Greenwood Village Pool Removal

In this Greenwood Village Pool Removal the customer had an unusual request.
He wanted the concrete pool deck to be left behind. This would require us to just remove the swimming pool shell without doing any damage to the surround. Many customers think that by doing this it will save money on demolition. In reality though it makes the job a lot harder.

Greenwood Village Pool Removal

It would also mean that it would be difficult to fully drain the pool.
There would also be the risk that a lot of dirt that was previously supported by the walls of the pool shell would collapse in.
In this instance the 20 year old concrete deck work was very well done and had sentimental value to the owner. His vision was to fill in the void with artificial turf topped dirt to be used as a play area for his soon to be born granddaughter. This could result in a cheap looking end result as opposed to a complete makeover but the customer is always right and we proceeded with this Greenwood Village Pool Removal.

At Mackland We specialize in:

  • In-Ground Pool Removals
    • All Concrete Pool removals
    • Fiberglass Shell Pool removals
    • Vinyl Liner Pool removals
  • Above Ground Pool Removals
  • Indoor Pool Removals
  • Commercial & Municipal Pool Removals
  • Restoration of the existing pool space
  • Pool retirements
  • Pool closures
  • Pool demolitions
  • Complete pool removals

Contact us today to learn more about MackLand LLC’s pool removal process and request a quote.

Centennial Pool Removal

In this Centennial Pool Removal we were approached by a realtor who introduced us to the client.

This was a very unique property with a lot of character. It had unique masonry work all over and a back yard with mature pine trees with a mountain forest feel .
As often happens the client was not thinking much about the 40 year old fiberglass pool until they contacted a realtor to sell the house.
This pool was loved and used by this family for most of the 25 years they lived there but over the last 5 to 8 years the pool was not used much.
While the surrounding pine trees added a lot of character to the back yard it’s almost impossible to maintain a swimming pool efficiently under the canopy of large trees like this.
Even with an automatic cover you still need to get the pine needs off the cover before you open. Pine needles really affect water clarity and pH .

Centennial Pool Removal

We have been removing swimming pools in the greater Denver area for years. We have seen this problem many times. Trees around a swimming pool grow into large shade trees that now shade the pool too much and drop too many leaves or needles.
This then becomes a pool maintenance nightmare. These lovely large trees now add more value and character to the property then the old pool that is impossible to maintain. Even if a new pool is installed there would still be the same problems with the surrounding trees.

This Centennial Pool Removal project was a good challenge. We were tasked with removing the pool right before the house was to be listed.

Mackland has built a good reputation in the Denver pool removal industry.
This gave the customer comfort that they were leaving the job in good hands.
We obtained the permits and removed the pool within 2 weeks of initial contact .
We recognized the importance of time and timing when selling a house so we gave this project priority over our other jobs.
Some pool removals are an emergency and need to be expedited this was one of them.
We even successfully built a ramp over a 18” tall brick masonry retaining wall in order to gain the correct.
There is no hurdle we can’t get over!

Our final step was to supply the customer with a pool removal report. This could be shown to the prospective purchaser as proof that the pool was professionally removed.

As the top pool removal contactor in the greater Denver area make sure that you contact us first!

Boulder Colorado Pool Removal

With this Boulder Colorado Pool Removal project a repeating theme occurred. The customer made the decision to remove the pool without giving further thought about what to do with the reclaimed space. Having years of experience this does not phase us at all. The method of pool removal remains the same but it’s the finishing that’s left up for discussion and for which we have many options.

Fall is one the best times to remove your pool and have it filled in. This returns your backyard to it’s original condition allowing you to enjoy the winter experience hassle free. With many clients unsure of what they want to do we have developed a process to help ease what can often be a very emotional and mentally exhausting decision to make. Our process recommends removing the pool and starting with a clean slate. Then take at least two weeks or ideally the whole winter to experience the new space before planning what you do next.

Removing the pool in fall gives the client the time to experience the space during the winter when deciduous plants lose leaves and to consider where evergreen plants need to go to screen in wanted views.

