Problem 2: Messing Up a Partial Pool Removal
A partial pool removal, or pool fill-in, is the most common method for removing a pool. When you decide to move forward with DIY pool demolition, you may think this is a pretty simple job. Drain the pool and fill it in, right? Not exactly.
You have to make sure you put holes in the pool to allow for proper drainage, layer the remaining concrete properly, and fill the pool in with enough dirt and soil – and proper compaction – to make it secure. When this isn’t done correctly, you could be dealing with swelling, sinking, and lack of seepage. This DIY pool removal method could leave you with a dangerous pit that could cave in at any moment or a giant pool full of mud.
Additionally, every city has certain requirements for how a pool should be removed, and many require permits. Often, when someone tries to DIY pool removal, they don’t take the time to find out what the city requires to make their removal process legal and to code.