Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-23-2004, 07:03 AM
dmk395 dmk395 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Ma
Posts: 962
Filling in an inground pool

A customer of mine wants to fill in his pool with dirt, stone...whatever is cheap. What's the best way to go about this? What material has anyone used? The pool measures 36x18ft......deepend is 10ft deep.....shallow end is 4ft and gets gradually deeper. What does one charge for such an undertaking? Any help is appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-23-2004, 07:49 AM
scott's turf scott's turf is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: NH
Posts: 949
Wow that is a lot of material. If we assume the average depth is 6 feet you are going to need 144 yards of material. I assume you will be using a skid steer to fill the pool unless the truck can dump straight in which would save tons of time. Material delivered alone up here would cost me about $1400.
__________________
Home Turf Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2004, 09:44 AM
grass_cuttin_fool's Avatar
grass_cuttin_fool grass_cuttin_fool is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,505
A house in my neighbor hood did the same thing. He had enough land that he got the fill dirt from there. Well he lived there about 5 years and sold the house and guess what the new owner is doing, You guessed it he is digging out the pool to use
__________________
To my dad, Thanx Pops you are my dad, my brother , and my best friend



Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2004, 06:37 PM
MOW ED's Avatar
MOW ED MOW ED is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: N.E. Wisconsin
Posts: 5,029
If you dont bust the pool up you will end up with a bog. Where will all the rain go? To the bottom and work its way up. I would run from the job.
__________________
Check out the SPONSORS, they keep this site going!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2004, 12:47 AM
impactlandscaping's Avatar
impactlandscaping impactlandscaping is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Morgantown, WV
Posts: 2,335
Quote:
Originally posted by MOW ED
If you dont bust the pool up you will end up with a bog. Where will all the rain go? To the bottom and work its way up. I would run from the job.
Ed hit the nail on the head.All you are going to do is make a large wet spot in the yard and make a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If they are really serious, fill it with gravel, and then pour at least 4-6" of concrete, but it will still settle and crack.. Something about jobs like this and a ten foot pole, you know???<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/18/18_3_110.gif' border=0></a>
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-24-2004, 09:51 AM
Rebel7695 Rebel7695 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 24
We have done several fill in before... have a concrete contractor (or do it yourself, I have a friend in the biz so i give him the work cause he has the tools) bust it up, bust several holes in the bottom and start filling... DO NOT DO IT CHEAPLY... we did one in March this year, actually 2, but we got 9K for doing one of them.. Dont remember the size of it, but we did clean it up and sod over the area with Zoysia. IF you dont want the job, GIVE IT TO ME!! haha.. just bust holes in the bottom, we have done several over the years and never had call backs from them "floating" or anything... just my experience...
__________________
Trees and More Landscape Services
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-24-2004, 06:00 PM
playnindirt playnindirt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: boston, massachusetts
Posts: 18
I have done this many times, what we do is find people in the area looking to get rid of fill and let them truck it to you. then you charge the customer for the fill and to spread it. But like they said make sure you break up th pool drop it in and dump dirt over, loam it then seed it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-25-2004, 10:25 AM
dmk395 dmk395 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Ma
Posts: 962
What do you mean by breaking up the pool
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-25-2004, 06:20 PM
playnindirt playnindirt is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: boston, massachusetts
Posts: 18
if there is concrete around the side and on the bottem make sure u break it up before you backfill it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-25-2004, 06:56 PM
CT18fireman CT18fireman is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Brookfield, CT
Posts: 610
Pretty sure we covered that aspect.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 AM.

Page generated in 0.09296 seconds with 7 queries