The Pool Removal Contractor in the Denver Metro Area and Chicagoland
Pool Demolition and Removal Services
Our clients in Lakewood, CO were ready to get rid of their fiberglass shell pool that had not been used in years and enjoy their backyard. Removing the pool was their first step to creating the backyard they were looking for.
MackLand, LLC removed the fiberglass shell pool entirely and hauled it offsite for disposal. We removed the concrete walk around the pool as well.
We backfilled with clean material and compacted it in place as we went. Our clients opted for us to leave it at final grade and they plan to take it from here.
The process starts with two on staff landscape architects that work through all the various facets of your pool removal project such as: obtaining the permits, tree removals, irrigation conflicts, and can design build your future patio or landscape your entire back yard.
Our process goes above and beyond the typical village, city or county codes for pool removals. Most pool removal codes just require the bottom of the pool be perforated and the sides of the pool be removed 24” below grade, what we call a basic pool removal. MackLand, LLC has developed the low impact method to complete pool removals in a safe and timely minor while reducing impact to your property.
The one thing that is significant about our pool removal process is that we are processing all concrete associated with the pool into a structural fill material classified as PGE, 8” minus recycled fractured concrete gravel with fines. This material is often used for sub base under public roads. 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.
The right equipment and the right size equipment is extremely important. Mack prefers to use two rubber tracked backhoe excavators that have an operating weight of around 12,000 lbs to complete the pool demolition work. Using a backhoe is key to completing the project safely and quickly. A skid steer/Bobcat can easily get stuck in the deep end of the pool or get damaged while removing the pool side walls because the machine does not have the reach to keep a safe distance. Most under qualified contractors will use a skid steer and say they have done it before but they will be risking their safety, and may struggle and cause unnecessary damage to their machine. There are also a lot of other contractors, like excavation contractors, that will give you a great price but will come with a 26,000 lb machine with steel tracks and cause unnecessarily trauma to your property and not worry about it because it is not their job to restore your yard.
Having the right equipment and the having the right approach are key to the success of the project.
Settling is the most common question asked. To date MackLand, LLC has never had an issue with settling on a pool removal. Why? Because we fill in thin even layers and compact it evenly as we fill the pool in.
How long will it take?
Most in ground pool removals are completed in 3-7 days. Above ground pool removals are completed in one day.
Who gets the permits?
MackLand, LLC will obtain all permits and typically pay all permit fees as part of our services.
How do we get started?
MackLand, LLC will start the permit process with a signed contract and a copy of your plat of survey.
What is PGE?
PGE is a regional classification of coarse gravel. PGE is 6-8” minus recycled fractured concrete gravel with fines suitable for use as sub base for roads or for general structural fill. MackLand, LLC will process all concrete associated with the pool into PGE and use it as fill material.
What is better sod or seed?
Seed is by far the best way to go. Grass grown from seed will develop a more drought tolerant root system and blend into your existing lawn better. Also with sod it very possible to get grubs and other pests from the sod farm.
When do you need the project deposit?
MackLand, LLC prefers to pick up the deposit check in person after the permits are approved. Mack will deliver the permits and pick up the deposit check at that time. The remaining balance is due on completion.
If you are interested in finding out more about your pool removal options, please call us and we will be happy to discuss your project with you.
After starting one pool removal in Denver, Colorado, the neighbors next door were curious as to what we were doing. Once they learned we were removing the pool and how we have streamlined the process, they signed up to have their pool removed as well.
Their pool was a fiberglass shell pool that the homeowner and his father had installed many years ago. The family had enjoyed the pool for many years but it had not been used recently. They had been unsure of what to with the pool and the backyard in general and it was perfect timing that we were working right next door.
As with all fiberglass shell pools, we removed the pool entirely and hauled it offsite. We broke up the concrete walk around the pool and used it as structural fill in the bottom. Clean, compactable fill material was brought in. We brought the area to grade and the homeowner is planning on sodding the area. The backyard doubled in size for usable space, their dog will love the extra room to run.
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. Also make sure to visit our experience page to see some of our previous pool removal work.
Here is another fiberglass pool we removed, this time in Lakewood, CO. The homeowners had a large backyard, however it was dominated by the pool, concrete deck and some aging shrubs. They were not interested in using the pool – they were looking for more usable space.
As we typically do, we accessed the backyard through the side yard. For this project, we did need to take a few sections of the neighbor’s fence down for access. But this worked out well for the neighbor. While onsite, we removed a raised planter he wanted gone, removed a lean-to shed the previous owner had constructed that was of no use to the new owner ans removed a small stone pond.
We removed the fiberglass pool entirely and greatly reduced the size of the concrete deck. We also removed some of the overgrown shrubs to further open up the space. After filling and compacting the pool, we brought the area to rough grade. The homeowners wanted to take over from there.
No one removes more pools than Mack Land. So if you live in the greater Denver or Chicago area and are looking to have your pool removed please make sure to contact us. Also make sure to visit our experience page to see some of our previous pool removal work.
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.
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.
MackLand, 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.
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.
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.
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.