Learn how to repair and waterproof swimming pools with Sani-Tred.
Many homeowners with a swimming pool are faced with a dilemma when the pools start aging and require repairs or even replacement. Zoning codes in different local jurisdictions vary, but typically homeowners are given just two choices if they decide to remove their pool:
Partial demolition or removal –
For a small to medium sized pool the cost of a partial demolition or removal of a pool that is small to medium in size could be $3,000 to $6,000, including 8” to 10” of topsoil. But this would only be the case if there were easy access for the type of heavy equipment required for the task.
However the costs can increase to $6,000 to $15,000 for larger pools or in areas with difficult access, large decks, other structures or more plumbing to deal with.
Full demolition and removal –
Absolutely everything is demolished and pulled out before the area is filled in. If the property owner were planning on building a structure on or near the site where the pool was, full removal would be mandatory.
The of full removal of a small, standard pool with easy access can be as low as $6,000 but go as high as $25,000. The average cost ranges from $10,000 to $15,000.
In many cases the property owner will do as much of the work as possible, but the required permits must be obtained and all local codes must be followed.
Whether it’s a partial removal or a full removal there is quite a bit of work involved. When hiring a contractor to handle the job you should be informed of all the details ahead of time when you get a quote on the work to be done:
These should be included in a partial demolition and removal:
- Multiple holes would be punched in the bottom and sides of the pool for drainage.
- Removal of tops of the walls on the sides of the pool to a depth of about 18 inches to 2 feet.
- The remaining pool is filled with fill dirt or gravel, with chunks of concrete possibly being used at the bottom.
- The material used to fill the pool is compacted to minimize settling and this is done layer by layer.
- When the pool is entirely filled it is covered with topsoil.
When a pool is partially removed the property owner must let any future buyers know about the former pool site and its exact location.
Whether you are having a partial or full removal done, the contractor is obligated to inform you ahead of time exactly what type and size of equipment he will be using and how they will gain access with this equipment. You must know exactly where any septic tanks are, sewer connections, drain fields, and any other underground plumbing services so that the heavy equipment avoids damaging anything.
Consult first with your local planning department regarding code requirements for pool demolition and any permits for construction or demolition that may be needed, along with inspections as the work progresses.
As with any demolition or construction project there can be additional costs. In this case the permits required to demolish a pool may be mandatory but cost nothing, but they might cost several hundred dollars or even more, depending on local requirements. If the heavy equipment needed to get the job done damages your driveway, other surfaces or landscaping you will incur those repair and replacement costs.
Repair Don’t Replace The Sani-Tred Alternative
Most people don’t realize that even the most damaged aging pools can be repaired and waterproofed with the Sani-Tred system. We have helped thousands of do-it-yourselfers transform old eyesores pools into a background oasis in a weekend.
Don’t backfill or demolish your pool restoration is way cheaper than demolition. To find out more call 1-866-784-3308 or visit http://sanitred.com/swimming-pool-repair-waterproofing/ today.
If you need to waterproof or repair a new basement foundation, swimming pool, garage, driveway then the Sani-Tred line of products is the choice for you. Easy to apply and will last the life of the structure. Sani-Tred products cure to become as tough as a tire and remains permanently flexible throughout.
Need slip resistance around the pool deck? Use our Rubber Granules to create a textured, slip-resistant surface around the pool deck.
Have an old pool that has cracks, joints, holes, rough areas or leaks? No worries with Sani-Tred products. Our simple 3 step application will have your pool repaired in just a weekend.
Here is a 55 year old pool where our customer used Sani-Tred products to seal cracks and waterproof his pool. He is thrilled with the results!
“Thanks again for all of your help. Look at the results. Our 55 year old pool is ready for the 4th of July thanks to you and your wonderful product.”
Whether you need to waterproof and repair new or old construction, Sani-Tred products can do it!
For years, residential pools, water parks, municipal pools & more have been successfully transformed with our Sani-Tred products. DIY’ers and contractors that have utilized this system know that waterproofing and repairing the inside of swimming pools with our product line is a great and effective method!
This “Do-It-Yourself” system is accomplished like this:
Remove any loose or crumbling materials.
Acid etch concrete to properly “open-up” the surface for deeper penetration (sand-blasting is also a great preparation method).
Make sure the concrete is moisture free (many contractors will use a weed burner torch to artificially dry when wet) and now you are ready to put down the prime coat of PermaFlex.
After the first coat of PermaFlex is dry, patch any holes or seams with a mixture of LRB (Liquid Rubber Base) mixed with TAV (Thickening Activator). Mix no more than 2 parts LRB with 1 part TAV (you can mix in less TAV for a thinner/runnier repair product).
Topcoat with another coat of PermFlex (it’s not necessary to wait for the LRB/TAV patches to be fully set before you begin the second coat of PermFlex).
Finish with a 2-part epoxy pool paint.
Make this be the year that you finally fix and repair that ugly and leaky swimming pool!
From small residential pools to large municipal pools and water park swimming areas, no other system can provide as many benefits. Deep flexible penetration, remaining forever flexible and curing as tough as a tire INSIDE of the concrete allows PermaFlex & LRB to actually solve what its meant to solve.
What kind of costs would the owners of this pool have had to incur for the other option of a messy tear-out and replacement?
Protecting, waterproofing and beautifying countless surfaces, our products continue to surprise contractors and homeowners alike!
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