So you’re a new homeowner (or a seasoned one, for that matter) with a pool that needs a serious rehab. So what do you do – jump into a renovation or fill in that large hole so it’s out of sight, out of mind? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so simple. Both options take serious consideration, preparation, planning, and budget.

Bringing Your Pool Back to Life

We might be a bit biased, but rehabbing a pool is our favorite option, of course! Working with our clients to create a whole new vision for their pool area is like a dream come true. However, we also know it’s not always the best option. Consider what is best for your family and also the budget you have to work with. Key considerations include the condition of the pool floor, the filtering system and if there are any existing leaks. However, contact a pool expert to inspect your out-of-date oasis so you are informed about the big picture.

Filling in Your Pool

Sadly, simply backfilling an unwanted pool with dirt and calling it a day isn’t a viable option. While it might seem like the easy solution to hiding an eyesore, this practice will only cause problems later down the road. Eventually rainwater will turn the dirt into a muddy pit since there is no way for it to drain out of the pool. This is not only messy, but can be dangerous.

If you do decide to remove your pool, it’s important to make a solid plan with a professional. They will recommend things like pulling up the pool deck, creating large holes in the shell that will allow water to drain so it can be backfilled and landscaped over. Your professional might even suggest other options depending on what works best for you and your family, for example if you plan to build over the existing pool structure. Also, keep in mind that removing a pool isn’t always the cheapest solution. It can cost as much as $10,000 or more depending on the planning and labor involved.

Struggling with the decision about your pool in disarray? We can help make your decision easy. Call us at 508-432-3445 or email