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The cost of removing your pool will depend on a number of factors including the size of the pool, location of the pool, and construction material.

The two primary methods for pool removal are 1) partial removal (the top part of the pool is removed and the rest is filled) and 2) complete removal (the entire pool is removed and filled).

On average, a partial removal will cost in the range of $4,000-$6,000, whereas the cost of a complete demolition is somewhere between $6,000 and $16,000. Learn more about the difference between complete and partial pool demolition.

Take a look at our ProMatcher Demolition Cost Report which will provide you some estimated prices in your local area. It will also provide you resources for finding a local pool demolition contractor.

Pool Demolition and Removal Cost Factors

1. Is it an above ground or in-ground pool? The cost of removing an in-ground pool is higher than an above ground pool. Excavation is required for in-ground pools.

2. If it going to be a complete or partial removal? For in-ground pools, you have options. A partial removal will be much less expensive than a complete removal.

3. Is the pool vinyl, gunite, concrete or fiberglass? Different materials carry with them different removal costs. Concrete is the most difficult to remove and is therefore the most expensive. Fiberglass pools require cutting to dismantle and haul the pool.

4. Size of the pool. The larger the pool, the higher the price. Larger pools means more labor and hauling.

5. Is the pool full of water? Draining the pool will increase the cost.

6. Is the pool easily accessible? The more accessible the pool, the cheaper it will be to have it removed. The more difficult it is for the contractor to operate equipment, the higher the price.

7. Is there a wood pool deck? Is it going to be removed or does the contractor have to work around the existing deck.

8. Is there a concrete or tile pool deck? If there is a concrete deck that needs to be removed, you can be assured it will cost more. The more concrete there is to remove, the higher the cost.

9. Waste disposal requirements. Important factors for waste disposal are 1) how fare the project site is from the dump, and 2) dumping fees.

10. Fill, grading, and tamping requirements. The size of the hole will determine how much fill is required. You want to make certain that the contractor is going to tamp (compress) the fill material so that you do not end up with a depression in your yard.

11. Permits. First, is a demolition permit and utility permit required? Second, does the contractor have to pull a permit or will someone else be taking care of it? The cost of the permit (and the time it takes to run the permit) will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

12. Find a Pro. We hope that this information has been useful to you. Use ProMatcher to receive a Free Free Pool Demolition Cost Estimate from a contractor in your area. This is a fast and free service that saves you time and helps you receive multiple quotes for your pool project.

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Cost of Pool Demolition fixed fee (in-ground pool, complete demo)
Average Cost
High  $15,602.11
Low  $5,224.66
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Cost of Pool Demolition fixed fee (above ground pool)
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High  $3,420.83
Low  $1,083.33
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Cost of Pool Demolition per square foot
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High  $12.50
Low  $5.17
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