After demolition

Hardscape is a big investment. Your new patio just needs to be the perfect size and function the way you want it to. Not too big (then you paid too much for material you’re not using) and not too small (then it does not function). Take the time to think about how you want you use your patio, how many people to you want to accommodate, what elements you would like to incorporate (fire pit, outdoor kitchen etc.). What furniture and the space it needs to function properly? Then lastly start thinking about size and shape.

Boulder Colorado Pool Removal
Temporary mat covering for the winter while client decides

Fall is great if you have a clear plan of what you want to do next as there are great blow out deals on plant material. If you have not yet decided what you want to do then you can take the winter to experience the space. At the same time you can plan it out and start getting bids. This will allow you to hit the ground running next spring. Ideally you want to have all your work contracted by early March to be at the top of the list for a spring install and enjoy your new back yard all summer. Taking the winter time to plan and bid out project can lead to greater savings for the client by making sure they know what they want next and having time find and price out multiple contractors.

Pool Demolition by the Experts

This Boulder Colorado Pool Removal was a perfect example of where a client makes a snap decision to remove a pool that’s beyond repair and then wants to delay the decision of what to do with the newly created real estate.

Pool demolition is not like any other type of demolition exercise. It’s not a matter of just getting out the wrecking ball, there are many aspects to consider. We have many years of experience doing indoor pool removals, inground pool removal and above ground pool removals. Contact us for a chat.

Aurora Colorado Pool Removal


A swimming pool can be a source of endless enjoyment during its prime years, but as time goes by, it can also become a source of headaches and financial strain. If you find yourself with an old and dilapidated swimming pool that’s causing more problems than joy, you’re not alone. Many homeowners face the dilemma of whether to keep or remove an aging pool. In this article, we’ll delve into the compelling reasons why opting for pool removal might be the best decision you’ll make.

Aurora Colorado Pool Removal

This Aurora Colorado pool removal

In this Aurora Colorado Pool Removal this was an old family home now vacant due to illness of the owner. It was time to sell the home but the pool was in a bad state of disrepair. Getting it up an running again was going to cost too much so the decision was made to have it removed.

The Justification for Pool Removal

1. Costly Repairs and Maintenance

As a swimming pool ages, it becomes increasingly susceptible to wear and tear. Routine maintenance, repairs, and chemical treatments can quickly add up, making the cost of keeping it in good condition a significant financial burden. By removing the pool, you can free yourself from ongoing expenses and redirect your funds to more worthwhile investments.

2. Safety Concerns

Older pools may not meet the safety standards and regulations in place today. This can pose a risk to your family and anyone who visits your property. Removing the pool eliminates these safety concerns, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

3. Unused and Unattractive

If your pool has fallen into disuse and become an eyesore in your backyard, it’s time to reassess its value. Unused pools not only take up valuable space but can also detract from the overall aesthetics of your property. By removing the pool, you can reclaim your outdoor space and enhance your property’s curb appeal.

After Removal

4. Expanding Possibilities

Once the pool is gone, you gain a blank canvas to explore new landscaping possibilities. Transform your former pool area into a lush garden, an outdoor living space, or a playground for your children or grandchildren. The options are limited only by your imagination.

5. Environmental Benefits of Pool Removal

Swimming pool removal can be an environmentally responsible choice. By eliminating the need for pool chemicals and reducing water usage, you can lessen your environmental impact. Additionally, the space gained can be used for eco-friendly landscaping or even a small vegetable garden.

Loveland Colorado Pool Removal

6. Increased Property Value after Aurora Colorado Pool Removal

While it may seem counterintuitive, removing a dilapidated pool can increase the value of your property. Many potential buyers may view an old pool as a liability rather than an asset. A well-landscaped, spacious yard, on the other hand, appeals to a broader range of buyers and can lead to a higher resale value.

Aurora Colorado Pool Removal Conclusion

Removing an old and dilapidated swimming pool is a decision that offers numerous benefits, from cost savings and enhanced safety to increased property value and newfound possibilities for your outdoor space. If your pool has become more of a burden than a source of enjoyment, it might be time to consider pool removal as a practical and beneficial choice for your home and lifestyle.

We at Mackland LLC specialize in the removal of swimming pools. Contact us of referrals from our many happy customers in the greater Denver area and surrounds.

