Robot Mowers in the Landscape

Yesterday we presented a talk on robotic lawn mowers with Kathy Moseler of Paradise Robotics at the iLandscape Show that is currently going on in Schaumburg, IL.  In case you missed it, here are a few highlights of what we covered:

Robot Mower Basics

  • The majority of robot mowers work with a perimeter wire and a transmitter/receiver system.
  • The robot mower works within the perimeter of the wire, mowing in a random pattern, covering the whole area over time.
  • Robot mower perimeter wire has  less installation cost, and the same maintenance requirements, as a lawn sprinkler system.
  • Robot mowers improve grass health while reducing water and fertilizer requirements.
  • Robot mowers are quiet and do not pollute.
  • Robot mowers have significant safety benefits that reduce landscape business operating costs.

Mack Land, robot mower, pool removal company, landscape architect

Design for People, Accommodate Robots

  • Site analysis to address low spots, obstacles (trees, fences, water features), steep slopes.
  • Use landscape to avoid potential mower conflicts: narrow lawn sections, tight corners…
  • Edgers of metal and plastic are not to be used with robotic mowers.
  • Hard surfaces such as pavers, mulch or gravel level with the lawn, work well.
  • Gentle curves allow the robot mower to reach all desired areas, avoid 90 degree turns.

Uses

Robot mowers are for more than use residential use:

  • Commercial & Industrial Settings – vineyards, solar fields
  • School & Office Campuses – environmentally friendly
  • Hotels & Resorts – no loud mowers disrupting pool time
  • Municipalities – free up staff to address other items

The popularity of robot mowing has been on the rise in current years.  In Europe, the market has fully adopted robot mowers.  With all the makes and models coming on to the market, there is a robot mower for almost any size yard, including large fields.

Paradise Robotics, Ambrogio, robot mowing

If you are attending the iLandscape show, make sure to stop by the Paradise Robotics booth (#519) and talk to Kathy to learn more about robot mowing and find out more about other robots currently on the market.   If you live in the greater Chicago or Denver areas, give us a call .

Mack Land, robot mower, pool removal company, landscape architect

 

DENVER POOL REMOVAL & DEMOLITION COMPANY

5 REASONS TO REMOVE YOUR
SWIMMING POOL TODAY

 

1.  Reduce Stress and Enjoy your Back Yard

  • Having a pool in disrepair is stressful
  • Every time you look into the back yard you see it and it haunts you
  • At night you may lie awake trying to figure out how to deal with the problem
  • Neighbors may be complaining and you may start receiving letters from the City or Village

2.  Increase Real Estate Value 

  • Gain a bigger yard with more usable space and a more marketable space for realtors to sell
  • Houses without pools appeal to a broader market – backyard space allows for options
  • Houses being sold “as is” with a pool in disrepair will decrease the value of the home more than it will cost to remove it and may decrease surrounding property values
  • The cost of removing a pool in disrepair will be significantly offset by the value it adds to the property and it will make the property easier to sell
  • Safety concerns for children and pets is reduced

3.  Save Money

  • Reduce your Home Owners Insurance Premium – Pools are a safety liability
  • Lower your monthly utility costs, energy costs are constantly rising, your pool will only become more expensive
  • Repairing an old pool will cost a lot more than it will be to remove a pool over the long run

4.  Save Water

  • Water costs are rising
  • There is a shortage of clean water in the world

5.  Public Pools are like Water Parks

  • Public pools are up-to-date with latest safety features such as shallow pools for toddlers
  • Public pools increase social interaction among children and parents, making a community stronger
  • Your taxes are paying for the public pools, so why not use them

Does it make sense to pour chemicals into 20,000 gallons of water on a regular basis and then pump it out at the end of the year into the environment?  

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Golden, Colorado Liner Pool Removal

This vinyl liner pool in Golden, Colorado is a typical style we see.

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To access, we needed to remove a few sections of fence.  With this project, the client also wanted the hold hot tub and raised deck area removed.

We removed the vinyl liner, broke up the concrete pool bottom and removed the fiberglass sides.  The concrete pool deck was pulled into the hole and broken up as well to remain as structural fill.  We then brought clean fill dirt in and compacted in layers.

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The client opted to have a new concrete patio poured and irrigation installed for the new lawn area.  The project was then finished with sod for an instant green backyard.  The clients and their dogs are enjoying the new backyard.

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If you live in the greater Denver or Chicago areas please do not hesitate to give us a call about swimming pool removal or any of the other services that we offer.

Denver Metro Area Pool Removals

We recently had a client who was looking for a reputable Denver Metro pool removal company. They were quite thorough in their approach and did a lot of research. Here are some of the questions that they asked us along with our responses.

