Pool removal collageIf you are thinking of removing a pool, you may be wondering about the cost and process of doing it.  There are a few approaches to this task, but most people in Silicon Valley decide to have the edges removed, break up the gunnite or concrete bottom (for drainage) and then add compacted soil before re-landscaping.  A more expensive method is to remove all the pieces of rebar and concrete.  The least expensive is to simply leave all of the pool in place, just add soil and landscape.  With that last approach, anyone can view the backyard and see exactly where the pool once was (when seen in homes for sale, it lends itself to snickering – so not advised).

The typical method, partial removal, seems to cost between $10,000 and $20,000 in the San Jose area now, depending largely upon what type of new landscaping goes in.  The removal only takes about 1-2 weeks, some of that related to weather conditions and how busy the contractors are at the time.

Next, please enjoy 12 photos of the pool removal process, care of my clients and friends, whose home is in Willow Glen.

Pool full of water

Pool full of water

Pool Draining

Pool Draining

 

 

Pool Emptied

Pool Emptied

 

Pool Demo Begins

Pool Demo Begins

 

Pool Edges Removed

Pool Edges Removed

 

Pool Disappearing

Pool Disappearing

 

Pool and Tractor Adding Soil

Pool and Tractor Adding Soil

 

More Dirt Added

More Dirt Added

 

Nearly Filled

Nearly Filled

 

Filling and Compacting

Filling and Compacting

 

Finishing

Finishing

 

Pool Gone and Lawn Installed

Pool Gone and Lawn Installed

 

 

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    Home size: 3,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.21 ac
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    Lot size: 2,099 sqft
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    Lot size: 2.09 ac
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    Lot size: 2.57 ac
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