Loveland Colorado Pool Removal

Loveland Pool Removal

This Loveland Pool Removal project was an interesting one. Recent empty nesters started questioning the need for a pool that was only going to be used a few times a year. In addition their home was in a remote location where pool service companies were reluctant to travel to.

With a view to selling the property in a few years, the decision was made to increase the real estate value of the property by removing the pool and maximizing the size of their patio.

As can be imagined, pool removal can be a very destructive process to the surrounding areas. This is where our low impact solutions have become very popular. By using the low impact method we were able to preserve the existing patio infrastructure saving the customer further money in the process.

Loveland Pool Removal

As with all of our Colorado Pool Removals we first contact Colorado Utilities to help locate any dangerous wires and cables before starting any job. We also make sure that we can recycle anything that we possibly can.

Can you believe that there was a swimming pool here before?

Why MackLand, LLC is the Premier Colorado Pool Removal Contractor

  • Guaranteed Competitive Pricing & Ethical Business Practices
  • Guaranteed Minimal Settling
  • Certified non contaminated fill dirt and quality structural fill dirt
  • Registered Landscape Architects and Contractors that can handle irrigation, brick pavers, and other landscape issues
  • MackLand has removed more than 100+ pools in Colorado
  • MackLand has developed specific processes to efficiently demolish swimming pools with lower impact to your property
  • MackLand will complete the project in a timely manner and is a one stop shop
  • MackLand has the right credentials to obtain permits and resolve permit issues in a timely manner

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Swimming Pool Demolition – The Best Way

Swimming pool demolition is the process of dismantling or removing a swimming pool from a property. There are various reasons why someone might decide to demolish a swimming pool, including outdated design, structural issues, lack of use, or the desire to repurpose the space for other purposes. Here are the general steps involved in swimming pool demolition:

Permits and Regulations: Before starting any demolition work, it’s important to check with local authorities to determine whether you need any permits or approvals to demolish a swimming pool. Regulations can vary widely depending on your location.

Draining the Pool: If the pool still contains water, it needs to be drained properly. It’s essential to follow local guidelines for draining water to avoid any environmental impact.

Disconnecting Utilities: Swimming pools usually have associated plumbing, electrical, and filtration systems. These systems need to be disconnected and properly shut down to ensure safety during the demolition process.

Demolition Method: There are two primary methods for swimming pool demolition: partial removal (also known as “abandonment”) and complete removal.

This Denver Pool Removal done the right way!

swimming pool demolition

Partial Removal: In this method, the top layers of the pool’s structure are broken down, while the bottom layers are left in place. Holes are often punched in the bottom for drainage, and the area is then filled with soil and compacted. This is a more cost-effective option and is suitable if you don’t plan to build anything on top of the old pool area.

Complete Removal: This method involves breaking up and removing the entire pool structure, including the bottom layers. It’s a more thorough approach and provides a clean slate for future construction or landscaping. However, it’s usually more expensive and labor-intensive.

Demolition Process: Once the method is chosen, heavy equipment like excavators or backhoes is used to break up the pool’s structure. The concrete or other pool materials are then hauled away. The debris is disposed of in accordance with local regulations. At Mackland we also have compact excavators for those tight spaces.

Filling and Compacting: After the pool has been demolished, the resulting hole needs to be filled and compacted to ensure stability. Depending on the method chosen, this could involve backfilling with soil, gravel, or a combination of materials.

Final Grading and Restoration: The area is graded and leveled to match the surrounding landscape. Any necessary restoration work is done to make the area ready for its new purpose.

Something that we take a lot of pride in is recycling. Too much junk that could be recycled is being taken to land fills. Instead we choose to recycle items such as pool heaters, pool pumps, steel pipes, rebar, copper wire and sometime copper pipes.

Responsible Pool Demolition and recycling – The Mackland way.

It’s important to note that swimming pool demolition can be a complex process, involving heavy machinery and potential safety risks. It’s recommended to hire professionals who specialize in swimming pool removal to ensure the job is done safely, efficiently, and in compliance with local regulations. Additionally, the cost of swimming pool demolition can vary widely based on factors such as pool size, demolition method, location, and site access.

Mackland has been removing pools in the greater Denver area for years. We are not just another demolition company who also removes pools. We are experts in this field. Contact us for references.