Updated September 1, 2022
Removing your inground pool can quickly improve the curb appeal and overall value of your property, but you're likely curious how much it's going to cost.
At Hometown, we understand that getting the best price for your pool demolition is important to you, and we're here to help ensure you get that.
This cost guide will discuss:
- Inground Pool Removal Average Cost
- Factors Affecting Inground Pool Removal Pricing
- How to Find the Right Pool Removal Contractor
The national average cost to remove an inground swimming pool is $5,000-$7,000, including the cost of debris disposal and grading of the site.
Your exact inground pool removal price could be more or less than this average.
The table below outlines multiple examples of what others have paid for their inground pool removal project.
|State||City||Project Details||Project Cost|
|Arizona||Scottsdale||Full removal of 6 ft L x 6 ft W wading pool||$3,000|
|California||Anaheim||Full removal of 28 ft L x 14 ft W inground vinyl-lined pool||$5,500|
|California||Fresno||Partial removal of 36 ft L x 18 ft W inground pool||$8,000|
|California||Irvine||Full removal of 30 ft L x 15 ft W ingorund concrete pool||$6,500|
|California||La Mirada||Partial removal of 33 ft L x 23 ft W inground vinyl pool||$7,000|
|California||Los Angeles||Full removal of 30 ft L x 20 ft W inground pool||$7,000|
|California||Mission Viejo||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W inground pool||$8,000|
|Colorado||Aurora||Full removal of 32 ft L x 14 ft W inground pool||$7,000|
|Connecticut||Middletown||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W inground vinyl-lined pool||$5,000|
|Florida||Safety Harbor||Full removal of 35 ft L x 20 ft W x 4-10 ft D inground pool, including 3 ft surrounding concrete patio||$4,200|
|Florida||Tampa||Full removal of 27 ft L x 17 ft W inground pool||$3,900|
|Georgia||Atlanta||Full removal of 32 ft L x 18 ft W inground pool, including surrounding concrete deck||$3,900|
|Georgia||Duluth||Partial removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground vinyl pool||$3,200|
|Georgia||Sandy Springs||Full removal of 50 ft L x 20 ft W inground concrete pool, including laying concrete on top of the site||$6,000|
|Georgia||Vinings||Full removal of 35 ft L x 10 ft W inground granite pool, including pool lift and holding tanks||$4,700|
|Illinois||Belleville||Full removal of 30 ft L x 15 ft W inground concrete pool||$6,000|
|Indiana||Greenwood||Full removal of 36 ft L x 18 ft W x 4-8 ft D inground pool, including surrounding concrete||$4,800|
|Kentucky||Silver Grove||Full removal of 36 ft L x 18 ft W inground vinyl-lined pool, including surrounding concrete patio||$5,000|
|Maryland||Ellicott City||Partial removal of 40 ft L x 25 ft W inground pool, including concrete and chain link enclosure||$4,200|
|Massachusetts||Charlton||Full removal of 30 ft L x 20 ft W inground granite pool, including 400 sq ft wood shed, concrete slab, and two trees||$4,500|
|Massachusetts||Tewksbury||Full removal of 22 ft L x 10 ft W x 6 ft D inground fiberglass pool||$5,000|
|Massachusetts||Westborough||Full removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground pool||$5,000|
|Massachusetts||Westborough||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W inground pool||$6,000|
|Michigan||Ada||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W x 10 ft D inground pool||$4,000|
|Michigan||Conklin||Partial removal of 38 ft L x 18 ft W inground pool||$3,000|
|Michigan||Farmington||Full removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground gunite pool||$8,000|
|Michigan||Livonia||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W inground granite pool||$8,500|
|Michigan||Redford||Full removal of 35 ft L x 18 ft W inground cement pool||$9,000|
|Michigan||Sterling Heights||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W x 11 ft D inground pool||$8,800|
|Michigan||Troy||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W inground granite pool||$8,000|
|Michigan||Warren||Full removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground pool||$7,000|
|Minnesota||St. Anthony||Full removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W inground vinyl-lined pool||$5,800|
|New Jersey||Delaware||Full removal of 36 ft L x 18 ft W inground vinyl pool||$10,000|
|New Jersey||Hackensack||Full removal of 40 ft L x 30 ft W x 10 ft D inground pool||$4,900|
|New York||Briarcliff Manor||Partial removal of 45 ft L x 20 ft W inground pool||$7,000|
|New York||East Northport||Full removal of 20 ft L x 15 ft W inground pool||$10,000|
|New York||Liverpool||Full removal of 39 ft L x 36 ft W inground pool, including 3 ft wide patio surrounding entire pool and small 16 sq ft wood shed||$4,700|
|New York||Webster||Partial removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground pool||$3,800|
