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We removed Erin’s pool, here’s what she had to say about the experience…

Pool removal Perth removed this ugly, unused pool

When Erin was sick and tired of the wasted space in her yard she wanted her swimming pool removed. She called the experts at Pool Removal Perth to get the job done. Here is what she had to say…

What was the problem you were experiencing before you decided to remove your pool?
The pool was getting more degraded and needed resurfacing, and there were problems with the vacuum that even the professional pool guy didn’t know how to fix

What would you say to anyone considering removing their pool?
We found a lot of people tried to tell us to keep it, and that it adds value to our home. However, we found that the cost of fixing and maintaining it for many years was by far more expensive than getting rid of it and putting in a new pool later was a better guarantee of having a working pool. We just had to stop listening to peer pressure and make the decision that was right in our situation.

Tell me what your experience has been with our services?
Once the decision was made, it happened very quickly. The guys were polite, efficient, and left the place tidy. Some of our paving was damaged, but we had been forewarned so it didn’t come as a surprise and it is just part of the other jobs we have in getting the garden how we want it.

Why would you recommend us to someone else?
You were all fast, efficient, tidy, and everything happened exactly how you said it would. This can be really hard to find!

So if you’re sick and tired of your unused swimming pool costing you money and stealing your space, get in touch with Pool Removal Perth today. We will give you a no-obligation quote and the majority of swimming pools can be gone in a day.

Erin is just one of our many satisfied customers, click here to read John & Judith’s story.

Perth rentals, tenants and swimming pools – not a good mix!

If you’re a Perth landlord, or considering becoming a Perth landlord, and you think that adding a property with a swimming pool to your portfolio is a good idea. Think again. We had the owner of a rental property call us up last week to deal with a very messy problem that he had.

The pool in his backyard had not been cared for properly by his tenants and as a result had ended up in really, really bad condition.

He then spent over $4,000 on new pumps and filters but neglected to replace the pipes. As the pipes were old and the pump was too powerful for them the problem was further compounded when they ruptured. The money he had spent replacing equipment was actually more than the cost would have been remove the swimming pool entirely.

We also had a chat with the tenants while we were on site. They said that they didn’t even want the pool, had no use for it nor interest in using it. They were, however, upset by the stagnating water, the mosquitoes that were breeding in it and the fact that their children didn’t have a backyard to play in.

We’ve been removing pools in Perth for a very, very long time and this is not the first rental property we’ve been called to help with. It is always the same story. A frustrated landlord, a pool that has not been maintained by a string of careless tenants and tenants who just have no interest in maintaining the pool at all.

Unless you are talking about a multi million dollar luxury rental property which you pay to keep maintained then there is absolutely no upside for a landlord when it comes to having a swimming pool in their rental property.

Here are some of the downsides though:

  • You’ll lose tenants – many won’t even look at properties with pools due to the maintenance and electricity expenses.
  • Unless you keep your pool in top notch condition then you will reduce the return on your investment through lower rents.
  • Even if your pool is in good condition, you have no guarantee that tenants will take proper care of it and a security deposit would very likely not be enough to cover repairs.
  • A poorly maintained pool is a health hazard, especially if it has leftover water in it which has been allowed to go stagnant.

So if you’re considering adding a property to your portfolio which has a swimming pool, or you’ve already got one and it’s not getting looked after we’d recommend you get it dealt with. You’re devaluing the property, reducing the income you receive from it and potentially increasing the chance of it sitting vacant. We removed pools for Perth landlords at least 3 times a month and in most cases we can be in and out in less than a day with minimal disruption. Give Jo a call on 08 6461 6464 or click here to get a quote today.

Filling in your concrete swimming pool – the how and the why

If you’re removing a concrete swimming pool in your Perth property it can be tempting just to drain it and fill it in with sand. It will save you thousands of dollars and a whole lot of time.

You can just go ahead and plant a garden on top of it, or perhaps some lawn, then you’re done and all it’s going to cost you is a guy with a bobcat for a few hours and some clean fill sand.

So what have you got to lose? Why bother going to the extent and expense of completing a proper concrete pool removal?

The reality is that if you plan to keep your property forever, never want to put any structure on the site where the pool is and would like to decrease the value of the property if you do decide to sell it. Then filling your empty concrete pool with sand is a solid option.

Should you find yourself needing to sell the house, subdivide your land or even build a granny flat at some time down the line though, here’s what is going to have to happen:

You’re going to have to dig out the sand you filled the pool with.
Of course that also involves removing whatever flora has grown on top of that sand in the intervening time.

You’re then going to have to spend all the money you saved in the first place, plus quite possibly a lot more.

Why is that?

It’s a lot easier to drain a pool of water than of soil and plants.

You’re also going to be up for several days more work and a bill for landscaping the site once you’ve filled it back in.

Pool Removal Perth are swimming pool removal experts, we want our customers to be happy with the results. That’s why we would never recommend filling in the shell of a concrete swimming pool without removing the pool first. Would you like your concrete pool removed? Click here for a quote.