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Old 12-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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I am in the process of removing an in-ground pool. The vertical walls are 10" concrete and I can only get to one side. Any suggestions on how to remove?
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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Got a picture?
Hard to suggest how to do something without seeing it.
Why do the walls need to come out?
Why not just backfill it?
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Jackhammer work down from the top.
Breaker on the end of a back hoe.
Leave it and fill the hole.
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I can't figure out how to attach the photo but it is your basic in-ground pool. 3-8 feet deep. I plan to have a garden in that area so the upper few feet of the pool wall need to be removed. I have punched holes in the bottom surface for drainage already.
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Those walls are probably shotcrete,and full of wire reinforcing and maybe rebar, you'll need a big air hammer and a big compressor,and some wire cutters.
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Gas powered concrete saw?
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Good luck with that.
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A Hoe Ram mounted on a backhoe or a track hoe is certainly going to be the only reasonable way to do that. You also probably need a good cutting torch to burn out the rebar! Another possible option would be if these have a good concrete cutting company in your area. They should be able to cut the top 3 feet of the wall off for you so you could put you into the pool area.

Unfortunately, because of how these are built there is not going to be any easy or cheap way to do it.
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i'd leave it & use the top of the walls for walkways

short of the track hoe & breaker, the only other reasonable choice would be wall-sawing,,, most conc cutting co's have the equip,,, is the cost worth the goal ? expect every lineal foot cut will cost $ 10 & that's probably the low base price

sure you still want to do this ? expect track hoe to be north of $ 2,500,,, isn't that walkway sounding better ?
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