Swimming pool demolition

There are three ways to get rid of your swimming pool.

Imperial Excavating is your one stop shop for your pool demolition. We take care of everything from draining the pool to getting the permit to delivering and spreading landscape rock to replacing the access wall.


The first option is a complete pool removal. This method  gives you the opportunity to use that area to build a structure, add on to your home, or build a new pool.


Option two is a pool fill-in. We punch a large hole in the bottom for drainage and take the top 18 to 24 inches of the pool walls down.


The third option is to simply fill the pool with dirt. This method leaves the pool shell and deck intact. 


See below for more details about each option.

Complete Pool Removal

Our complete pool removal includes:

  • The permit from your city
  • Disconnecting the electricity, capping off plumbing lines, and removing the pool equipment
  • Removing the entire pool shell and all deck
  • Backfilling with clean dirt and compacting in 12 inch lifts


After compaction, the yard will be rough graded so that it is flat and even. If you do plan to build over the former pool we recommend compaction testing, which we can provide. Depending on the size of your pool, our experienced crews will have your project done in three to four days. 


For an additional fee, we can drain your pool, replace the access wall, and deliver landscape rock and spread it to finish your backyard renovation. 

pool fill-in

Our pool fill-in includes:

  • The permit from your city
  • Disconnecting the electricity, capping off plumbing lines, and removing the pool equipment
  • Hammering a large hole in the bottom of the pool for drainage
  • Placing the deck and the top 18 to 24 inches of the pool walls into the pool
  • Backfilling with clean dirt and compacting in 12 inch lifts


This method is the most popular choice. After compaction, the yard will be rough graded so that it is flat and even. Depending on the size of your pool, our experienced crews will have your project done in two to three days. Filling in your pool will allow you to landscape your yard any way you would like. There will be at least 18 inches of soil above the buried pool shell, which allows room for sprinkler systems and for trees and bushes to be planted.  


For an additional fee, we can drain your pool, replace the access wall, and deliver landscape rock and spread it to finish your backyard renovation. 

pool fill-in (dirt only)

Our pool fill-in (dirt only) includes:

  • The permit from your city
  • Hammering a large hole in the bottom of the pool
  • Disconnecting the electricity, capping off plumbing lines, and removing the pool equipment
  • Backfilling with clean dirt and compacting in 12 inch lifts


Depending on the size of your pool, our experienced crews will have your project done in one to two days. 


For an additional fee, we can drain your pool, replace the access wall, and deliver landscape rock and spread it to finish your backyard renovation.