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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Maybe densgrade is different in different areas, but I bought densgrade gravel for the driveway of my last house and it packs down like concrete. It’s basically washed, sifted gravel with fine crushed stone mixed in.
    The key to compaction with pretty much any fill (other than loam) is to make sure it’s compacted in layers.

    If it’s like the densgrade I bought, it will not turn to mud and won’t ever get soopy.
    Good to know. That's basically what the guy claimed as well, that dense grade will remain usable till the next phase of the project in a couple of years. He did claim they compact in layers as well.

    I plan to get a second quote anyway, but curious if $11k is about par for a job like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxaarraa View Post
    I plan to get a second quote anyway, but curious if $11k is about par for a job like this?
    I don't think $11k is a rip off considering the factors. It's an urban environment and quarters are tight, probably won't be able to use a large dump truck which means more trips. Even a small in ground pool is probably going to take 100 cubic yards to fill, you're looking at probably $3k in material including hauling - that's before anyone starts working. Definitely get a second quote, I usually get three when I can't do the work, but make sure the work they're quoting is apples to apples.

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    Work has begun. Contractor pulled permit today and started pumping the gunky water out of the pool for demo to begin...


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    contractor doesn't remove the water too ?

    what do they do, sit back and supervise you doing the work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I'm honestly just stoked there's finally a thread where Randy doesn't sound crazy.

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    contractor doesn't remove the water too ?

    what do they do, sit back and supervise you doing the work ?
    Back to business as usual.

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    I like your fence!

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    Back to business as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    contractor doesn't remove the water too ?

    what do they do, sit back and supervise you doing the work ?
    It’s extra to remove the water

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    contractor doesn't remove the water too ?

    what do they do, sit back and supervise you doing the work ?
    Reading comprehension, he said "contractor pulled the permit and started pumping out the water"

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    you have a lot of neighbors!

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    Three quarters of the way through Day 1

    The fill so far is a clay-ey rock mix. He says this is dense grade and they will add a couple of top coats of denser grade gravel when this is compacted. The rain tomorrow might help with the compaction.


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    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    looks like you have a competent crew

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxaarraa View Post
    The rain tomorrow might help with the compaction.
    most definitely will...but it may take a little while to dry out to where it's workable again with the amount of rain coming in

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxaarraa View Post
    Work has begun. Contractor pulled permit today and started pumping the gunky water out of the pool for demo to begin...

    i see why youre getting rid of it, the deep end is at the wrong end of the yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i see why youre getting rid of it, the deep end is at the wrong end of the yard
    def can't jump off the deck into the shallow end...maybe from the roof though with a running start or the garage roof

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    I've seen septic tanks that were cleaner

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    End of Day 2.

    Drained beautifully from the heavy rainfall of last week. I'm going to get this dressed up with dry gravel of some sort. The contractor said about "one triaxle load of 3/4 inch pea stone" in blue or white should do the trick.

    That should make a nice backyard tenants can walk on or throw parties in.

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    that came out nice

    edit: I think you can take down the pool skimmer/cleaner tools now...

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    that came out nice

    edit: I think you can take down the pool skimmer/cleaner tools now...
    Pool skimmer is good for catching butterflys, squirrels, and even birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxaarraa View Post
    Hey folks,
    Thanks in advance.
    Have you seen Gleaming The Cube?!

    Too bad it wasn't kidney shaped.

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Thread hijack! From your costs, and others on here who have paid for excavations, what am I looking at to remove an underground 2000gal oil tank at a residence?

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Project is completed. Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts.


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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Not to be a wet blanket but why wouldn't you put seed or sod down?

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Because mowing sucks?

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    Re: In-ground pool removal. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    Not to be a wet blanket but why wouldn't you put seed or sod down?
    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Because mowing sucks?
    Yup, Matt answered it. That's exactly why. I wanted it to be close to zero maintenance for a couple of years while I figure out what to do with that space (parking, or landscaping etc).

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