How Much Does It Cost to Demolish an Inground Swimming Pool In Florida?
Everyone who owns a pool knows how much the maintenance and repairs cost.
Demolition and removal are not cheap but are a permanent solution to rid yourself of the headaches associated with that big hole in the ground. While the average cost of maintaining a 600-800 square foot pool is around $2,000 per year, removal will cost a bit more up front but with very little to no long term costs.
Add this to the constant buying and juggling of chemicals, endless work and increasing liabilities of the neighbor's kid drowning... and the decision to remove the pool becomes easy.
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The national average cost to remove an inground swimming pool is $6,000.
However, the cost of demolishing an inground pool can vary significantly based on various factors, like:
- type of demolition
- size of pool being demolished
- type of pool to be removed
Whether your project costs $2,000 or $20,000 depends on a number of things, so let’s take a quick look at a few examples and discuss how to maximize your savings.
What Affects The Cost of Inground Pool Removal?
What affects the cost of inground pool removal
As with any home service, cost varies significantly based on your location.
If you live in a city with a relatively high cost of living, expect to pay more than the national average to demolish the pool.
The opposite also tends to be true if you live in a relatively low cost-of-living area.
Luckily for you, the costs in Florida tend to run in line with national averages and not above.
How easily your property and the pool can be accessed is a big factor in the price of swimming pool removal.
The equipment needed to perform the demolition, like excavators and other heavy machinery, need quite a bit of space for maneuvering. If there is limited access, space, or obstacles like fencing or outdoor playsets in the way the cost will be higher. If accessibility issues require the use of smaller equipment then it will take longer, and cost more, for the pool removal.
Anything that increases the amount of time it takes to complete the demolition will increase the overall costs.
TIP: Time is money, so make your property as accessible as possible to reduce costs.
Type of Demolition
There are two main types of inground swimming pool demolition: complete (total) demolition or partial demolition (break up and fill in the pool).
Complete pool removal
We offer complete pool removal. In order to avoid issues with ground settling we break up all components of the pool, haul all the debris away, fill the hole with dirt and/or gravel, and properly grade the site.
Type Of Pool Demolition
Size Of Pool Being Demolished
It’s should be no surprise that a bigger pool costs more to remove than a smaller pool.
However, the complexity of your pool design may affect demolition costs even more than the size.
For example, a pool with a custom shape, built-ins, waterfall, and large deck would cost more to demolish due to the additional labor necessary to complete the job.
Size of the Pool
Type Of Pool To Be Removed
Most pools are concrete, gunite, shotcrete, or vinyl.
A concrete, gunite or shotcrete pool demolition requires heavy machinery to break up and remove all the sidewalls and bottom in addition to any decking.
A pool with a vinyl liner may have steel in the supporting shell.
Generally a concrete, gunite or shotcrete pool will cost a bit more for demolition and removal of the pool.
Type of Pool
Ready to find out for sure how much your pool demolition and removal will cost? Give me, Jeff Smith, a call at 407-326-2240 or click below to get your free, no obligation estimate. I will personally come out to look at your pool and provide you the demolition estimate.