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.

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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Pool Removal – The Real Estate Value

Whether or not to remove a pool is a very common question. In many instances, pool removal can in fact increase the value of one’s property.

Here is a list of factors that may have a negative effect on your home’s value that should lead you to consider pool removal.

  • If the pool takes up 30% or more of the backyard.
  • If the pool is over 30 years old and is in need of repair
  • If the pool does not have a safety gate around it.
  • If the pool is made from a vinyl liner.
  • If the geographic area the pool is in has less than 3 months of “swimming weather”
  • If the pool is the only one in the neighborhood.
  • If your area is currently experiencing a drought

Unless your geographic location allows for 6 or more solid months of swimming weather, your pool is less than 15 years old, and most of the neighborhood has a pool, you can expect your pool to decrease your property value.

Some of the exceptions to your pool decreasing your property value would be if your house is considered a luxury home, many of your neighbors have a pool, and the pool is completely enclosed, including a secure safety gate.

Many folks just don’t like the risks involved in owning a pool. Therefore trying to make your property more attractive to potential buyers, pool removal could be your best option.

Removing your pool also allows your property to have more outdoor green space. An uncluttered yard increases your property’s potential; thus increasing your property’s value.

Swimming pools are nice to enjoy at a friend’s or neighbor’s house, but can be a hassle to have at your own home. Many potential home buyers view swimming pools as dangerous, expensive to maintain and a lawsuit waiting to happen. Families with young children in particular may turn down an otherwise perfect house because of the pool (and the fear of a child going in the pool unsupervised). In fact, a would-be buyer’s offer may be contingent on the home seller dismantling an above ground pool or filling in an in-ground pool. The one exception could be if having a pool is standard in your neighborhood, as it can be in warm states such as California, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii.

An in-ground pool costs anywhere from $30,000 to more than $100,000, and additional yearly maintenance expenses are part of the package. That’s a significant amount of money that might never be recouped if and when the house is sold. Put one in for your own pleasure, perhaps, but know that it could cost you when you sell your home.

Personal Experience

Many pools that we remove in the Denver, CO and Wauconda, IL areas are related to real estate transactions.

  1. A home that was on the market for many months just could not attract any offers. The pool which was poorly placed was removed and the resulting area professionally landscaped. The house then went into escrow within weeks of being put back onto the market.
  2. Another home with a pool that needed to be rented out. In order to rent the home the insurance company wanted to increase the premium drastically and install a gate that was going to cost $3,500. In addition, several renters expressed hesitation due to the pool and the homeowners would be responsible for maintenance and repair. They decided the best course of action was pool removal.
  3. An older couple had lived in their home for many years. They were beginning to find that maintenance costs were getting too high. They were thinking of selling the house. They had never considered pool removal until they did the math and realized the cost to remove the pool would be far less than the cost relating to buying another home.

Here are just a few ideas what to do with all of the newly created space.

Install a smart irrigation system
Use a robotic mower to take of all the new lawn
Install  a garden train to keep the kids (old and young) occupied

Make sure to read our blog articles for many more idea.

Looking forward to hearing from you.