What is Partial Pool Demolition?
While California building codes require full demolition if you plan to build a structure on your former pool, a partial pool demolition can save costs and is adequate for landscaping.
For a partial pool demolition, 12 inches of gravel is laid to cover the bottom of the pool before the sides are demolished and mixed with clean fill dirt. All electrical, water, and sewer lines are capped, any electrical pool equipment is removed, and the dirt is compacted. Finally, the dirt is graded to provide solid footing that is suitable for landscaping or gardening.
Partial pool demolition can help homeowners reduce the cost of a pool removal, but if you plan to sell your home in the next 3-5 years we strongly recommend a full demolition.