Pool Removal Cost

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove And Fill In A Swimming Pool?

Typical Range:


$2,700 – $19,000


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Removing your inground pool can quickly improve the curb appeal and overall value of your property, but you’re likely curious how much it’s going to cost.

At Hometown, we understand that getting the best price for your pool demolition is important to you, and we’re here to help ensure you get that.

This cost guide will discuss:

Inground Pool Removal Average Cost

Factors Affecting Inground Pool Removal Pricing

How to Find the Right Pool Removal Contractor

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Inground Pool Removal Average Cost

The national average cost to remove an inground swimming pool is $5,000-$7,000, including the cost of debris disposal and grading of the site.

Your exact inground pool removal price could be more or less than this average.

The table below outlines multiple examples of what others have paid for their inground pool removal project.

Inground Pool Removal Cost Examples

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Your particular pool removal project could cost more or less than the examples above.

Learn more:

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Factors Affecting Inground Pool Removal Pricing

There are a number of things that can affect the cost of your specific inground pool removal.

Common factors that influence the total cost of inground pool removal include:

Size of the pool.

Location and accessibility of the pool.

Type of materials being removed (pool material, deck, stairs, fence, landscaping, etc.)

Whether or not the pool needs to be emptied.

Method of demolition (partial or full removal).

Who you hire.

The location of your pool affects cost in two ways: by how accessible it is on your property, and by your area’s cost of living and local disposal fees.

If you live in an area where the cost of living is on the higher end, you can expect your demolition to cost on the higher end as well.

The bigger your inground pool, the more it will cost to remove it.

Most pools are lined with either vinyl, fiberglass, gunite, or concrete.

A concrete or gunite pool demolition is more time-consuming work and is tougher on the machinery compared to removing a vinyl or fiberglass liner, so you can expect to pay a bit more for a concrete or gunite pool removal than you would for a vinyl or fiberglass pool removal.

Generally speaking, people also have a set of stairs, some decking material, and potentially some surrounding landscaping or fencing materials to get rid of in addition to the pool.

The more material you have to get rid of, the higher your total project cost will be.

If your pool is still full of water, it will be another fee to safely drain it and get it ready for removal.

There are also two kinds of pool removal: partial removal, which involves burying some of the pool material in the ground and backfilling, and full removal, which involves completely removing all materials and backfilling.

A complete pool removal will naturally cost more than a pool fill-in.

Another overlooked factor that affects pool removal costs is the contractor you hire to do it.

Each contractor offers different levels of customer service and different prices, and not all contractors are created equal.

Because of this, we recommend reaching out to multiple contractors for quotes to compare them.

This will help you get a great price for your above ground pool removal and great customer service, too.

Keep reading:

Demo’s Done…Now What?: The Benefits of an Outdoor Living Space & Ideas to Fill It

Planning a Successful Demolition or Renovation Project

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How to Find the Right Pool Removal Contractor

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Hiring an experienced inground pool removal contractor to handle the job is important for a number of reasons, but more than anything, it’s for your protection.

If the pool removal is not handled properly, damage can be done to surrounding fences, landscaping, driveways, septic tanks, sewer connections, etc.

A qualified pool removal contractor will carefully consider how to gain access to the pool, and what size/type of equipment is best for your particular project.

Similarly, when it comes to inground pool removal, backfilling the area improperly can lead to costly problems down the road.

So no matter what removal method you choose, you should always hire someone who is licensed and insured to do the work..