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Backyard Waste Removal: Time For A New Pool

Posted by Junk King on Jun 5, 2020 10:54:00 AM



Sometimes your yard waste removal needs are a bit more extensive than leaf piles and garbage. If your old above ground pool has seen better days and you need to replace it, what do you do with it then?

Old swimming pool parts are certainly not going to fit into your home's recycling bin. And the thought of having dismantled it and then trying to stuff all the pieces into the back of your SUV or truck can be distressing.

Summer Fun Doesn't Include Yard Waste Removal

With summer around the corner, planning for fun in the sun is a priority - especially if you have kids at home. And the last thing you want to be doing in the summer is making endless trips to the local landfill or trying to find a scrap metal firm that will take your junk materials. 

And that's assuming you have a suitable vehicle and plenty of help!

When it comes to something as complicated and large-scale as dismantling and removing an old above ground swimming pool, having a plan is really the only way to go.

One "easy" way to do this is to simply pay someone to take care of the whole project. And, if you have the funds, this can be a good option. What does that cost, you ask? Well, according to a recent article at HomeAdvisor.com,

"The average price to remove a swimming pool falls between $3,000 and $10,000. The cost to eliminate an above ground model averages $2,700. An inground unit can be extracted for $9,000 to $19,000 or filled in for about $5,000."

However, for many DIYers, the thinking is more like, "Why pay someone to do something I can do myself?" And, if you put your old pool together yourself years ago, odds are you can certainly take it apart yourself. Especially if you have some help.


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A good strategy is to dismantle your pool in the opposite order you put it together. If you didn’t put your pool together originally, however, taking an above ground pool down is not too difficult.

Here are some simple steps for pool disassembly from an article at DenGarden.com:

1. Connect the hose to the top connector on the sump pump and lower the pump in the middle of the pool.
2. Plug in the sump pump to the outside outlet and check to see that water is coming out of the hose.
3. When the water is so low that the pump is sucking in air, then unplug it. Remove sump pump and remove the hose from it.
4. Remove the filter hoses, clamps, intake and pool filter away from the pool, if you haven't already done this.
5. With sharp scissors or knife, begin cutting the liner all around the top edge. As the liner drops, pull it towards the middle.
6. Remove the top connecting panels of the pool with a cordless drill or screwdriver in reverse to remove the screws.
7. Now start unscrewing the wall panels. After the wall is dismantled, start cutting 3 foot sections of it with the heavy duty metal cutters. This will make the job of them much easier.
8. After cutting and removing the sections of the pool wall, the bottom metal rim that held the wall up will need to be disassembled.

However, if all this seems a bit much or more than you want or can take on yourself, there are services available that will dismantle your old pool for you. And, if you are purchasing a new replacement, it is possible that your dealer will provide that service when they deliver the new one for you.


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What to Do With the Old Pool Parts and Pieces?

All above ground pool walls are made of steel or aluminum. Even so-called “Resin Pools” do not have resin walls, but have either a steel or aluminum walls. This is good news for you - and the planet - since this means most, if not all, of your old swimming pool parts can be recycled.

Now the question is what to do with the broken down and cut up parts and pieces?

You could take them all to the dump, but that's really not a good option. In fact, depending on where you live that may not even be an option. You could try to take them to a scrap metal dealer, but you will need a vehicle that you can haul everything in without damaging it and that it will all fit in.

Or you could call a professional yard waste and old appliance removal service.

Your Local Yard Waste and Appliance Removal Service

Yard waste can come in many forms.

Maybe winter storms left huge tree branches and other debris strewn across your yard. Or perhaps you recently started a gardening or landscaping project that’s left dirt and debris everywhere. And, maybe, you simply have a piles of junk and clutter in your yard that you haven’t had time to clean up.

Whatever it is - including old above ground pools, we can handle it for you.

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly yard waste removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of your yard debris. Our experienced debris removal team will break down and haul off any types of yard waste you have. Unlike the backseat of your car, our junk removal trucks are made to handle those dirty yard debris items.

Ready to get rid of your yard waste? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) and our professional and insured yard waste removal team will show up at your home (or office!) We'll call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and give you a free estimate based on how much room your debris takes up in our truck. You point and we haul yard waste into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.


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Topics: Yard Waste Removal, summer cleaning, yard waste disposal, backyard, appliance removal

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