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Old 01-15-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Default Best way to fill an empty pool hole in the backyard?

My mother recently had her pool removed from her back yard, but now there's a big gaping hole in the ground.

So far I've learned that it could cost a couple thousand dollars to have someone come fill the hole up. At this point, we don't even know companies that do that.

Can anyone recommend someone to do this service for us, or is it possible to do it yourself? I'm curious about any solution you guys might be able to provide.

Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Florida/Nebraska
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My mother recently had her pool removed from her back yard, but now there's a big gaping hole in the ground.

Can anyone recommend someone to do this service for us, or is it possible to do it yourself? I'm curious about any solution you guys might be able to provide.

Thanks.
Home Depot sells bags of sand, but filling a hole this way might be time consuming. Just call some company that sells sand, or rock.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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Home Depot sells bags of sand, but filling a hole this way might be time consuming. Just call some company that sells sand, or rock.
and expensive... look for someone selling fill dirt
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Actually, if the situation is right, you may be able to get it filled for free. Assuming that a dump truck could back up to the hole, try calling around to a few excavation companies and see if they need somewhere to get rid of a few truck loads. You would still have to level it off, but if you can get the dirt for free then hiring someone with a bobcat would be fairly reasonable.

Not sure how common it is in Florida, but in Missouri it was fairly commonplace to do this, as it saved the dump truck companies a) a long ride to unload; or b) a dump fee.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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We were thinking of doing it slowly over time. Does anyone know who sells dirt?

It's impossible to back a dump truck into their back yard.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Actually, if the situation is right, you may be able to get it filled for free. Assuming that a dump truck could back up to the hole, try calling around to a few excavation companies and see if they need somewhere to get rid of a few truck loads. You would still have to level it off, but if you can get the dirt for free then hiring someone with a bobcat would be fairly reasonable.

Not sure how common it is in Florida, but in Missouri it was fairly commonplace to do this, as it saved the dump truck companies a) a long ride to unload; or b) a dump fee.
Getting the dirt is easy once you find who is digging. Where is there major construction? Youll have to pay the truckers to haul it, but once its in your yard its yours.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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I know! I know! Since the hole is already there, why not put in a swimming pool?
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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We were thinking of doing it slowly over time.

I would not do this as it would create "an attractive nuisance" that might endanger kids in the neighborhood.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Steubenville, Ohio
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I had a house taken out of my lot, next to the one I owned, and the City told me that I had to have it 'filled' or be fined...

Lucky for me, they were doing a job, about 8 blocks from my house, and taking the 'fill' to a landfill to be deposited. I asked the boss man if he wanted to get rid of some of the dirt 'quick', and he asked me where, so, he and I took a ride to my place and he said ok, and started directing trucks down, and dumping them in my yard...(I had hired a back hoe operator to move the dirt, but, the guy offered to move it for me, and I told him I had it covered...sheesh, could of saved myself 350 bucks!).

There is always someone wanting to get rid of 'fill'.. concrete, dirt...
Dont take wood or garbage, as this will rot and your ground will sink.

If you have water line breaks, ask the guy in charge if he will dump the bricks, ashpault and debris into your hole, then, when its almost filled up, you can go and pay someone to dump some top soil into the hole to finish it... plant grass and enjoy the back yard

I wish you well...

Jesse
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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We were thinking of doing it slowly over time.

I would not do this as it would create "an attractive nuisance" that might endanger kids in the neighborhood.

My mother's back yard is completely fenced all around 6ft high.

In any event, The real problem I foresee by getting someone to sell us dirt is that they won't be able to just dump it in the backyard. There's simply a an opening on the side of the house big enough for people.

That's why purchasing dirt overtime seemed more attractive to me.

Does anyone know of companies who do this kind of service? I've read online that companies do take care of this kind of thing, but have no idea what category those companies are in, or how to search for local ones.
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