Mack Land LLC - Addison, IL Pool Removal

Addison, IL Pool Removal

This Addison, IL Pool Removal was a perfect example of the wonderful results that can be achieved by reclaiming land previously occupied by a pool that had fallen into a total state of disrepair.

There are many types of swimming pools and we used different removal techniques depending on the construction and location of the pool.

In this instance it was your typical in ground concrete construction swimming pool complete with deck and pergola. At the far end of the pool was a small pink play house that we were requested to preserve. Using our low impact removal methods this play house remained unscathed and we were able to minimize damage to the other surrounding areas as well.

As you can see in the before pic, this pool had not been used in years. Cattails, weeds and other vegetation had started to grow and there was a giant crack down the middle of the pool.

This Addison pool removal being in Illinois we needed to contact JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) before the job could begin. The process then continued as follows:-

  • Install plywood and/or wood chips to protect access path as needed
  • Pump out existing pool water and discharge to curb or on property
  • Safely disconnect and remove all pool utilities, gas and electric
  • Demolish and haul off concrete pool bottom
  • Demolish pool sides and haul off all concrete
  • Demolish pool deck and haul off all concrete
  • Import fill, distribute and compact fill material
  • Import pulverized topsoil as needed
  • Grade entire disturbed area (all areas will be graded with positive drainage away from all structures)
  • Seed all disturbed areas with Kentucky Bluegrass mix with DS-75 Erosion Control (straw blanket)
  • Remove plywood and/or wood chips along access path


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As you can see from the after photo, removing this pool totally transformed this backyard.  The client now has many options for this newly reclaimed land including

Xeriscaping, Automatic sprinkler system or even the addition of a Robotic Lawn Mower to name just a few.

The laws relating to pool ownership change over time and sometimes it can just become too expensive to retrofit an older pool. For example here are the rules relating to pool ownership in Addison Illinois. This could be another reason why you may want your pool removed.

If you are in the greater Chicago or Denver areas then please do not hesitate to contact us about your pool removal requirements.


Interested in any of our services?

Wauconda: 847 602 0024
Denver: 303 669 8922

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