Swimming Pool Removal Cost Calculator For Australia

Have a pool that needs removal or demolition?

Use the calculator below to estimate how much it will cost to remove your swimming pool!

Pool Removal Cost Calculator

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What Factors Affect The Cost Of Pool Removal?

The four main factors that affect the cost of pool removal are:

  • Swimming pool volume
  • Swimming pool type
  • Removal type (partial or full)
  • Site access

Naturally enough, larger swimming pools are more expensive to remove than smaller pools. There is more water to drain, more material to excavate and more rubble to dispose of. There's also more area to remediate after the pool has been removed.

The pool type also plays a big role in determining the cost. Above ground pools are far cheaper to demolish, as there are little to no earthworks or site remediation required. Removal of in ground pools, on the other hand, is a much bigger job.

For in ground pools, the removal/demolition type also impacts the cost. In a partial removal job (sometimes carried out in concrete pools), the top of the pool is destroyed, the rubble is placed in the base of the pool and the hole is backfilled with dirt.

This is cheaper than complete destruction and removal of the rubble, but it also means that that land can't be used for anything else unless the rubble is uncovered and removed.

Finally, site access can affect the job cost substantially. Sites with narrow access tend to cost more because it is more expensive to get earthworks machinery in and out of the pool area.

What Does Pool Removal Cost?

As mentioned above, there are quite a few factors that go into determining the cost of pool removal and demolition. Here are some examples:

For a 50,000L in ground pool undergoing complete removal with easy site access, expect to pay $7,200-$18,000.

For a 50,000L above ground pool with difficult site access, expect to pay $3,200-$9,000.

A 75,000L in ground pool undergoing partial removal with easy site access the cost to fill in a pool will be $6,300-$18,000.

Can I Save Money By Doing Some Of The Work Myself?

Yes, it is possible to save some money by taking on some of the prep work before the removal company gets started. You could look at draining the pool or removing the pool deck to save some money.

However, it's best to consult with a pool demolition company before doing this, as you may actually end up making things more difficult for them if you haphazardly start demolishing your pool.

Get them to come inspect your pool and discuss whether there is anything you can do yourself to reduce the price.

How Do I Find A Reputable Pool Removal Company?

There's no doubt that there's quite a few cowboys out there in the construction industry - if anything, there are more in the removal and demolition business.

We're developing a number of guides on pool removal companies to help you find a reputable, licensed operator in your area.

Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.