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Things to Consider in Swimming Pool Demolition

July 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 175

Your family is not using your swimming pool that much and you want to transform it into a more useful space. Removing the swimming pool is not done overnight. The removal process can be a handful and there are a lot of things to consider in swimming pool demolition.

• What are your plans for the space?

It is important that you decide on your future construction plans for the space. There are three types of swimming pool demolition and each of them serves a specific purpose.

1. Complete pool demolition

The complete swimming pool is removed including the concrete (gunite) and the steel reinforcements. The hole is then filled with sand. This should be your choice if you plan to utilize the space for a garden as this provides good drainage, as well as the best soil for your plants. Also, this is the preferred type if you plan to build a structure in that space. Removing the gunite allows foundations of the future building to be erected.

2. Partial removal (top layer)

With this type, the tiled portion of the pool walls is removed and the gunite is bored with holes. Plants won't grow well in here unless you put topsoil in it.

3. Partial removal (2ft. from top)

This is the most popular type of pool demolition wherein 2 feet of the gunite and steel is removed. Holes are punched in the remaining concrete and filled with gravel and sand for better drainage. This also allows for future landscaping in the site.

• Check the legalities.

It is important to check local codes and secure needed permits to prevent possible lawsuits. Also, remember that in some States, swimming pool demolition affects the value of your property.

• Drain the water.

Some places will require you to de-chlorinate and treat the water before you drain it into the waterworks. Of course, this is to avoid possible harm to the aquatic resources.

• Choosing a contractor.

There are things that you can do on your own, like salvaging the handles and other stuff, but there is a limit. You will need to hire a contractor to drill the holes and haul the rubble. Choose a contractor that lets you have some of the work in order to save up.

• Debris disposal.

Included in the local codes are policies for the disposal of the demolition rubble. Often times they are not allowed to be disposed of in the pool so you will have to go to a landfill or look for a concrete recycler. Hope these swimming pool demolition tips help you in your project.

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