After much debate and the pool being used less and less, our clients in Batavia, Illinois decided it was time to remove their pool. It dominated the back yard and they were ready to see it go.
The pool had fiberglass sides and a concrete pool bottom. It was surrounded by a concrete patio as well. Per code, we broke up the pool bottom to allow for drainage and remove the pool walls entirely. We also broke up the concrete patio.
After back filling the pool, we graded out the back yard to be a more usable space. The overgrown yews were removed to open up the area. We finished with grass seed and erosion control blanket to bring the area back to lawn. Now their dog has plenty of space to run in.
If you live in the greater Chicago or Denver 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.
• 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