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When it’s time for your backyard swimming pool to go, you’ll need a careful plan to get the job done right. The following are a few things you need to consider:

What are the requirements for space once the pool is gone?

When it comes to pool demolition in New Jersey, owners have two choices: partial or full removal. Partial removal is faster and less expensive than complete removal but leaves the land subject to strict building restrictions in the future. If you anticipate you or a future owner wanting to build anything on the land following removal, you will need to do a full pool removal.

Does your municipality have any regulations regarding pool removal?

Because partial pool removals involve leaving much of the pool structure intact underground, many municipalities do not allow this type of pool removal. The pool demolition team at Atlantic Pool Experts will help you determine what’s legal in your area.

What is your time frame and your budget?

Partially removed pools are just filled in. After the water is drained, holes are drilled in the concrete bottom of the pool to drain to the groundwater properly. Then, all the pool components are removed, and approximately the top 18″ of the pool’s sides are crushed up and spread across the bottom of the empty pool. The hole is then backfilled and carefully compacted to construct a smooth, even surface. The process from beginning to end takes less than a week.

In a full pool removal, every single bit of material is removed from the site. After draining the pool and disposing of all removable features and equipment, the pool structure is demolished, and all the waste is disposed of offsite. The hole is backfilled and compacted, and a buildable, flat surface remains. This process takes more time than partial removal and is considerably more expensive.

Backyard Patio Transformation

What would you like to do with your new backyard?

Both pool removal methods leave you with a wide-open, sunny, flat space that can be used for all sorts of new features in your backyard. Just because your pool is gone doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your outdoor space. Consider these ideas:

  •  A soft, green lawn. This smooth, sunny space gives healthy lawns a good head start.
  •  A vegetable garden. Vegetable gardens thrive in the sunny spaces left behind after pool demolition.
  •  An outdoor living area. Both partial and full pool removal allows you to construct patios, complete with fire pits, seating, and even outdoor kitchen areas.
  • A play area. Swing sets, play structures, and trampolines allow kids to continue to enjoy being outside in your yard.

Is it Time to Make a Change in Your Yard?

If the answer is yes, contact Atlantic Pool Experts for information on inground pool removal in New Jersey. Our professional demolition crews will help you determine the removal method that fits your needs and your budget. With one phone call, you can have that swimming pool out of your way so you can start planning for the next big thing in your yard. Call now!