Lassiter Excavating

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most common questions we receive about pool demolition. If you have a question that is not listed, simply give us a call at (925) 449-3112.

Why do people remove their pools?

What does it cost to demolish a swimming pool?

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Which of the three pool removal processes do pool owners choose the most?

Method 2 (Partial Pool Demolition):

This method also requires punching holes in the pool floor. The walls are then demolished 24 to 30 inches down from the top of pool. This is to insure that the pool shell is left low enough so as not to impact future planting or irrigation work. When this method is used, the swimming pool decking is generally demolished and placed in the pool shell. It’s important that the 24-30 inches clearance is maintained even after the decking is deposited in the pool. If there is too much decking, the excess must be hauled away.

Can I landscape over the pool area after demolition?

Absolutely! Once the pool demolition is complete and the backfill is done, you can install trees, landscape, concrete, patio covers, etc. Take a look at our Before and After Photos to see what others have done!

How soon after pool demolition can I do landscaping?

Immediately! There is no required wait time once the process has been completed.

Do you have to get a permit to remove a swimming pool?

Yes. A permit is required for work of this nature.

Will my home value be affected by a pool demolition?

Pool demolition is not likely to affect your home value if a type 3 (complete pool removal) was done. If a type 1 or type 2 pool demolition is done (pool shell buried), it is possible this could have an effect on some potential buyers depending on what plans they have for the back yard.


Lassiter Excavating has been serving the cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Fremont, San Jose, Atherton, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stockton, Sacramento and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area Since 1989.

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