Pool Professionals Share All About Pool Excavation

Pool Professionals Share All About Pool Excavation

What You Need To Know About Pool Excavation

1. What happens if you strike rock or water when you dig?

The absence of soil tests, which most clients do not get, swimming pool professionals never ever truly understand exactly what they’ll strike when they start to dig in your yard.

There are two possible scenarios when this happens:

  • Your soil condition jeopardizes your swimming pool’s structural stability
  • You spend way beyond your budget to set up the swimming pool

Your pool’s structural part will need to be figured out by your swimming pool professional and is beyond the range of this post.

Nevertheless, from a spending plan point of view, rock and water are 2 main things a professional might discover when excavating that might lead to an unexpected expense.

What to do when they strike a rock during pool excavation?

  • Change the location of the pool. Start digging for test holes and wish for a better outcome.
  • Raise the swimming pool and just keep it in the exact same place: Deal with the situation. Although, there might be additional expense related to the elevation modification (walls, extra fill dirt, and so on).
  • Hammer the rock out and set up the swimming pool in the original area: Your minimum expense will be about $2k for renting the hammer plus any extra labor the specialist might charge.
  • Fill the hole and set up a swimming pool at your next home. Do not forget to pay the swimming pool professionals for their time.

How about when they strike groundwater?

  • A dewatering system should be set up. Maintain the hole dry till the swimming pool is set up, and keep the swimming pool where initially prepared. 
  • Raise the Swimming pool: like when striking the rock. Do not be let down by this unexpected expense. Only about 1% of swimming pool setups have sustained extra groundwater or rock expense.

2. Do you really know the amount of dirt you will collect?

Planning every swimming pool task comes with identifying what to do with the dirt. Normally speaking, individuals do not know just how much dirt can come out of a swimming pool excavation. There is no way of telling exactly.

Pool professionals advise clients to estimate how much dirt they expect and multiply it by 5 to 10.

Your typical swimming pool excavation can create a stack of dirt the size of around 5 garden sheds. So, this is considerably more than we can ‘lose’ in a common flat backyard.

3. What should I expect to occur in my backyard?

We tend to move out dirt, concrete, water, and gravel through the ground using large trucks.

If you have a landscaped yard, be prepared for some damage.

4. Do I actually conserve cash by digging my own hole?

Lots of folks believe they can conserve huge dollars doing the swimming pool excavation themselves and have the swimming pool professional do the rest.

Seriously, however, it does not conserve more money at all, perhaps $500–$ 1000, since we need to bring our maker to the website anyhow to raise and set the swimming pool.

Digging the hole just takes a number of hours so pool professionals may as well proceed and do the swimming pool excavation themselves. Call Russell Cooper Pools when you need to set up your swimming pool.


Russell Cooper Pools
101 Folly Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 293-6757