Have a nasty pool on your property that is beyond repair or no longer an interest? Below is our guide to pool fill in costs, advantages and disadvantages.
**A national average price to fill in an inground swimming pool is between $3,000 and $5,000.**
A pool fill-in, or partial pool removal, does not involve removing the entire pool which saves you time and money.
How to properly fill in a inground pool.
Drain the pool.
Punch holes into the bottom of the pool.
Demolish the top layer of the pool (18" - 36").
Place the rubble in the bottom of the pool.
Fill in the pool with additional dirt and topsoil.
Compact the soil.
Unless your city requires, a partial pool removal can be done without the oversight of an engineering technician. Be sure to confirm this with your contractor and/or local code enforcement entity.
Advantages to Partial Pool Removals
Most inexpensive pool removal method
Takes minimal amount of time (typically 2 - 5 days)
Disadvantages to Partial Pool Removals
Must be disclosed to future buyers of the property
Could affect the value of your home
If not performed properly, there is an increased risk of sinkage, swelling, etc.
The area of a filled-in pool is commonly considered non-buildable—no additions or dwellings can exist there.
Call us today for a free estimate to have your pool filled in.