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Pool Demolitions: What to Expect

You know your landscaping business is totally pro when someone calls you for a pool demolition. For one, it takes serious manpower and equipment to remove a pool from someone’s backyard. Let’s just say Robinson Landscaping has been lifting heavy tasks for so many years in the Doylestown area, that we go by the nickname “Arnold”. When the integrity of your home depends on it, you don’t want to hire a weakling to do a hefty task. Well, enough bragging, let’s get down to business. I’m going to show you step-by-step how we removed a pool from a Perkasie residential property.

Once the proper permits are acquired from your township, we begin the process of removal by drilling holes in the bottom of your pool, ensuring proper drainage of your yard.

After creating drainage for the job, we mark the fill line necessary for a good ratio of soil/concrete (see the green line around the pool in the below picture). Then, we break up the perimeter of the pool, the deck, and push it into the pool. This should fill the reservoir to about 4 feet high. The following day we break the pool walls 3-4 feet below the original height, sometimes allowing for soil to spill into the rubble.

The final step in the process includes using the raised soil from the original excavation to fill the rest of the pool, creating a properly graded and level yard in the process. If necessary, we can create a garden bed or use specific soil for the fill. The soil will be completely compacted during the backfill. For a seamless grass lawn, we seed and straw the overlying dirt and monitor its growth. Finally, we disconnect all pool pumps from your house and properly dispose of them.

So there you have it. No more unexpected guests showing up at your house to “cool off”. You’re summers will be less busy. You’ll spend more time being others’ honorable guest rather than hosting guests at your pool. All in all, you’ll have more time to spend doing the things you love. Get your pool demolished with Robinson Landscape today!


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