Swimming pools are fairly deep, and require large amounts of material to fill. That is why you want to purchase a low cost fill, topsoil will be needed, but only for the surface layer.
A well-maintained swimming pool that does not have any leaks should not have to be drained or refilled every year—even every two or three years.
An inground unit can be extracted for $9,000 to $19,000 or filled in for about $5,000.” There are different types of materials that can be used for backfilling a pool such as dirt, sand and gravel.
At an average of $0.004 per gallon, city water is the most inexpensive and most popular option. For 15,000 to 30,000 gallons, you'll pay between $60 and $120.
Once water is removed (and subsequently, the interior hydrostatic pressure), if there's an influx of groundwater, it will push the pool up and out of place. As a general rule, you shouldn't keep any pool empty for longer than it needs to be. Get the work done that you needed to do and refill it as soon as possible.
At least a small amount of backfilling is usually required, however, for two reasons: One is to cover the rails and plates on the bottom of the pool, creating a natural barrier to keep moisture from flowing under the pool. Water that runs freely under the pool washes away the sand bed the pool rests on.
The average pool can take 12-24 hours to fill and that is only if you have a few hoses chugging away. When your family is chomping at the bit to dive in, that may as well be an eternity. Forget this plan if you are using well water, you will burn up your pump or leave your home without water for days.
If you don't trust your well, it will cost about $200 to fill a 10,000 gallon pool using a good water company that will deliver drinking water. Be careful, some water delivery people will back up to a local pond to fill up.
Yes, it is possible to "restore" a filled in pool. And, for those interested, a good liner company can produce a liner to fit practically any pool design and shape.
There is a national standard that requires that all swimming pools must be at least 10 feet away from the house walls. As mentioned, this will protect electrical wiring from leaks, floods, and splashes.
If your pool has outlived its usefulness and it would cost more to repair than you can afford, you can cover it. Building a deck over a pool presents a challenge similar to any raised deck, so be prepared for hard work, sore muscles and a great sense of accomplishment.
The weight of ice or snow are common culprits of pool collapse. Draining your pool too much. An older inground pool may not be able to withstand the weight of dirt against it once it is empty or if the water levels are too low. Groundwater can also push against the pool walls and cause it to collapse.
Close the pool for winter – but don't drain it.
In winter, the water in your pool is still your friend. Especially when properly winterized, it helps to protect the pool liner, keep it clean and prevent unnecessary damage from debris, harsh weather and other factors.
An empty pool (or as little as 1/4 filled) and an exposed liner on a hot day can cause the liner to shrink from the heat and deem the liner useless. An empty pool is also susceptible to collapse. Especially, in high winds and/or bad weather.
For example if our pool is 30′ long, 20′ wide' and 6′ deep, it has a total volume of 3,600 square feet (30x20x6). The total square footage divided by 27 is 133.33, this indicates that your pool will need 133.33 cubic yards of material to fill it in.
These sized pools can hold up to 3,000 litres of water - and filling it up will cost you £9.60 every time you use it. An 8ft paddling pool will cost you £14.40 per dip, while a 10ft pool - room enough for the whole family to fit in - will cost you £16, which is the equivalent cost of around 140 showers or 65 baths.
It's not cheap, or easy to move pool a pump, filter and heater to a new location. A pool company would probably charge $3,000-$6,000 for most moves, depending on how complicated your system is and how far it's being moved. If there is no gas heater to be moved, the cost can be considerably less.
The experts are a split on how much a pool can contribute to a home's value. One HouseLogic study suggests an increase of 7 percent, at most, under ideal conditions, while HGTV reports that the average inground pool can up your property's value by 5 to 8 percent.
There are several reasons for taking an above ground pool down, but regardless of why you are doing it, the concern is how to do it. When you take the pool apart, it is important to do it in the proper order so that nothing, including yourself is at risk.
Splitting that into two lines will not likely double the flow rate as there is a pressure drop, but it should increase the total flow rate considerably.