Swimming Pool Removal in Palo Alto

If you’re considering swimming pool removal in Palo Alto, you may find the process overwhelming as you try to learn more about how it all works. The good news is that our team of trusted experts are here for you every step of the way.

We’ve been removing swimming pools for years and we have the knowledge and training necessary to make swimming pool removal easy. When you contact us, we will come look at your swimming pool and discuss removal options and help you make an informed decision about how to proceed. We take pride in every one of our swimming pool removal jobs and love helping our clients reclaim their yard.

Pool with hand rails before a swimming pool demolition in Palo Alto

Inground Swimming Pool Removal Methods

While there are multiple swimming pool removal methods available in other markets, the city of Palo Alto only allows for full pool removals.

Full Inground Pool Removal

A full inground pool removal is just like it sounds: we remove the entire pool and fill the hole back in. While this method is more expensive than partial swimming pool removal, the benefit is that there is a much lower impact on the ground soil and environment, and you will be able to build in the space formerly occupied by your pool.

Partial Swimming Pool Removal

With this method, we leave the bottom of the pool in place and drill holes for drainage. Then the pool is filled in. You won’t be able to build on the new land and it might impact your home’s resale value in the future.

While many cities such as San Jose and Los Gatos allow partial swimming pool removal, Palo Alto requires complete removal in most circumstances. However, the city’s guidelines allow for soil engineers to allow exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

DIY Pool Removal

There’s a lot of information out there to help you remove your pool yourself, but we don’t recommend it. There are too many things that can go wrong, both in terms of the work, and in terms of the permits and licensing. We’ve seen a lot of homeowners who spent the time and money to DIY their pool removal only to have a sinkhole or giant mud pit in their yard – and we came in and had to redo all of their hard work to get their yard right again. It’s best to have it done right the first time.

empty swimming pool ready for demolition

Palo Alto’s Pool Demolition Requirements

To demolish a swimming pool in the City of Palo Alto, you’ll need to:

  • Have the site checked by an inspector
  • Verify utility capping and equipment removal
  • Drain the pool to a sanitary sewer
  • Break down the pool and remove all debris
  • Install clean backfill in 6-12″ lifts and compact it to 90%
  • Have a soils engineer submit a compaction and completion report
  • Regrade the site for drainage and removal any debris from the job site and street

Learn more about the city’s requirements or speak with one of our specialists today.

When you hire Bay Area Pool Demolition, oure team will take care of 100% of the debris removal, reports, and inspections for you, so you can sit back and enjoy your new yard.

Contact Us for a Free Estimate

When you need swimming pool removal in Palo Alto, Bay Area Pool Demolition should be your first call. Our team of experienced professionals can handle any swimming pool removal quickly and efficiently. Schedule your free estimate today.

We Serve Palo Alto and Surrounding Areas

We remove a lot of swimming pools in the Palo Alto area, but we also cover the entire Bay Area. Some of the popular areas we visit often are:

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