Monthly Archives: November 2016

Free swimming pool removal, is it right for you?

There are a number of companies in the Perth area that will remove fibreglass swimming pools without charge. While this sounds fantastic on the surface, as the old adage goes nothing in life is free. First off, let’s take a look at why it is that any company would want to spend thousands of dollars of its own money to remove your fibreglass pool for free.

The intention on their part is to refurbish the pool and onsell it to someone else.

That means it has to be in extremely good condition or they’re probably going to refuse to help you.

As we mentioned about you’ll also need to make sure the pool is fibreglass, concrete and brick liner pool owners have no choice but to make the investment.

You will also find that companies that remove swimming pools for free in Perth will not accept jobs with narrow access. That means that if there is not at least a 1.9m wide access way to your swimming pool then you’re going to almost certainly incur additional expense.

Things can go very, very wrong if you have the wrong contractor on the job. While the above video relates to installing and not removing a pool, if you don’t have the experts on the job – installing or removing – you could have some problems.

The goal of companies that offer this service is to obtain your pool as quickly as possible. While we’re not suggesting that they will be irresponsible, you can expect to be left with a giant hole in your yard, companies that to provide free backfill will not do it on the day and in practise often not until several days later.

We do charge for swimming pool removal, we also work with any kind of pool and can provide for narrow access jobs. We’ll also help organise backfilling, compacting and (if you need one) a compaction certificate to satisfy council if you want to construct something like a granny flat where the pool used to be.

With fibreglass we are usually in and out in less than a day, concrete and liner pools can take a little longer. Our customer feedback speaks for itself, don’t trust your yard to a cowboy who doesn’t care – trust Pool Removal Perth to get the job done. Click here for your quote.

5 reasons Perth homeowners remove their swimming pool

Pool removal Perth removed this ugly, unused pool

We’ve been removing swimming pools in Perth for many years and there are some pretty consistent reasons that homeowners decide to bite the bullet and get rid of their pool. Here are 9 that come up all the time.

Reason 1: The kids have flown the coop

Back when you had a young family your swimming pool played a central role in the leisure activities in your home. Now you’re older and they’ve got families of their own then the costs of owning the pool are just no longer justifiable.

Reason 2: The pool is in disrepair and it’s a safety hazard

If you, or the previous owner of your property, has not kept on top of the maintenance that every pool requires then it doesn’t take much for problems to develop. In many cases this can make your pool unsafe.

Reason 3: The house is new (to you) and it already has a pool

If you’re not going to use it it could require thousands of dollars a year in maintenance. Get it taken out as a part of your other remodeling and you won’t even notice the cost. Imagine what you could do with all that extra space!

Reason 4: Extending the house and the pool is in the way

You’d like some more indoor space and you’ve got a huge, unused pool right in the way of your new extension. A great reason to get rid of your pool and a great time to do it as a part of the other renovations.

Reason 5: The thing just costs too much to own

Owning a pool comes with energy costs, water costs, chemicals and other expenses (especially when it comes to local council regulations being changed). It may well be the case that you’ve just got better things to do with the money. Pools are also not very environmentally friendly!

After many years of enjoyment, Marie wanted her pool gone

Pool Removal, Rossmoyne, Perth, WA

After decades of family fun Marie found herself with a pool in her yard that was taking up space, costing money and causing additional work on her part.

The solution was to remove the pool but she had a lot of questions and needed a bit of reassurance that she was making the right choice.

After speaking with Adam Martelletti of Pool Removal Perth she came to a good understanding of what was involved and decided to go ahead.

After we finished the job we asked her how she thought it went, here is what she had to say:


What was the problem you were experiencing before you decided to remove your pool?

The pool has had 2 generations of families having fun, however now it is rarely used. Therefore the high maintenance and cost of running a pool are no longer a high priority.

What would you say to anyone considering removing their pool?

Most definitely consider it, I have now replaced it with artificial lawn and couldn’t be happier, now I’m saving money and I have a reduced workload.

Tell me what your experience has been with our services?

Firstly, we spoke with Adam Martelletti on speaker phone who explained all the options to us. Adam was very patient, helpful and extremely courteous from this first phone call through to the completion of the job. We were quite anxious on the day the pool was about to be removed and in two minds as to whether we were doing the right thing. When we expressed this to Adam he allayed our fears and reassured us that it’s a normal reaction of customers as it is a big decision and a huge job.


Adam’s employees Matt and Shane were also very polite and hardworking. They took a day and a half to complete the job and didn’t miss a beat.

We actually made lunch for them in the hope they would take a break, which was gratefully received.

After 5 truckloads of sand were delivered we thought there would be a huge cleanup for us but Matt and Shane left the front and back looking very neat and tidy.

