How An Above-Ground Swimming Pool Demolition Works


Swimming in the summer is almost a universal activity, especially here in Jacksonville, Florida, where we are extremely fortunate to live a stone’s throw away from the beach and the ocean. When the summer heat bears down, heading to a body of water just makes sense. Many people have their own swimming pool for convenience and fun, but at some point, you may want to have your pool removed.

ELEV8 Demolition is a Jacksonville demolition contractor that specializes in swimming pool removal, as well as a variety of other demolition services, such as residential, commercial, and mobile home demolition. Our expert team has years of experience in helping homeowners and business owners with their building and land use needs. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and our team undergoes on-going training in order to stay fresh on the latest in demolition techniques and stay safe. Below, we’ll take a look at how an above ground pool demolition works. Contact our trusted Jacksonville demolition company for a free estimate today!


Drain the Pool

You don’t want any water in your pool when it’s time for swimming pool removal. This only makes it heavy and is very awkward to work around. Usually, the homeowner will drain the pool before the Jacksonville demolition company arrives. This saves considerable time and effort.


Dismantle the Pool

There are many different kinds of above ground pools, so dismantling your swimming pool may look a bit different. In general, heavy equipment is not needed for an above ground swimming pool removal. For the most part, it’s a matter of unscrewing the parts and using a sledgehammer to demolish any walls or hard to dismantle sections of the pool. Above the ground pools usually come apart in sections, which can then be stacked for removal.


Haul Away

Once your above ground pool has been dismantled, it’s time to haul it away. Your Jacksonville demolition company will usually handle this part unless you want to have a dumpster company haul it away. Either way, ensure as much of the materials from your pool removal are recycled as possible, helping to reduce your carbon footprint and prevent materials from ending up in the landfill.



Once the pool materials have been removed, it’s time to spruce up the area where your pool sat. Your Jacksonville demolition company will ensure the area is graded for your use. Now you are free to do what you want with the space, from creating your own backyard oasis with a pergola to planting grass and flowers.



Pool demolition is a great way to free up space in your backyard for other items. If you don’t use your pool anymore, then having a pool when you really want just a nice, big backyard for your kids or dogs to play in just doesn’t make sense.

ELEV8 Demolition is the top demolition contractor in Jacksonville. Our team has a reputation for staying on-time and on-budget. We work quickly and efficiently so that the disruption to your life is minimal. We leave your space as good as new when we are finished and ensure all of the demolition materials are removed from your property. Our mission is to make this process as hassle-free as possible. We offer free written estimates for all of our demolition projects, including commercial, residential, and mobile home demolition, so you’ll know exactly what you are paying for. Family-owned and operated, we serve all of Northeast Florida with the best demolition services.

If you are in need of a swimming pool removal service, call ELEV8 Demolition in Jacksonville today!


Our experience, and know-how means we can handle complex buildings up to 8 stories tall, as well as those in close quarters. We offer a turnkey commercial demolition solution (from environmental testing through permit pulling and utility disconnects) to streamline the process.


From house demolitions large and small to ancillary structures (garages, barns, pools, etc.), we are experienced in demolition of all types of structures, so you can rest assured that no residential demolition project is too much of a challenge for us.



If you need a mobile or manufactured home demolished, our demolition company offers same-day quotes and fast and efficient teardowns. Reach out today.