Hi all, I've just joined this site after reading a few stories of others who've dug out their pools... none of those stories quite match my situation though. About 8 years ago, my in-ground pool with steel walls and vinyl liner was filled in. The previous owner of the property moved away and only used the place as a country house. The pool required too much maintenance and he was never here, so he filled it in. It was otherwise functioning fine, I am told. About 1/3 of the concrete decking, on one side, is still there. The rest of it was broken up and thrown in the pool (I assume). I've done some exploratory digging and it looks like the top 8 inches or so of the steel walls are bent down a bit on the sections where the concrete decking was removed. The lines that went to the pump and filter are still there, just cut off at the ground.<br><br>The pool 35+ years old. From what I've seen of the walls, they look remarkably rust free. I don't know the condition of the pool floor, it was concrete though. I imagine drainage holes were bored in it. It is a diamond shaped pool, 35 ft long and 27 ft wide at the widest point.<br><br>My idea is to begin unearthing the pool and reserve the dirt/debris just in case it turns out to be impossible to repair. I have access to an experienced pool repair technician for free (son-in-law) but I would need to dig it out, tear out the decking, straighten the bent walls, install new coping and decking. My son-in-law who lives in Florida would be flown up here to repair the skimmer and re-do the plumbing. I would have the liner made and installed by a professional pool company. I am a moderately experienced DIYer with lots of determination. What do you think? Can this be done?