I think it’s safe to say that when the swimming pool was constructed nobody ever imagined the possibility that the swimming pool would ever be demolished and filled in. I’ve seen pools crammed into the smallest of backyards and I have thought “dang, someone really wanted a pool”. Often times I wonder “how did they get this pool in back here”, and I usually presume the pool was built prior to a house going in on the adjoining property.
Additionally, it’s not uncommon for there to be 20, 30, 40 years of “life” situated around a swimming pool! And by that I mean trees, sheds, landscapes, patios, walls, clothes lines, burial plots for family pets, trees planted in memory of loved ones, fencing, koi ponds, overhead utility lines, etc.
Long time owners of the property usually want us to be as careful as possible to not disturb what surrounds the swimming pool. While newer owners of the property are usually open to permanently removing anything in or near the access and work areas.
Yes, we do use “compact” equipment to demolish in ground swimming pools, that’s par for the course. However, “compact” does not mean the equipment is not going to leave a foot print! There are limits as to how compact we can go with the equipment and still effectively accomplish the task at hand in a reasonable amount of time.
We always perform our jobs with respect to your property, as well as respect to the adjoining property. But the reality is there are many properties out there that have constricting yard space, no area to stage fill material, and challenging access.