|North Carolina||Charlotte||Full removal of 40 ft L x 25 ft W inground concrete pool||$3,300|
|North Carolina||Fayetteville||Partial removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground pool||$1,700|
|North Carolina||Greensboro||Full removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground concrete pool||$3,500|
|North Carolina||Durham||Partial removal of 40 ft L x 18 ft W x 4-8 ft D inground pool, including 1,800 sq ft concrete patio||$2,400|
|Ohio||Brunswick||Partial removal of 36 ft L x 18 ft W inground pool||$3,500|
|Oklahoma||Midwest City||Partial removal of 20 ft L x 8 ft W x 4.5 ft D inground fiberglass pool||$4,500|
|Texas||Houston||Full removal of 32 ft L x 18 ft W inground pool||$5,500|
|Virginia||Chesapeake||Full removal of 30 ft L x 15 ft W inground pool, including surrounding concrete patio||$6,100|
|Virginia||Falls Church||Partial removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground pool||$8,000|
|Virginia||Virginia Beach||Full removal of 32 f L x 16 ft W x 4-6 ft D inground pool||$5,400|
|Washington||Renton||Full removal of 32 ft L x 16 ft W inground pool||$5,600|
|Washington||Seattle||Partial removal of 40 ft L x 20 ft W x 9 ft D inground pool||$3,800|
As the above examples show, the cost to remove an inground pool varies a great deal from one project to the next, from as low as a couple thousand dollars to as high as $10,000.
Your particular pool removal project could cost more or less than the examples above.
There are a number of things that can affect the cost of your specific inground pool removal.
Common factors that influence the total cost of inground pool removal include:
- Size of the pool.
- Location and accessibility of the pool.
- Type of materials being removed (pool material, deck, stairs, fence, landscaping, etc.)
- Whether or not the pool needs to be emptied.
- Method of demolition (partial or full removal).
- Who you hire.
The location of your pool affects cost in two ways: by how accessible it is on your property, and by your area's cost of living and local disposal fees.
If you live in an area where the cost of living is on the higher end, you can expect your demolition to cost on the higher end as well.
The bigger your inground pool, the more it will cost to remove it.
Most pools are lined with either vinyl, fiberglass, gunite, or concrete.
A concrete or gunite pool demolition is more time-consuming work and is tougher on the machinery compared to removing a vinyl or fiberglass liner, so you can expect to pay a bit more for a concrete or gunite pool removal than you would for a vinyl or fiberglass pool removal.
Generally speaking, people also have a set of stairs, some decking material, and potentially some surrounding landscaping or fencing materials to get rid of in addition to the pool.
The more material you have to get rid of, the higher your total project cost will be.
If your pool is still full of water, it will be another fee to safely drain it and get it ready for removal.
There are also two kinds of pool removal: partial removal, which involves burying some of the pool material in the ground and backfilling, and full removal, which involves completely removing all materials and backfilling.
A complete pool removal will naturally cost more than a pool fill-in.
Another overlooked factor that affects pool removal costs is the contractor you hire to do it.
Each contractor offers different levels of customer service and different prices, and not all contractors are created equal.
Because of this, we recommend reaching out to multiple contractors for quotes to compare them.
This will help you get a great price for your above ground pool removal and great customer service, too.
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Hiring an experienced inground pool removal contractor to handle the job is important for a number of reasons, but more than anything, it's for your protection.
If the pool removal is not handled properly, damage can be done to surrounding fences, landscaping, driveways, septic tanks, sewer connections, etc.
A qualified pool removal contractor will carefully consider how to gain access to the pool, and what size/type of equipment is best for your particular project.
Similarly, when it comes to inground pool removal, backfilling the area improperly can lead to costly problems down the road.
We recommend reaching out to three or more local contractors for quotes on your pool removal project.
This will help to ensure you hire the right person for your inground pool removal project without overpaying.
Hometown helps make it easy to find contractors in your area, see customer reviews, and request quotes from as many contractors as you'd like.
Learn more about hiring the right pool removal contractor: