Swimming Pool - Posted by Stan_Atlanta

Posted by Bill Scott on August 27, 2000 at 21:57:56:

I’ve filled a few holes before—even got the dirt to fill up a swamp! It was easy and didn’t cost anything as dirt haulers for subdivisions are always looking for a place to dump the stuff. The county didn’t care (this is in SW Ohio)—in fact they recommended using clay fill dirt. Check with the local office of your states’ EPA and the county planning commission. They should be willing to give out the information.

Swimming Pool - Posted by Stan_Atlanta

Posted by Stan_Atlanta on August 27, 2000 at 19:13:02:

I’m looking at a foreclosure that has a deteriorating in-ground swimming pool in the back yard. Trees are growing in it and the concrete is breaking apart. We could try to fix it or fill it in with dirt. My guess is that the best route would be to fill it in rather than leaving it as a swimming pool. However, I think this will be very costly and may require local governmnent approval. Does anyone have any experience in this area? I would appreciate any comments and suggestions.


Re: Swimming Pool - Posted by Jessica Chan_MA

Posted by Jessica Chan_MA on August 28, 2000 at 10:09:27:

I have had a very bad experience with an in-ground pool myself just two months ago. I would suggest you to fill it in. Because the cost to repair a swimming pool is much much more expensive than to fill it up. The cost to just repair the liner is at least $2500. Not even speaking of replacing new filter, heater, and pump system for the pool. Now, if you said that the pool has a tree growing in it. You could preobably spend more time and money removing the debris in the pool. Economic wise, fill it up, unless you want to spend a fortune to repair something that doesn’t really hold any value or add any value to your property. Before you fill it up, do check with your local town hall. I was told, if you fill it up without the town persmission, and they found out about it, they can make you dug up all the dirct, remove the cement and piping in the pool, legally. So make sure you do everything right, because town hall can be a pain to deal with.

Good luck.