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Frequently Asked Questions about Pool Demo

Q: Do I need a permit to remove my pool and/or Jacuzzi?
A: Yes. Depending on your city, fees will range from $100 to $750.

Q: How many days will a project like this take?
A: Depending on whether the city inspectors show up when requested, 2 to 5 days.

Q: How much will it cost to get rid of my pool?
A: It really depends on MANY factors including what type of access to the pool, the dimensions of the pool, what type of equipment can be used, and depending on the city/county your pool is in permit fees can vary greatly. Are you planning on building over any of the pool areas? Do you want the deck around the pool removed? We will be happy to give you a FREE proposal and answer all your questions so give us a call.

Q: Can I do any of the work myself?
A: Sure you can. Our proposals are always in a line item format. This way you can pick and choose which items you would like to do and which items you would like us to do for you.

Q: Where do you get the dirt to fill my pool?
A: 95% of the time we purchase our fill material. You need to be REALLY careful when it comes to FREE FILL DIRT because most of the time the free fill is garbage! It can be filled with organic matter, trash or even CLAY. Clay is NOT what you want when filling a swimming pool because It will shrink as it dries and swells when it gets wet. It is very hard to get compacted properly and then it doesn’t drain. Be very careful of the low bidder… He’s probably bringing you some FREE FILL!

Q: Do I need a soils compaction test/soils engineer?
A: If you are going to build a dwelling or put on an addition to the house over ANY portion of the pool, you will need a soils compaction report whether you live in a city or the county. As of Jan. 01, 2011, if you are going to do some type of landscaping or tree planting you will be required to have a soils compaction report performed only if you are located in the County Of San Diego. Always verify with your city’s building department regarding this topic due to changing building codes.


Call us today and talk with one of our Pool Demo Consultants

(858) 275-6300

Call Us Today for a free swimming pool or spa demo consultation. Let us help you understand what it takes to remove your pool or spa. If you are just beginning or gather competitive bids, please allow us the opportunity to give you our advice and expertise. The call is FREE and so is the proposal. Give us a call today at (858) 275-6300 or submit your request online.

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Awesome company and Billy is the best. Removed our pool quickly and did a great job. You can't go wrong using them. Thanks again

M. R. - San Diego

From start to finish everyone was professional, friendly, upfront and they exceeded my expectations of what demolishing a pool would incur. They met the deadlines and provided me with a beautiful landscaped yard that included a natural gas fire pit, lights, and plants. Great job!! Kudos to Ken who designed this, and to Garza property services for their hard work.

John H. - Santee

I can assure you, if you are looking to have your pool demolished and either no or a lot of landscaping done after the pool demo, you simply cannot do better than James Construction.

David M - San Diego

If you've been contemplating getting your pool buried or need a demo company for other work you are doing I highly recommend these guys. Quality work and good business practices.

MJ. - San Diego