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In-ground Pool....Destruction?

Old 07-10-06, 09:01 AM
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In-ground Pool....Destruction?

So, I'm buying a new house.

The pool takes up most of the yard and we are planning to break it up and fill it in with dirt, so we can have a yard for our kids.

What kind of things should I consider when planning a project like this? Is it OK to break up the concrete lip and put it in the bottom of the pool before filling it in? Or should I pay to have it hauled away? Any ideas on the cost involved? Has anyone done this before that can alert me to any tips before proceeding?

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Evil
So, I'm buying a new house.

The pool takes up most of the yard and we are planning to break it up and fill it in with dirt, so we can have a yard for our kids.

What kind of things should I consider when planning a project like this? Is it OK to break up the concrete lip and put it in the bottom of the pool before filling it in? Or should I pay to have it hauled away? Any ideas on the cost involved? Has anyone done this before that can alert me to any tips before proceeding?

Thanks in advance.
I can't help wondering why you don't just buy a house without a pool. You're probably paying more for the house anyway since it has a pool, and it's going to be expensive to get rid of this one.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
I can't help wondering why you don't just buy a house without a pool. You're probably paying more for the house anyway since it has a pool, and it's going to be expensive to get rid of this one.
Because this is the house we want?
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Originally Posted by Evil
Because this is the house we want?
But if it's a new house, isn't it in a development where you could get the same house but with no pool? Or am I misunderstanding you.
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You can make it into a fallout shelter.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
He probably meant new as in it is a new house to him, not that it was just built.
My mistake, yes, exactly....

It's just new to me...It's a house built in 1955 with a existing pool.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
But if it's a new house, isn't it in a development where you could get the same house but with no pool? Or am I misunderstanding you.
He probably meant new as in it is a new house to him, not that it was just built.
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This is the perfect opportunity to make some bodies disappear.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:41 AM
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Convert it into an underground home theatre room - this is a DVD forum that you're posting on!
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You son of a bitch. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. You only moved the head stones. Why? Why?
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Make sure you drain the pool.
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To take it one step further....,,make it a fallout shelter, and then cover it in AstroTurf!!

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I have a pool that I want to have removed. It's not easy. Demolition companies are the ones most likely to have the experience. It depends on regulations in your area and your soil as to how much concrete can be left behind. Search online for pool demolition and you can find a little bit of information.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
He probably meant new as in it is a new house to him, not that it was just built.
Ahhh...is that at all like when people tell me that they're "building a new house", and I reply that I didn't know they were that handy. They then proceed to look at me like I'm crazy, and inform me that they're "having it built, obviously."

I find that the best thing to do then is tell them you're cooking dinner, and invite them to join you...out at Red Lobster or something.

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Originally Posted by louiseb
I have a pool that I want to have removed. It's not easy. Demolition companies are the ones most likely to have the experience. It depends on regulations in your area and your soil as to how much concrete can be left behind. Search online for pool demolition and you can find a little bit of information.
Isn't that what he's doing by posting here?
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Originally Posted by VinVega
Isn't that what he's doing by posting here?
I think the Otter is the land of Disinformation. Everything but real information can be found here.

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Can you put skiblet's bricks in there?
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Can you put skiblet's bricks in there?
Or maybe sell the pool to this guy.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
I can't help wondering why you don't just buy a house without a pool. You're probably paying more for the house anyway since it has a pool, and it's going to be expensive to get rid of this one.
It's been my experience that pools actually lower the value of the house. I know I'd never buy one that had a pool.

You'd think you could just demo the concrete into a big pile and fill in the dirt, but I'm sure there is some asinine regulation that prevents it. Google is probably your best bet, or a call to your city.
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Thanks for all of the responses!

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Originally Posted by pedagogue
I think the Otter is the land of Disinformation. Everything but real information can be found here.

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Like yours?
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I don't dispute the fact I bring very little useful information here. I usually go out of my way to not be helpful, since that is more fun. In the rare event I *do* give real information, I usually need to increase my disinformation posts to even it out.

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Every house has some amount of concrete mixed with the dirt. Just bust up the ledge, put the pieces in the bottom and cover it all with dirt. Conrete is not toxic and will not polute the ground water. For a job like this you will probably need a permit from the city anyway. You can always ask them if there are any codes regarding buried concrete.
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Isn't that what he's doing by posting here?
LOL!! What was I thinking?
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