • The entire yard will be regraded, and seed and hay spread out to prevent erosion.

These are the 3 most common types of pools we remove. But, whatever type of inground pool you have, we can demolish it, and fill it in. The projects usually only take a few days and are wrapped up within a week.For your added convenience, we will apply for all permits and ensure everything is up to code for inspections. Contact us today for an estimate and take back your yard!

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