There are many reasons why people add swimming pools to their yards, and at least as many reasons why people remove them. Not only are swimming pools expensive to maintain, but these days during the worst drought period of Californian history , the pools do not make ecological sense. Removing a swimming pool is, however, a huge undertaking. Fortunately, Peninsula Hauling & Demo has years of experience performing pool demolition. Continue reading to learn more about the process of demolition for a swimming pool.
There are two residential demolition options for swimming pools: full removal and partial removal. Peninsula Hauling & Demo offers both methods, but full removal tends to be more expensive and time consuming than a partial removal. With that said, a full removal may make your landscaping look like you had never had a swimming pool. Sometimes a full removal is the best way to sustain the value of your property.
Another option for pool removal is partial removal, where the top portion of the pool is removed and thrown into the deep end of the pool. The bottom of the pool is punctured with holes to allow the water to drain. Then the swimming pool is filled with dirt.
Residential demolition regulations change over time and may differ depending on your location in the Bay Area. Your residential demolition company will need to apply for a permit with the specifics of your swimming pool and how they plan to remove it. An inspector may need to be called to evaluate the site during the demolition process. There may even be specific building requirements for the removal of the pool, such as certain size requirements for holes in the bottom of the swimming pool.
Call Peninsula Hauling & Demo at (650) 596-8105 to learn more about the process of planning and carrying out the residential demolition of a swimming pool. We are a green demolition company serving San Francisco, CA, which means we practice recycling disposal or reusing of the materials produced during demolition.