01:11PM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 03/25/03
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I have a 40 year old pool on my property - its an average size in ground pool with a 8 foot deep end
The pool has WOOD walls - yep wood walls - with a liner over them

The pool holds water - but several trees have put roots threw the wood walls and you can see/feel them behind the liner

The pool also has start to loose water when the pump is running - most likely the lines that are under my cement paito are leaking

I have recieved est above $28,000 to fix this pool
Fix isnt really what it is - they have to totaly remove everything and start fresh - including new feed and return lines

and that price does not include a new patio

So we have decided to fill it in - the problem is I can not find ANY info on how to go about something like this or est cost

at a later date I would like to maybe put a garage over this site - but the main thing right now is to fill the pool, and do it so I do not have any sink holes

Any help???


03:43PM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Pull the liner and fill it in with what ever dirt you can get cheap or free. If the wall are a problem just cut enough off the top to be able to cover them as well.


12:46AM | 03/27/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
In most cases where folks no longer want their in-ground pool, they simply hire a contractor with an excavator to knock the walls into the hole and backfill the remaining hole with whatever available "clean" fill they might have. In your case, after the liner is removed, which perhaps you can do(?), the wood should be a cinch for a contractor to knock down and then backfill the hole, compacting the fill as he goes. Not giving the fill some kind of compaction now will only make for future subsidence when the soil settles. Then you'll be faced with filling another hole. Make sure the fill is "clean" fill, without stumps and garbage and trash. It's a job that should be accomplished in a day, or less.

[This message has been edited by treebeard (edited March 27, 2003).]

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