Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane

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Swimming Pool Removals in Brisbane

Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane has the equipment, attachments and specialist operators to cover a wide range of residential and commercial projects.

I can handle your earthworks, demolitions, removals and more!


1. Tell me what you need, I will do a site inspection personally;

2. I will give you a no-obligation free quote;

3. I will get the job done on time, on budget and with a clean site at the end of the job.

About Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane

At Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane we pride ourselves in being well regarded as the swimming pool specialists in South-East Queensland with over 30 years as swimming pools as our primary work. We specialise in both concrete and fibreglass pool excavations.

We welcome all new inquiries and have machinery to suit a variety of sites.

30 Years Experience

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Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane originated in 1988 as a single operator business named Richardson Excavations. The business steadily grew in size and a partner came on board soon after. Whilst general hire was the initial activity it wasn't long before swimming pool excavations and pool demolitions were added to the mix and this has been a field in which we have been involved ever since.Some administrative changes have occurred along the way, including our name change, but the original owner operators are still the backbone of the business. Through hard work and perseverance our one mini excavator has grown to a diverse fleet of machines, trucks and accessories. We provide excavation services to many of Brisbane's leading pool builders as well as a wide variety of other clientele, both commercial and domestic. Many of these clients have been with us from the outset.Take advantage of our experience and give us a call !

Why Choose Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane?


I am committed to do our bit for the environment


I will quote you on the entire job from start to completion


Your satisfaction is my main priority


I am highly trained and skilled to take on any size job

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We are your pool removal specialists in Brisbane

Demolishing Your Pool

Maintaining a swimming pool is a costly and time-consuming exercise. If you are tired of footing the bill for something you don’t use very often, we can help you transform your pool into a useful space again. Removing a swimming pool is not easy. It is a complicated process that requires professionals who know how to properly drain the pool area and ensure it is stable for any future redevelopment. We specialise in the complete removal and fill of all types of pools, including concrete and fiberglass.

Demolish Pool

How do we demolish your pool?

Basic steps to a pool demolition:

  • Site visit and quotation
  • Application for approval of demolition
  • Approval for demolition
  • Break up of swimming pool (and removal if required)
  • Filling and compaction of demolished pool hole with clean fill
  • Topsoil layer provided and spread ready for turf or seed (if required)
  • Evidence of satisfactory demolition submitted
  • Certification final approval of demolition works


As part of your pool demolition we will:

Properly drain the pool (if it hasn’t been done so already) according to WA State requirements and remove all plumbing fixtures. Remove all pool fencing and pavers around the pool area. Break up the concrete with our specialized machinery and safely remove the concrete from your premises. We will ensure your pool is filled correctly with topsoil (if required) to allow for any future building or landscaping you wish to carry out. We will clean up and leave your yard looking in tiptop shape – almost if there never was a pool to begin with!

Pool Inclusions


Swimming Pool Removal Before & After

Pool Removal Services

If you have been thinking of removing your swimming pool and feel overwhelmed by the amount of misinformation or lack of any information, fear not you are not alone. We can assist you through the entire process from approvals for demolition to the works and finally the removal of your pool from council plans and its certification.

Swimming pool demolition is a sector of our industry which we at Swimming Pool Removal Brisbane have become the local experts in. Our company regularly removes and demolishes several pools per week. We have demolished hundreds of pools across Brisbane in just the last few years alone.

Pool Removal Services

In Ground Swimming Pool Demolition

Pool removal typically involves draining the pool, drilling holes in the bottom, demolishing the top, and filling the pool with the rubble and additional dirt soil. However, above ground pool removal is less complicated, involving just draining the pool, tearing it down, and hauling it away.

Helpful FAQs

Check out some of our frequently asked questions, or contact us if you have a specific issue.

If access to your swimming pool is generous we generally recommend complete removal, though in most demolition cases the pool shell remains. Correct demolition and compaction procedures in these cases are required to minimise the chance of any subsidence. 

With any demolition we take into consideration a wide range of factors such as access, intended use for the area post demolition e.g whether you intend building on the affected area and budget constraints. We are always able to offer alternatives and show the benefits and constraints of each.

This can be a confusing question if you’ve ever tried to get answers from council. Although it is a grey area which changes between each of the city councils, it is important to get the demolition council approved. There have been cases where, without an approval, banks would not settle loans on houses and local council could be looking to perform safety inspections on pools that are no longer there. Avoiding council approval can lead to unnecessary complications down the track.

The approvals process can be confusing and frustrating trying to tackle it on your own. We fully assist all our clients with the application and approvals process. We provide all the froms necessary and will assist in filling them out. We also provide all the proof of works and other information to the relevant departments. On completion of the works we provide a certificate that proves that the demolition works meets all relevant standards and also removes the pool from the council plan.

This is entirely possible. The area will need to be compacted to a high standard to support building foundations. In these instances the quality of the backfill material is particularly important. These factors are taken into consideration during the site inspection and quotation phase and will be discussed in detail.

When emptying a swimming pool or spa of water, consideration needs to be given to the appropriate disposal of the water. Brisbane City recommends disposal by a licensed liquid waste contractor.

Due to current Fire Ant regulations all soil type materials have restrictions on where they can be transported to or from. We are an ARMP fire ant approved company and most of our employees have completed training with the QLD Government on Fire Ants. We only use material from approved areas which are traceable and comply with the current restrictions.  The great majority of material comes from a pool excavations that are generally in the area.

