Sometimes a swimming pool just isn’t that much fun anymore. Maybe you have an older swimming pool that needs costly repairs. Or maybe you are buying or selling a home and don’t want the hassle, costs, and liabilities associated with owning a pool. For many Dallas/Fort Worth Home owners addressing an unwanted swimming pool can be a major headache. But what are your options for pool removal?
Below is an example of a pool we removed in DFW. Besides helping the home owner regain full use of their yard we also installed a patio for outdoor cooking.
Swimming pool removal and demolition isn’t a job for the typical handyman or do it yourselfer. It’s not as simple as drain the water, fill the pool with dirt, plant some grass seed, and move on. Removing or backfilling a pool improperly can be dangerous and requires compliance with local code requirements. And improper use of heavy equipment can tear up your yard, damage your home, or other landscape features like decking, patios, and irrigation systems. This is not the kind of job you want to assign to someone who’s inexperienced.
Before “taking the plunge” of pool removal it’s best to educate yourself so you know what you’re getting into. The worst thing that could happen is that you get halfway into the project only to find yourself with a muddy mess and unforeseen costs.
Your best option is to contact a professional who understands both demolition AND landscaping. That way you’ll be able to get rid of that pool AND ensure that you can reclaim a beautiful outdoor living space. As you shop around be sure to ask things like:
- How long have they been removing pools? How many have they removed?
- Are they licensed and insured?
- Do they offer a warranty on the work? If so, how does the warranty work?
- What references can they provide?
- Besides demolition – do they have landscape designers to ensure you make the most of your reclaimed space?
- Have they been positively rated by a large number of customers via the Better Business Bureau or other independent sources?
If you’re thinking about reclaiming your yard by removing that old pool we’d appreciate it if you give us a call at 817-716-3095. We offer free no hassle estimates from an expert who’s successfully managed numerous projects. With JCL landscaping you can count on quality workmanship at reasonable rates.