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Received a bid request today to remove an above ground pool. Never had one of these in all my years in the business? Has anyone else had one of these before? How did you bid it?
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Received a bid request today to remove an above ground pool. Never had one of these in all my years in the business? Has anyone else had one of these before? How did you bid it?
$350.00 is about all I can get for them. I've bid them as high as $600.00 but they never get approved at least by our clients. We use a cut off tool slice them into sections and throw them on the trailer wad the liner up and toss it on top and we are out in about 45mins.
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Did many in my day. Just be SURE to bid the depression in the ground being leveled with dirt and sod installed.
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$385 to remove a 21' pool last month.
The pool was on a remote farm that we were doing a trashout, ltree trimming, etc so we already had a skidsteer on site and trailers. Pushed it over cut it up and had it loaded within 45 minutes. It was just an add on to work already being done.

Most any other time, we start out at $550 for that same 21' and go up according to size, access and whether there is a deck. We bill $250 for back filling the depression.

Those prices are for human beings and pay 15-30 days out. That does not include discounts or kickbacks to third parties. We will take 6-8 before pics, a couple durings and an equal number of after photos.

A 40% upcharge to a national should cover their discount, a couple callbacks, possible an invoice or bid adjustment and the pia of dealing with them.
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Did many in my day. Just be SURE to bid the depression in the ground being leveled with dirt and sod installed.
I know to bid for depression but didn't think about sod so thank you for that. Its just such a fine line between approval and denial of bids now a days. But anyways, thanks for the help everyone. I'll keep y'all updated.
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350 never covered the cost.. if the pool is empty and its on leval ground then yes its a 40 mins or less job. if there lame field qc person goes there and says ohhh you need 8 yards of dirt and 30 rolls of sod and a bob cat to leval it out for 350 there is no money..

i bid every time on a pool to cover myself. i would bring out my bob cat, 4 yards of dirt, level it out and grass seed.. i did sod it just died from not being watered. most i ever got was 1500 on a bid
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350 never covered the cost.. if the pool is empty and its on leval ground then yes its a 40 mins or less job. if there lame field qc person goes there and says ohhh you need 8 yards of dirt and 30 rolls of sod and a bob cat to leval it out for 350 there is no money..

i bid every time on a pool to cover myself. i would bring out my bob cat, 4 yards of dirt, level it out and grass seed.. i did sod it just died from not being watered. most i ever got was 1500 on a bid
We always bid to cover them no less than 600.00 then water accumulates on the cover and pulls the sides in. Then we bid to remove the pool for the $350.00 if it isn't on level ground we would then bid to fill the depression etc. I was assuming it is on level ground?

The sod thing is a nice adder though I had never bid that before. I am adding that to my program!
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I found out the usual way..... A freebie. Filled depression then a big rainstorm washed a bit of the dirt away along with seed thus a trip/fall hazard developed. Sod was the way to go IMO.
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Well here is what we ended up with. Here is what I bid. What do you think?

Remove Large deck surrounding pool. Deck is extremely rooted and appears to have termite damage. Deck poses serious trip/fall hazard. Termite damage also poses threat to structure. Deck Removal will generate approximately 45 CYD $1350

Remove 21 ft round buried pool. Removal will included pool frame and liner. $375

Pool is buried approximately 4 feet and is 21 ft in diameter. Removing will leave an empty hole. Will need approximately 52 yards of fill dirt to fill and level out hole. Hole cannot be filled in with deck in place. $975
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I did 3 last year, I 600,600 and 500. One was really rusty, had to sawzall it apart. The other two I did with a razor knife and my impact. Just bust off the plastic caps for the supports, there's usually #3 phillips holding it together.
I did them alone, no real need for a hand, except if you can't cut the liner up small enough. Two took me 1 hour. The other one, substantially longer, but that was because of the yard set up. Pool down hill from driveway, about 200' away. Extra time was lugging it all back to the truck. I kinda didn't factor that in (DOH!)

None of them had a deck to remove, though I did secure it (one deck had sides and gates) for an extra charge.

None of them wanted the yard filled or seeded, just the crappy pool gone.



Personally, I think your bid is on the low side, but I don't know your resources, area, etc. Did you account for any footings for the deck aswell? Might be an extra cost.
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