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How much does it cost to remove an existing inground pool in Northern Westchester?Does it add to the future?

Asked by Buyer, Yorktown, IN Wed Jul 16, 2008

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Donald Mituz…, Agent, Kaatonah, NY
Thu Sep 16, 2010
I know this is an old question, but if you really want to know, I would check with John Nilsen at http://www.jpnilsen.com/ or call 1-800-dig-dirt. They are licensed, experienced excavators in the area. I wouln't hesitate to recommend them.
Don
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Michael Trin…, Agent, Mahopac, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
That is hard to say as it all depends on how big the pool is, what type (vinyl or Gunite) is their a deck and other concrete on the exterior to remove. There may be a demolition permit required. You can literally be anywhere from $3500-$10,000. The 1st place to call would be an excavator or at the least a pool place as maybe they can refer you to someone.
Web Reference:  http://www.MikeTrinch.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Lou Cardillo…, , Mahopac, NY
Tue Aug 24, 2010
I was researching this last week and this was the most interesting answer I found...see below. Seems like it might work but I agree with the others, call a pool company first and/or the town hall.

If its an above ground pool you can get it done for free. Place an ad in the paper stating free pool if you take down and remove.
When the people come explain that you do not want your property mistreated and you want it handled according to town codes. I did this when it was time for us to get a new pool. I had so many calls and it was gone with in 24 hours.

I did have to pay to have the ground filled in it cost around 200.00 because we decided to put the pool in another location. but that was it. Good luck to you!
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Bob and Diane…, Agent, Yorktown Heights, NY
Mon Sep 15, 2008
In my experiences removing an inground pool can potentially add to the value of your homes as some buyers do not want to added expense of pool maintenance. I showed a couple a house with a gorgeous inground pool. The pool needed a new liner which would have costs $10,000 and my buyers were completely turned off. I hope this answer helps you!
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Thu Jul 31, 2008
Please check with local pool companies for ways to do away with the pool, the respective consequences and possible costs.

If you have a pool, only those folks who want a pool will want to see your house. It limits your market, but is more valuable to those who want one.

Without a pool, it opens the market to those not looking; be sure to specify in comments that the property was already permitted for a pool in case someone wants to put one in.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Kate O'Keefe, Agent, Katonah, NY
Thu Jul 31, 2008
You don't have to remove it, you can bury it. Check with the town for the requirements of a permit. Each town is different. Pools are tricky, they can get any buyer excited or not excited at all. It comes down to mainenance. Does a potential buyer want to do the extra work? And don't forget liability. Good luck.
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Karen Benvin…, Agent, Bedford, TX
Wed Jul 16, 2008
P.S. With the price of propane rising the cost of heating a pool is very high. People are very sensitive to that right now. First the car needs gas, the house needs heat and to heat a pool?
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Karen Benvin…, Agent, Bedford, TX
Wed Jul 16, 2008
I would simply call a pool company - several actually and ask them. They should know how to dissassemble a pool including the pumps and electric.
I have heard of people simply filling pools in.
I know that some people see a pool as a liability. Especially people moving in with young children or children on the way. Others may not want to deal with the upkeep.
Its best that you speak to a pool company about removal. If you need further help feel free to contact me.
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Bob and Diane…, Agent, Yorktown Heights, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
The funny thing with pools is sometimes buyers love a pool and sometime buyers want nothing to do with a pool because of the maintenance costs. It is hard to say if the expense of removing a pool will add to the future value of a home however having a well landscaped backyard with a pool can sometimes add to the appeal of a house. It is hard to give a decisive opinion without seeing it firsthand. Feel free to call me directly at (914) 275-5988. I live in Yorktown and would be happy to swing by to give you my professional opinion.
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Michael Trin…, Agent, Mahopac, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
That is hard to say as it all depends on how big the pool is, what type (vinyl or Gunite) is their a deck and other concrete on the exterior to remove. There may be a demolition permit required. You can literally be anywhere from $3500-$10,000. The 1st place to call would be an excavator or at the least a pool place as maybe they can refer you to someone.
Web Reference:  http://www.MikeTrinch.com
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Michael Trin…, Agent, Mahopac, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
That is hard to say as it all depends on how big the pool is, what type (vinyl or Gunite) is their a deck and other concrete on the exterior to remove. There may be a demolition permit required. You can literally be anywhere from $3500-$10,000. The 1st place to call would be an excavator or at the least a pool place as maybe they can refer you to someone.
Web Reference:  http://www.MikeTrinch.com
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Michael Trin…, Agent, Mahopac, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
That is hard to say as it all depends on how big the pool is, what type (vinyl or Gunite) is their a deck and other concrete on the exterior to remove. There may be a demolition permit required. You can literally be anywhere from $3500-$10,000. The 1st place to call would be an excavator or at the least a pool place as maybe they can refer you to someone.
Web Reference:  http://www.MikeTrinch.com
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
I can't tell you the cost of removing the pool, I would contact a specialist. It is a big job though. I can tell you that a pool can be looked upon as a financial and physical burden. It is not always a selling point. This of course depends on the size and mechanicals of course. As for value don't look for it to be a huge selling point but simply a bonus.
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
I wouldn't be able to tell you the cost of removing an inground pool, definitely call a specialist. I can tell you though that pools are not always a selling point. Some people look at it as a big responsibility and financial burden. There are some though that look at it as a positive. My advice is to not rely on it to sell the home but simply a bonus.

Chris
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
Call a pool company and get an estimate as your first step.

If I do not want a pool when searching for a new home, I will NOT look at your house; pools reduce the market you are drawing from.

If I do want a pool and I love your house, the pool will make it more inviting, providing it is in good condition and attractive.

I have a basic belief that I should live in a house I enjoy and improve on things I want improved on. I will not decorate or remodel with the next buyer in mind.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Wed Jul 16, 2008
I have heard that removal of inground pools cost more than putting one in; not sure if that is true.

However, if I am shopping for a new home and do not want a pool, I will NOT look at your house; so, that reduces the market for your home.

If I want a pool and love your house, that makes it more valuable to me that it is already in, assuming it is in good condition and attractive.

I suggest you call a pool company and get an estimate before going any further.
Web Reference:  http://GailGladstone.com
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Elizabeth Le…, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Wed Jul 16, 2008
I am not sure of the cost, but I do know this much.....at this time of the year it might be a benefit for a family if it is a) clean b)more than adquately protected by unwanted, un escorted visitors, or even a stray toddler. It would be a good idea to let your listing agent know that you would if it would help the negotiations pay for and have the pool filled in. If you offer it ahead of time, the buyer may ask for a credit in the amount of taking out the pool, and then pocket the difference and never doing it!
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