Guest post, written by: Brooke E.
I am a realtor and I recently started buying foreclosed houses, then reselling them. These tend to be a bit of a fixer-upper, and it takes some work to be able to resell them for a profit. Most notably, no one wants to buy a house with a swimming pool. So whenever I buy a foreclosure with a pool my first call is to a demolition company specializing in swimming pool demolition. Below are the 4 steps I take to making this happen.
- STEP ONE: Find a Swimming Pool Demolition Expert
Call around and find a demolition company that specializes in swimming pool demolition. It’s best to get a few estimates so you can be sure you’re getting the right price. Swimming pool demolitions varies widely from company to company. I suggest getting at least three to compare, and make sure you get these quotes in writing!
- STEP TWO: Decide What Kind of Swimming Pool Demolition You Need
What many people might not be aware of, I know I wasn’t beforehand, there are actually two types of swimming pool demolition. They are: partial pool demolition and complete pool demolition. Complete swimming pool demolition is when a demolition company removes all the concrete and fills in the hole. In my case, I always choose this type of swimming pool demolition because it’s the only one my town allows.
Partial swimming pool demolition is where only a few feet of concrete is demolished and then used as fill for the pool. Partial is a lot cheaper to do, so if you are also flipping houses look into this as a possibility.
- STEP THREE: Pull Your Swimming Pool Demolition Permit
Swimming pool demolition requires some kind of permit so just file the permit with your city’s building office. Often times the pool demolition company is able to handle this step for you, so check with them first.
- STEP FOUR: Have the Swimming Pool Demolished and Filled In.
Swimming pool demolition will typically take 2 days, but could go longer if you have a really big pool. A swimming pool demolition company will spend the first day doing the demolition, and the second (and third) days filling the swimming pool.
And that’s all there is to it! Clearing out an old decaying pool can really increase the value of your property!
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