Pool Removal Perth made the pool removal experience a pleasant one.

Why would you recommend Pool Removal Perth to someone else?

I would definitely recommend you because you and your employees are genuine hard working people who did a great job, with a minimum of fuss and a lot of patience.

Is there anything you would like to add?

I’ve included some photos. You will see there is a hole in the artificial grass so we can plant a tree where the pool once was.


Are you a Perth homeowner who has an underused and expensive swimming pool chewing up your land and your money?

Just imagine what else you could do with your backyard! Call us today on 08 6461 6464 for a free, no obligation quote. In many cases, we can be in and out in less than a day!

John & Judith on removing their pool

John & Judith Hunt came to Pool Removal Perth to have their swimming pool removed as a result of a desire to better use their outdoor living space. The decision on which contractor to choose for the task was not one that they took lightly. This is what they had to say after the job was completed…

2015-07-16-08-16-20“We had finally decided to remove our existing pool, and to create something more useful in the space. The next major decision was to employ a suitable contractor.

After numerous discussions with various contractors, we came to the conclusion that there was only one man we had enough confidence in to do the work…..Adam Martelletti.

We were impressed with the information on his website and made contact. From this initial enquiry, through to the completed project, Adam’s professionalism and efficiency was evident throughout.

With his clear and concise project details, and confident and friendly attitude, it was a pleasure to do business with him.

In our opinion he is “the right man for the job”, and we would have no doubts about personally recommending him. He will cleanly and efficiently remove an unwanted pool.2015-07-16-12-41-38-1

Contact Adam for his friendly project advise and I can assure that you will not be disappointed.”

Are you a Perth homeowner who is thinking of taking the plunge and getting rid of your pool? Call us today on 08 6461 6464 and we’ll get the job done for you in less than a day.

Geoff from Beechboro removed his pool, this is what he had to say about it

Geoff in Beechboro was looking to remove a pool that he was no longer using. The family had already flown the coop and it just didn’t make sense to spend thousands of dollars a year for the upkeep of the pool when they hardly used it.

He called the experts and we had the pool gone and backfilled within a few hours, we asked Geoff a few questions about his experience and what advice he’d give to other Perth homeowners who are considering biting the bullet, saving money, reclaiming their backyard and getting rid of their swimming pool.

Here’s what he said:

What was the problem you were experiencing before you decided to remove your pool?
No real problems,just that looking forward to the future we couldn’t see that the pool would be used as much as it should be considering the time & effort to keep in good working condition,also the continued expense in maintaining the pool again in good condition.

What would you say to anyone considering removing their pool?
Just make sure you have weighed up all the pros & cons regarding leaving the pool in or removing & if the decision is to remove then also consider what you have to do to your property to tidy the situation up after the pool is removed & make sure you can visualise what the end result will be,also what was important to us was the fact that we didn’t have to have a crane to lift the pool over our house as what happened when it was installed,it just eliminates another cause for concern.

Tell me what your experience has been with our services?
Exceptional, in this day & age,

  1. Adam always responded quickly from day one with my enquires.
  2. The follow up of extra over information regarding frequently asked questions regarding pool removal was also very helpful & answered other quires that I had been thinking about.
  3. As it got closer to making the final decision what to do with the pool Adam presented himself on site & again made us comfortable about what would happen on the day & what to expect.
  4. It was also good to be able to speak to a couple other clients who had work done by your company & the feedback was positive.
  5. The on the day experience was exactly as what was discussed,it was also comforting to know that that Adam himself was there all day to see through the project rather than getting his guys to do the job while he disappeared from the site,I felt that because I dealt with Adam directly that him being on site all day that the job would work out as discussed,to many times these days jobs are left to others while the “boss” disappeared to other jobs & comes back later to see how things have gone,from the client’s point of view you don’t feel if this happens that you have any control of the job in particular if something seems to be going wrong.
  6. The end result of cleaning up etc was done as I had expected,being a realist i understand that there will be further sorting out of sand to where it was dumped, paving that sinks & you have to tidy, this is a very important part of the contract that needs to be pointed out to the client as some clients will have expectations that the pool will be removed & that the hole will be filled in & that you would never have know any one was working there on that day,with heavy machinery clients have to understand that there will be some rectification work required at the end of the day.

Why would you recommend us to someone else?
Basically because you delivered what you said you would & in an acceptable time frame, excellent communication between yourself & client,affordable price compared to other options & the job is done in one day.

Is there anything you would like to add?
Probably the only thing that I would have liked which in the end would have been better for me was to have had more cover sheets available to lay on the paving which probably would have helped to reduce the amount of sunken paving bricks that I now have to fix up.

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