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Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Commonwealth, 5th Jun, 2016.

  1. Commonwealth

    Commonwealth New Member

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    Hello guys! First time posting here on PC (please be nice to me:)).

    I've recently bought a very rundown IP with a rectangular pool. I have plans to develop the land. Anyone familiar with the cost of completely removing a pool? Dimensions are about 10x5m, and about 1.5m deep.

    Also any pool removal service recommendations in Melbourne's southeast?
     
  2. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Hey there @Commonwealth , welcome aboard.
    I have no idea, I always assumed you would just fill it in.
     
  3. Commonwealth

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    Hm... Don't you need to firstly remove the physical concrete (or plastic) pool itself before filling it in? And I'd ideally want to build something on the land so filling it with just sand is no good I assume(?)
     
  4. Azazel

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    Yep, I still have no idea ;)
    But removing the shell and concrete first sounds pretty reasonable.
     
  5. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Depends what your building over the top but normally just punch some holes in the base then fill. You may need to remove some concrete if there are footings or plumbing going in

    Sand is to expensive. Just good clean fill, compacted well. If your building probably needs to be certified or approved by council (tbc)
     
  6. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    If you google "filling in a concrete pool" there are several good answers to read up on.
     
  7. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like I was pretty close then ;)
     
  8. Commonwealth

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    Thanks! Got some info from Whirlpool forum ;)

    Looks like cost of removing a pool is between 6-10k, and another 1k for council permit.
     
  9. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Well there you go.
    Did someone whinge at you for removing a perfectly good pool? It is whinge pool after all ;)
     
  10. Agent99

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    if it was fibreglass you could sell it
     
  11. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    This works, you just need to be a little bit closer to the ocean: [​IMG]

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  12. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    It's like a man made saltwater rock pool now.
    Fancy.