Can I have my inground pool removed in the winter?

Can I have my inground pool removed in the winter?

During the winter months, you may think that you cannot consider having your backyard pool removed. On the contrary, in the Chesapeake region, inground pools can be removed all year long. Surprisingly, the colder months are, in fact, an ideal time to have your pool removed.

There are a few good reasons to get your pool removed during the cooler fall and winter months.

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The ground never truly freezes.

Many folks believe that the ground freezes solid during the winter and will not allow for an inground pool to be dug out. The frost depth line in this area averages about 30 inches. The frost line is the depth to which water in the soil will freeze in the winter. The depth of the frost line is essential because it influences construction. Typically, it is the depth to which ice or frost penetrates the ground. Since most inground pools are deeper than 30 inches, they can still be removed during the winter. Also, in the Chesapeake Area, periods of below freezing temperatures are shorter due to fluctuating weather conditions.

No one is using the backyard.

During the soggy cold months of fall and winter, most families are not utilizing their outdoor spaces. Usually, outdoor equipment such as toys and furniture will be in storage, so there are fewer obstacles to work around. Since weather conditions may not be ideal for backyard parties or the kids to play in, it should not be too much of an inconvenience for construction in the yard. Without any obstacles or distractions, the demolition and yard regrading could be completed sooner.

Prepare the yard for spring landscaping.

Removing your pool in the winter will create a blank slate that will be ready for spring landscaping. It can also help with budgeting so that the costs are spread out. There will not be a sense of urgency, and you will be able to take the time for a proper design, making the best use of your money. If you have hired a landscaper, Carroll Bros. Contracting will work with him to formulate a strategy to prepare your yard for the next phase of work.

If you have any questions about whether you can have your inground pool removed in the winter, contact Carroll Bros. Contracting. Our knowledgeable technicians have years of experience removing pools throughout the Chesapeake region. Contact us today.

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