The swimming pool located at 8566 Ruckman Ave abandoned and removed. Normandy Estate home values will rise 3.3% next year, compared to a 4% rise for Jacksonville as a whole. Among Normandy Estate homes, this home is valued 7.8% less than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 29.8% less per square foot. Call 904-751-2177
The cost of demolishing an inground pool can vary significantly based upon various factors. Some of these factors include size, type of material, and accessibility to the site.
The national average cost to remove an inground swimming pool is $6,000.
There are many contributing factors that play a role in determining the cost of your swimming pool removal. This includes location, ease of access to the worksite, type of pool, size of the pool, and more.
Whether your project costs $2,000 or $20,000 depends upon several key factors, so let’s take a quick look at a few of these and discuss how to maximize your savings.
Removing vs. Filling In a Cement or Gunite Pool
Most people choose to fill-in their cement or gunite pool where allowed, rather than completely removing it. The cost to completely remove a gunite or cement pool is in the range of $9,000.00 – $19,000.00 depending on the size and location. The cost includes what you might expect, completely removing the pool, cement deck, dumping fee’s, cost of fill and grading, everything.
The cost to fill in a cement pool is in the range of $4,000.00 – $6,500.00. Filling in a pool includes knocking holes in the bottom of the pool to allow for percolation. Some towns require holes to be two feet in circumference that are filled with crushed stone, while others allow you to punch out a grid of holes throughout the floor of a concrete pool.
After the floor is prepped, and the inspector has a look at it, the surrounding concrete deck is broken up and thrown in the deep end. The top two feet of the pool wall, from the coping stones down, is also broken off and thrown in the pool. Usually, you are not required to “stratify” the fill that follows, with layers of gravel, but can use fill dirt to fill the rest of the pool. The rubble and dirt should be well tamped, as it’s filled, to avoid settling later on. After it’s been filled with 4-10 dump trucks full of dirt, it’s graded to meet the other parts of the yard. Planting the grass is usually left to the homeowner.
If you are planning to build a structure on the location, including tennis courts or sport courts, expect local building codes to require a complete removal. If you are planning to build within two years of your pool removal, the fill will have to be compacted every 8 inches, as you fill, and the inspectors may require stratified layers of aggregate in the fill, depending on the structure. It’s best to permit both the pool removal and the building structure at the same time.
Inground pool demolition cost breakdown
Let’s take a closer look at the costs typically associated with an inground swimming pool removal project. Costs vary by location and by demolition contractor, so some of these costs won’t apply in every case.
- Quote/Assessment: Free
- Demolition permit: Free – $300+
- Complete pool demolition: $7,000 – $15,000
- Partial pool demolition: $3,500 – $7,000
- Debris removal / Site grading: $1,000