Chicagoland Pool Removals

Removing a swimming pool is quite a big undertaking and clients like to do their due diligence before selecting a contractor. While chatting with prospective clients, the following are common questions that are asked:

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

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

Northbrook, IL

Lake Forest, IL

Barrington, IL

Wauconda, IL

What methods do you use?

We have continually refined our processes in order to do the job as quickly and efficiently as possible. 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.  We also make sure to do inspections long before we start to ensure that everything runs without a hitch.  Additionally we are a complete turnkey solution company with Licensed Landscape Architects, allowing us to not only manage your pool removal but also to leave you with a beautifully landscaped yard 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 do not bury fiberglass or steel walls and haul all plastics offsite for disposal.

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 Chicagoland 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.

Centennial, Colorado Concrete Pool Removal

Here is another pool removal Mack Land, LLC has completed in Centennial, Colorado.  We met with these clients while they were in the process of purchasing the home.  This pool had not been used in several years and was not a feature they wanted to keep.

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This all concrete pool was squeezed into the side yard and surrounded by large trees keeping it in shade.  With a narrow walkway around it and so close to the house, there was not a lot of room to maneuver around the pool or usable space. Our clients did not want the pool and the headaches that were sure to come with it and opted for a level area for the kids to enjoy.

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We broke up the pool and pool deck in its entirety and left it onsite as structural fill.  We them back filled with clean fill material and left them with a level area, pitching away from the house to use as they see fit.

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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.

Niles, Illinois Pool Removal

After many years of enjoying their pool, these homeowners decided it was time for the pool to go.  As is typical in more urban areas, the backyard was dominated by the pool and concrete pool deck.  They were anxious to have it removed and the area brought to lawn.  This was the first step in getting the house ready to sell in a few years.

 

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Their pool was a typical style we see in northern Illinois – concrete pool bottom with 3-foot fiberglass sides.  We broke up all the concrete and hauled the fiberglass sides offsite.

Our use of smaller equipment really showed on this project.  With narrow side yards, our mini excavator and compact track loader were just the right fit to get the job done.  We removed their chain link fence to get in and reinstalled it once the project was complete.

 

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After back filling, compacting, and bringing in topsoil to fine grade, we finished the project by rolling out sod to give them an instant back yard.  Now their dog has a place to play and any future owners will have a backyard to enjoy.

 

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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.

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.

Northbrook, IL Pool Removal

We receive many pool removal calls from Northbrook, IL and this is an example of another one we completed.  After purchasing their house, our clients had focused on renovating the inside.  Now their focus is on the backyard.  The pool and wood deck had not been used in years and dominated the space.  So this did not leave much room for their kids to play safely.  They called us to discuss their Northbrook, IL pool removal options and how to best use the space they had in the back yard.

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This pool has fiberglass sides and a concrete bottom.  Because of the numerous large trees surrounding pool, maintenance was time consuming.  Even with an automatic pool cover, you still needed to clean off the leaves.

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The client had previously looked into redoing the pool and pool deck but was shocked by the cost.  They opted to remove the pool and crumbling wood deck, and restore the area back to lawn with seed and blanket.  They now have a great area to play with their kids.

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Restoring Your Lawn – Seed vs Sod – Read more here

If you are in the greater Chicago or Denver 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.

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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.

Centennial, Colorado Pool Removal

Looking for a more usable space for their residents, The Pines HOA in Centennial, CO contacted us about removing their pool.  They had a fiberglass shell pool that had not be opened and used in over a year or so.  The pool had become too expensive to maintain and it was time for it to go.

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We removed the fiberglass shell pool and the concrete walk around it.  We also removed the fence that was in place for pool safety but was not needed now.  A wood deck at the other end of the space was also removed.

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We brought the area to rough grade, giving them a blank slate to prepare for Phase 2 of their open space redesign.  The residents now have a large open space to gather and enjoy.

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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.

Woodstock, IL Pool Removal

One of our latest in-ground pool removals was in Woodstock, IL.  This pool was a liner pool with a vermiculite bottom and fiberglass sides.  The clients were not getting a lot of use out of the pool.  They were also getting tired of the maintenance and upkeep that is required to keep a pool functioning in northern Illinois.

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Per our standards pool removal process, we pumped out the pool water, removed the vinyl liner and fiberglass sides and disposed of them offsite.  We saw cut the existing concrete pool deck to leave them a usable patio area.  The rest of the concrete was broken up and hauled offsite for recycling.

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The pool area was restored to lawn with seed and blanket.  The client’s dogs will now have an expansive back yard to run around in.

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.

Schaumburg, IL Pool Removal

This Schaumburg, IL pool had been damaged by recent storms.  The homeowners had been debating removing the pool, and the last round of storms and damage helped make up their minds.

The pool was the dominant feature in the backyard.  It also had a large concrete patio associated with it.  We removed both the pool and the concrete patio, bringing them to a clean slate.

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We finished the project with grass seed and blanket.  Phase 2 for our clients will be to install a new patio to fit their needs.

Restoring Your Lawn – Seed vs Sod – Read more here

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If you are in the greater Chicago or Denver areas and need your pool removed then please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary estimate.

Chicago, IL Pool Removal

Sometimes we get a bit of a surprise once we start a job, this Chicago, IL pool removal was one of those.

As with many of the pool removal jobs that we get called to, one of the reasons for this one was the rising cost of maintenance which were becoming a bit of a burden on the budget. Sadly, there was a second reason as well. The pool owner’s family pet had recently drowned in the pool.

Now for the surprise. When we first did the site inspection for this Chicago Pool Removal it appeared that this was a liner pool with a vermiculite bottom. However once work got underway, we soon discovered that there were more layers. Under the vermiculite, there was also a concrete bottom.  Having been in the pool removal business for years, this did not phase us.  It did required a small adjustment in our overall approach as it is required that everything be removed.

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As with all of our jobs, we take care of the environment to the best of our ability. In this case we installed plywood to protect the access path to the pool and part of the concrete patio that was to remain.

All existing pool water was then pumped out to the curb according to local regulations. Following this all electricity, gas etc. was safely disconnected.

As mentioned above, after using our low impact machinery to break up the concrete, it was removed off site and recycled.

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The area was then filled, graded and finished with grass seed and blanket.

Restoring Your Lawn – Seed vs Sod – Read more here

No two pool removal jobs are the same.  Now and again as with this one, we get thrown the odd curved ball!

If you are in the greater Chicago or Denver areas and need your pool removed then please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary estimate.