A concrete swimming pool that “floats” – or raises out of the ground – is an extremely rare occurrence, However, we remove or demolish on average one to two floated swimming pools per year.
It’s hard to believe that a heavy concrete gunite swimming pool weighing many tons will float up or rise out of the ground! The reality is that a concrete pool is like a boat or a large ship, which may weigh many many tons yet it is still able to float! Most of the floated pools that we have removed in Maryland and Virginia have lifted anywhere from twelve to twenty inches! And its not unusual for pools to pop up out of the ground overnight.
In-ground concrete / gunite pools pop out of the ground for a number of reasons and these floated pools are costly to repair. The pools usually float when there is excessive ground water under the pool The hydrostatic pressure is so great that it hydraulically pushes the pool up from the ground just like a hydraulic cylinder.
When a swimming pool floats, the underground PVC pipes may crack or separate and the pool shell itself may crack. Often times the coping around the top edge of the pool structure cracks or comes loose and concrete decking nearby the pool will subsequently suffer damage. Electrical conduits and wiring going to the pool lights can also become separated or damaged, creating a risk of shock or electrocution.
Unfortunately, homeowner’s insurance does not cover the damage from pool pop ups in many cases. Please contact us today for your free quote to have your floated swimming pool removed!
We perform removal of floated swimming pools in all of northern Virginia and all of Maryland. We remove and demolish floated pools in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, and Stafford County Virginia. We serve cities and towns such as Fairfax, McLean, Great Falls, Stafford, Fairfax Station, Herndon, Leesburg, Purcellville, Manassas, Alexandria, Vienna, and Arlington VA.
In MD we remove or demolish floated swimming pools in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Washington County, Howard Co, Baltimore County, Carroll County, and Prince Georges County Maryland. We remove lifter pools in cities and towns such as Bethesda MD, Potomac MD, Frederick MD, Hagerstown, Rockville, Olney MD, Chevy Chase MD, Silver Spring, Poolesville, Baltimore Maryland. If your town is not listed – call us, we probably do work in your town!