Removing or Replacing a Pool

by reno on December 8, 2011

Do you have a pool in your yard that no longer gets used?

Unused pool

Generally when talking about renovating we are installing pools, but in today’s Renovators article we will be talking about the opposite – removing a pool.

A pool is seen by many people as a great addition to their home, especially in the warm Australian climate.  But over time a pool can become more of a burden that a feature, especially once the kids have grown up and left home.

Instead of wasting hours of time each month maintaining your pool, not to mention thousands of dollars in upkeep each year, have you ever thought about removing the pool?

Removing an unloved and unused pool can free up loads of space in your yard that can be used in more productive ways, and you can even make use of the big hole it leaves behind rather than just filling it with dirt.

A popular option for many is to convert their pool into an underground water storage tank.  Essentially this is achieved by installing a big concrete ‘lid’ onto the pool.  The lid will be strong enough to pave over, lay turf on or turn into a garden.

Converting your pool can be a more productive and cost effective option rather than outright pool removal.

The following images show the team at Reverse Pools converting a pool into a water storage tank:

Swimming pool water storage conversion

Whilst water storage may be the most common type of conversion, we have seen some more amazing conversions around the place.

This image shows an indoor pool which was converted to a home cinema!  It’s amazing what renovation ideas you can come up with when you use your imagination.

Indoor pool home theatre

For more information on swimming pool removal check out Pool Removal or Reverse Pools.

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