Above ground swimming pool removal is a big job to undertake, requiring few tools but a lot of labor from beginning to end. Introduced to the home amenities market many years ago as a significantly less-expensive alternative to in ground pools, above ground swimming pools can be found in practically all parts of the country. Easy to maintain and delivering all the fun of their in ground counterparts, above ground pools lack in longevity. These become dilapidated over time and it’s helpful to know the best above ground swimming pool removal tips.
Above Ground Swimming Pool Removal Tips
Like a shed removal, tearing down an above ground swimming pool requires a substantial amount of hands-on work. It’s not a fast process and can take one or more weekends to complete. For those with a deck surround them, the amount of work will be greater. Depending on the size and its location on your property, it could conceivably take more than two or three days to complete. What’s more, you’ll have to dispose of the materials thereafter.
During the hotter parts of summer, homes with a pool are often the envy of the neighborhood. Round above ground swimming pools are versatile because they can be taken down and moved or stored when not in use, but knowing where to start disassembling the pool and in which order the pieces should come off can be a challenge. A good rule of thumb to follow is to take the pool apart in the opposite order you put it together. If you didn’t put the pool together, taking a round above ground pool down is not difficult. —San Francisco Gate
It might also require partial or total chain link fence removal, either permanent or temporary, to get the debris or reusable tools off your property. Whatever the case, you’ll have an easier time if you follow these above ground swimming pool removal tips:
- Drain the pool completely out. Some people choose to puncture the metal through the inner liner and let it drain out in a particular direction. There are also pumps available you can use to siphon all the water out of the pool. Regardless of how, all the water will have to be drained to dismantle the pool.
- Remove anything immediately around the pool. If possible, you should clear the immediate area around the pool to have ample room to work and to separate and organize materials and debris. If there’s a deck built around it, you’ll probably have to take it apart partially or completely; or, demolish the entire thing.
- Separate all the scrap metal from the junk debris. Once you begin to dismantle the above ground swimming pool, there will probably be scrap metal you can sell. Separate it as you dismantle the pool to make it easier to identify.
- Consider selling it to someone else for continued use. Some above ground pool models are designed to be collapsible and re-erected for use. If this is the case, you might be able to sell it to someone else so they can take it down and use it.
- Be prepared to lay sod where the pool once stood on the lawn. Once the pool is dismantled, you’ll find the grass underneath to be brown and withered. Be prepared to sod this portion of your yard to erase all signs of the pool.
If you have an above ground swimming pool to dismantle and dispose of on your property, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We have all the tools and manpower to get it done, quickly and efficiently, and, for a reasonable price.