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    Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Hi All,

    I have a house (that I have current rented out the tenants) that has an Indoor Pool. I would like to do a part way demolition on this.

    Here is some background information:

    I lived in the house with no issues and the pool was running fine. I ended up moving across the country for work reason - and I have no intentions on moving back.

    I tried to sell before moving but had no luck. So I ended up getting renters in place. When they signed the lease I ensured there was an addendum attached to the lease with all the information to take care of the pool and keeping the pool cover on when not in use and using the ventilation system.

    I know the tenants takes care of the pool however he has caused a mold problem in the bathroom (in the pool room) and some parts of the ceiling in the pool room (I suspect from not keeping the cover in place when not in use.)

    My plan is to list the house on sale again in January but should it NOT sell by June 2017 but should it not sell I plan on I plan on a partial demolition for the short term (due to money reasons)

    My question is is the following plan viable:

    1. Remediate the current Mold problems in the next month or so - still waiting on a quote on this and should hear back today
    2. Empty pool
    3. Have a hole drilled to relieve the pressure so the pool does pop out of the ground.
    4. Leave the Pool as-is with just the pressure relief hole.
    5. Leave pool with the hole in place and leave pool as and empty.

    Is this safe to leave like this with only the hole for pressure relief? Without it popping out? Over time my plan is slowly demolish the pool fully and put decking over it.

    Thank you

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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Yes, lots of pools with pressure relief holes sit empty for months under construction, etc without popping.
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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    thank you for the reply. Is this usually a lot cheaper than doing the full on demolition?

    Do you know what equipment is used to do this? I only ask since this is indoor and wondering how much equipment will need to come in.
    Thank you!!

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    what equipment is needed just for the pressure relief hole?

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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Why not just fix the mold / make sure the ventilation is doing it's job then sell it?

    If I was looking for a house with a pool and all that you propose was done, I'd be upset
    as the buyer knowing more work would have to be done to get it working again.

    (A buyer would never know that of course, but still)
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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Quote Originally Posted by borjis View Post
    Why not just fix the mold / make sure the ventilation is doing it's job then sell it?

    If I was looking for a house with a pool and all that you propose was done, I'd be upset
    as the buyer knowing more work would have to be done to get it working again.

    (A buyer would never know that of course, but still)
    Selling it early next year with the mold fixed and the ventilation running is the plan at this time.

    But in case it doesn't sell - mid-west market is slow at the moment - then I want to kill the pool and then just keep it rented for a longer time. I do not want to be fixing this pool with tenants there since they tend not to look after things properly since they just do not care as much.

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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Yes, pool demo is expensive. It is a lot of very thick, difficult concrete to break up and haul away.
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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Is there a reason to demo it? If you are going to deck over it why not put the drain hole in (after draining) backfill it with sand or crusher run and cover it?
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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Put in a ladder. Depending on your market, call it either a root cellar or a wine cellar. Instant upgrade!
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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    All that is required for a relief hole is a large impact drill. You can hold it in one hand. I'd drill at least a couple holes..
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    Re: Indoor Pool Part way demolition question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vickery View Post
    Is there a reason to demo it? If you are going to deck over it why not put the drain hole in (after draining) backfill it with sand or crusher run and cover it?
    Going to leave it empty once the reliefs holes are in. I will slowly add sand/dirt etc as the money comes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwegan View Post
    All that is required for a relief hole is a large impact drill. You can hold it in one hand. I'd drill at least a couple holes..
    thanks!

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