Do you have any examples of other Denver Metro area pool removal jobs?

We have been in the pool removal business for many years, have removed 100’s of pools and have many satisfied customers. Take a look at just a few of these here.

Littleton, CO

Centennial, CO

Golden, CO

Lakewood, CO

What methods do you use?

We have continually refined our processes in order to do the job as quickly and efficiently as possibly. Long gone are the days of the wrecking ball. We are able to minimize collateral damage by using new and improved low impact techniques.  Our main tool to achieve this is the compact excavator.  Additionally we are a complete turnkey solution company with licensed Landscape Architects, allowing us to not only manage your Denver Metro area pool removal but also to leave you with a beautifully landscaped backyard afterwards.

How environmentally conscious are you?

Where possible all the concrete associated with the pool removal is completely demolished and processed into 8” fracture concrete gravel similar to PGE and used as fill in the resultant hole.  Because we process the concrete associated with the pool into fill material, also called our low impact method, it reduces heavy truck loads of concrete out and then heavy truck loads of fill back in reducing trauma to your property and public roads.

We also recycle all the pool heaters plus whatever other material is recyclable.

As you can see there is a lot to consider before choosing your Denver Metro area pool removal contractor. Get the facts, make an informed decision and be happy with the outcome.

Still not sure? Contact us for a free consultation.

Golden, Colorado Pool Removal

With this in-ground pool, our clients were in the processes of purchasing this new home.  Removing the pool was a contingent part of the sale of the house and needed to be completed in a short time frame.  We understood the client’s concerns and were able to remove the pool properly and in the time frame given.

The pool was an all concrete pool surrounded by a large concrete pool deck.  All of the concrete was broken down and used it as structural fill in the deep end of the pool.  We also removed a small shed that had housed the pool equipment.

 

 

After back filling, we brought the area to rough grade and installed erosion control blanket to stabilize the dirt.  Since the client’s had not moved in yet, they wanted to wait and see how they were going to use the space.

 

 

If you are in the greater Denver or Chicago areas and are interested in finding out more about your pool removal options, then please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary estimate.

Arvada, Colorado Pool Removal

Mack Land, LLC receives numerous calls about removing pools in Arvada, CO every year.  This in-ground pool dominated the backyard at this house.  Also, it had not been used in years and had fallen into disrepair.

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The family was unsure if they were going to do, put the house up for rent or for sale.  However, they knew the pool needed to be removed to make the house more appealing to a broader market.  As the backyard and pool area was a tight space to maneuver in, our use of compact equipment really shone here.  It is what makes our process of removing pools stand out from the rest.

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This pool was a liner pool with a sand bottom.  This is a common pool style we see in Colorado.  We removed the concrete walk around the pool and old concrete stairs under the deck.  The area was brought to rough grade, leaving the family with options on how they wanted to finish off the space.

Mack Land, LLC

We have been removing pools for many years and are experts in the field. If you live in the greater Chicago or Denver areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

6 Reasons to Remove your Swimming Pool

REASONS TO REMOVE YOUR SWIMMING POOL TODAY

1. Reduce Stress and Enjoy your Back Yard

• Having a swimming pool in disrepair is stressful and could be a liability
• Every time you look into the back yard you see it and it haunts you
• At night you may lie awake trying to figure out how to deal with the problem
• Neighbors may be complaining and you may start receiving letters from the City or Village

2. Increase Real Estate Value

• Gain a bigger yard with more usable space and a more marketable space for realtors to sell, even consider adding a garden train
• Houses without a swimming pool appeal to a broader market
• Houses being sold “as is” with a swimming pool in disrepair will decrease the value of the home more than
it will cost to remove it and may decrease surrounding property values
• The cost of removing a swimming pool in disrepair will be significantly offset by the value it adds to the
property and it will make the property easier to sell

3. Save Money

• Property Tax Reduction – Pool are considered usable space are you are taxed on it
• Reduce your Home Owners Insurance Premium – Pools are a safety liability
• Lower your monthly utility costs, energy costs are constantly rising, your pool will only become
more expensive
• Water costs are rising
• Repairing an old swimming pool will cost a lot more than it will be to remove a pool over the long run

4. Conserve Clean Water

• There is a shortage of clean water in the world

5. Public Pools are like Water Parks

• Public pools are up-to-date with latest safety features such as shallow pools for toddlers
• Public pools increase social interaction among children and parents, making a community
stronger
• Your taxes are paying for the public pools, so why not use them

6. Reduce West Nile Mosquito Breeding Grounds

• Abandoned pools are the ideal spot for mosquitoes to breed

Contact us about removing your swimming pool.

We do work in both the northern Chicago and Denver areas.