MGK Pool Service

Pool Removal

Swimming Pool Removal (978) 710-8667

We demo, remove and otherwise fill in above-ground swimming pools and in-ground swimming pools. This page exists to provide you some information about the pool removal process, procedure, and cost. We have services to make it look like there was never a pool in the first place.

  • Estimate Average Cost for in-ground vinyl liner pool removal 4-6k
  • Estimate Average Cost for in-ground cement pool removal 7-10k
  • Estimate Average Cost for above-ground pool removal $300-$500

Please read below to learn more about the cost and process of getting rid of an above-ground or in-ground pool. We welcome your call for a free phone estimate. We can even provide you a cell number to text an image too, for an even more accurate price.

Each town has different requirements. Some cities will let you fill in the pool, while others will not. It is important to pull a building permit when removing inground pools. Without a building permit and inspection from the town, there is no proof for those looking to purchase your property, that the job got done right, and that no hazard lay just below the surface of the backyard.

Inground Pool Removal Service

In this picture below we are removing an in-ground vinyl swimming pool with steel walls. First, we removed the vinyl pool liner; then the pool cement patio was broken up and thrown into the deep end. We have begun bringing in fill material while we finish cutting down the steel pool walls. The Lowell MA building inspector required the pool wall cut down 19-24 inches.

in-ground pool removal

We use the same excavators to remove inground pools, as we use to install new ones. Our machines are capable of lifting, and removing all cement deck types, cement fence post footings, etc. Often using these items as fill, where allowed by the town.

Types Of In-Ground Pools

There are three types of inground pools; it would help if you to knew which you have and the size when calling for a removal estimate.

  • Vinyl Liner
  • Fiberglass or Composite
  • Gunite / Cement

Here in Massachusetts vinyl pool removal cost is usually 4-6k on average. Most towns want the liner pulled out, the top 12-18 inches of the steel pool wall removed, with a couple of holes in the floor for proper drainage. The cost of labor to break up the deck often helps offset the cost of fill required to bring the yard back to grade.

There are not too many fiberglass pools here in the Northeast, as they are in southern and western states. Removing a fiberglass style pool is usually 5 to 8k. Eliminating these pools is complicated by the cement and steel rebar collar perimeter on the top of the pool.

Cement and plastered type pools are the hardest to disassemble and take away. The walls are concrete and laced with steel rebar.  Walls reinforced with steel require large machines, and we often need tools to cut the steel. Prices to remove or fill in these pools average around 7-10k. Complete removal where required is twice the cost.

Above Ground Swimming Pool Removal

Above Ground Pool Removal Cost

This area where we removed a 15×30 above-ground pool will look better than the rest of the backyard when the grass begins to grow.

above-ground pool removalWe charge $250.00 to 350.00 to disassemble and remove most round above ground swimming pools, and $350.00 to 500.00 for most ovals. There are a couple of elements that can add to the cost of the job.

  • Wood decking
  • Pool Base/sand removal with reseeding
  • Removal of the liner and plastic /resin  pool components

Demo and Dumping Wood Decking

While most scrap yards will take tin-metal for free, or even give you 20-40 bucks (zero lately), nobody wants a pile of old wood decking. Depending on the type of deck, the demo and dump fees range from $400.00 to $1500.00.

Pool Base Haul Away

You’re left with 2-5 tons of sand once you remove your above ground pool. To load it up and haul it away, with associated dump fees, we usually charge $300.00.00 to $500.00. Then, to bring in new loom/topsoil, and seed it cost $225.00 to $400.00.

It cost more if we cant get a bobcat into the yard. If we have to shovel it all into wheel barrels and then shovel it into the back of our truck, it cost an extra 1-2 hundred more.

Removing Plastic / Resin and Pool Liners

We are okay with bagging up these items, or tying them into neat bundles and leaving them with you to dispose of, or slowly put out with your regular garbage pickup. We charge $49 to remove liners, and all other plastic gets quoted separately.  If your pool has all resin fence, top rails, and upright supports, it would probably cost another 100.00 to 150~ for associated dump fees.

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