If the material is not compacted well, it will subside soon after the next rainfall. The fill becomes sodden and cannot be compacted, leaving the area a sinking soft surface. The only remedy will then be to re-excavate the sodden material and start again.

We implement a procedure during all our demolition works to ensure sufficient compaction. We are so confident in the result that we guarantee there will be no substantial subsidence, which if it does occur we will return and rectify the issue for free. We have this promise on all our demolition works and to date we have never been asked to perform rectification works.

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Some of the areas we service

Bowen Hills | Brisbane | East Brisbane | Fortitude Valley | Herston | Highgate Hill | Kangaroo Point | Kelvin Grove | New Farm | Newstead | Paddington | Petrie Terrace | Red Hill | South Brisbane | Spring Hill | Teneriffe | West End | Woolloongabba | Albion | Alderley | Ascot | Aspley | Bald Hills | Banyo | Boondall | Bracken Ridge | Bridgeman Downs | Brighton | Brisbane Airport | Carseldine | Chermside | Chermside West | Clayfield | Deagon | Eagle Farm | Everton Park | Ferny Grove | Fitzgibbon | Gaythorne | Geebung | Gordon Park | Grange | Hamilton | Hendra | Kalinga | Kedron | Keperra | Lutwyche | McDowall | Mitchelton | Myrtletown | Newmarket | Northgate | Nudgee | Nudgee Beach | Nundah | Pinkenba | Sandgate | Shorncliffe | Stafford | Stafford Heights | Taigum | Virginia | Wavell Heights | Wilston | Windsor | Wooloowin | Zillmere | Acacia Ridge | Algester | Annerley | Archerfield | Burbank | Calamvale | Coopers Plains | Darra | Doolandella | Drewvale | Durack | Dutton Park | Eight 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West Ipswich | Woodend | Wulkuraka | Yamanto | Amberley | Ashwell | Calvert | Deebing Heights | Ebenezer | Goolman | Grandchester | Haigslea | Ironbark | Jeebropilly | Lanefield | Marburg | Mount Forbes | Mount Marrow | Mutdapilly | Pine Mountain | Purga | Ripley | Rosewood | South Ripley | Spring Mountain | Swanbank | Tallegalla | Thagoona | The Bluff | Walloon | White Rock | Willowbank | Woolshed | Bahrs Scrub | Bannockburn | Beenleigh | Belivah | Berrinba | Bethania | Boronia Heights | Browns Plains | Buccan | Carbrook | Cedar Creek | Cedar Grove | Cedar Vale | Chambers Flat | Cornubia | Crestmead | Daisy Hill | Eagleby | Edens Landing | Forestdale | Greenbank | Heritage Park | Hillcrest | Holmview | Jimboomba | Kagaru | Kingston | Logan Central | Logan Reserve | Logan Village | Loganholme | Loganlea | Lyons | Marsden | Meadowbrook | Mount Warren Park | Mundoolun | Munruben | New Beith | North Maclean | Park Ridge South | Park Ridge | Priestdale | Regents Park | Rochedale South | Shailer Park | Slacks Creek | South Maclean | Springwood | Stockleigh | Tamborine | Tanah Merah | Underwood | Undullah | Veresdale Scrub | Veresdale | Waterford West | Waterford | Windaroo | Wolffdene | Woodhill | Woodridge | Yarrabilba | Alexandra Hills | Amity Point | Birkdale | Capalaba | Cleveland | Coochiemudlo Island | Dunwich | Karragarra Island | Lamb Island | Macleay Island | Mount Cotton | North Stradbroke Island | Ormiston | Point Lookout | Redland Bay | Russell Island | Sheldon | Thorneside | Thornlands | Victoria Point | Wellington Point | Albany Creek | Arana Hills | Banksia Beach | Beachmere | Bellara | Bongaree | Bray Park | Brendale | Bunya | Burpengary | Caboolture | Caboolture South | Cashmere | Clontarf | Dakabin | Deception Bay | Eatons Hill | Elimbah | Everton Hills | Ferny Hills | Godwin Beach | Griffin | Joyner | Kallangur | Kippa|Ring | Kurwongbah | Lawnton | Mango Hill | Margate | Moodlu | Morayfield | Murrumba Downs | Narangba | Newport | Ningi | North Lakes | Petrie | Redcliffe | Rothwell | Sandstone Point | Scarborough | Strathpine | Upper Caboolture | Warner | Whiteside | Woody Point | Armstrong Creek | Bellmere | Bellthorpe | Booroobin | Bracalba | Camp Mountain | Campbells Pocket | Cedar Creek | Cedarton | Clear Mountain | Closeburn | Commissioners Flat | D'Aguilar | Dayboro | Delaneys Creek | Donnybrook | Draper | Highvale | Jollys Lookout | King Scrub | Kobble Creek | Laceys Creek | Meldale | Moorina | Mount Delaney | Mount Glorious | Mount Mee | Mount Nebo | Mount Pleasant | Mount Samson | Neurum | Ocean View | Rocksberg | Rush Creek | Samford Valley | Samford Village | Samsonvale | Stanmore | Stony Creek | Toorbul | Wamuran Basin | Wamuran | Welsby | White Patch | Wights Mountain | Woodford | Yugar

If your suburb is not listed here, we may still service your area.

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