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What’s The Cost of Filling In A Swimming Pool


Have you ever wondered what it would cost to fill in an old swimming pool?

T & D Earthworks often get requests from home owners throughout the Hunter region requesting a quote to remove their old swimming pool and fill it in.

There are several reasons why people want to get rid of their pool. Some people get tired of wasting their weekends cleaning a pool that nobody uses anymore, but the most common complaint we hear from home owners is that they want to save money on general pool running costs such as electricity usage, chemicals and water usage.

Do you have a swimming pool in your backyard that is no longer used and is costing you money on running costs and water usage fees – read on to find out how we can remove your swimming pool.

What’s involved with removing and filling in an old fibreglass pool?

Firstly you will need a licensed excavator driver and tipper to get the job done. T & D Earthworks can assist home owners who are located in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook and the surrounding Hunter region.

What We Do

  • Pool is drained and completely emptied before starting the removal process.
  • Excavator removes the old fibreglass pool shell and rips it up so that the pool shell can be easily disposed of. When removing a pool there is no need for a crane.
  • Fibreglass pool shell waste is transported and disposed of at the local Council waste management centre.
  • Soil is delivered to site and the hole is filled and compacted.

pool-removal-company-newcastleSo, what is the cost of filling in a swmimming pool?

The average cost for T & D Earthworks to remove an old fibreglass pool, dispose of the pool at the local council tip, deliver soil to site and fill in the hole is generally around the $5,000 – $6,000 markThis price can vary depending on a range of factors such as site conditions & accessibility, the size of the pool and the level of site preparation work you require after the pool has been removed.

When the job is complete you will end up with a large flat area that you can utilise for gardens or lawn.


If you would like to find out more about our excavation services, please call Tim on 0417 671 425 or click here visit our website listing for more information about our services.

Tim Braiding, Owner of T & D Earthworks.

 Pool Removal Company servicing Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens & Muswellbrook.

April 21, 2016 |

12 thoughts on “What’s The Cost of Filling In A Swimming Pool

  1. Mark Schofield says:

    Why remove the shell and concrete surrounds? Can you not just smash it up and fill over the top with fill?

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Mark,

      T&D Earthworks have advised that it is possible to do what you are suggesting. However, they find that most home owners prefer to have the site cleaned up properly by removing and disposing of any waste material. A fibreglass pool shell is very light in weight so it’s not expensive to dispose of and the home owner is left with a site that can be built on at a later date.

      If you would like to find out more, feel free to call Tim from T&D Earthworks on 0417 671 425.

      Belinda, Build Local.

  2. ray nunn says:

    What about a concrete pool..same costs?

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Ray,

      Tim from T&D Earthworks is the best person to answer that question for you. Give Tim a call direct on 0417 671 425.

      Belinda, Build Local.

  3. Ashlee says:

    How much would the price differ for a full concrete pool?

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Ashlee,

      Tim from T&D Earthworks would be able to come out and assess the site or give you an indication of the cost difference. Feel free to give him a call on 0417 671 425.

      Build Local Team

  4. Michael Robinson says:

    Wow, I had no idea that there are so many things that you need to consider when you get rid of a swimming pool in your backyard. My wife and I just moved into a home that has one in the backyard, but because of the cold weather, we do not think that we will ever use it. As you explained, not only do you need to find someone that is properly licensed and insured, but you need to make sure that they have the proper equipment to remove the fiberglass. Thanks again for the post, and we are looking forward to reducing our electricity costs!

  5. Jimmy says:

    I am planning to buy a house and this house has an inground pool (8m x 4m x 1.5m ) with vinyl liner. I would like to fill this pool. Can you tell me how much it will cost? ( disposing and filling up with soil)

    Thank you


  6. Deb Gardner says:

    We have an above ground pool which has been sunk fully into the ground when installed. Can you also remove that style?

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Deb,

      Apologies for the long delay in responding. We have just seen your message now. Did you get in touch with Tim from T & D Earthworks about removing the above ground pool? If you live in Newcastle, Hunter Valley or surrounding areas I’m sure they could help you.
      Tim’s number is 0417 671425 or you could try emailing T & D Earthworks direct at info@tdearthworks.com.au

  7. Amelia Esera says:

    My husband wants to fill up our fibreglass pool. If you do free quote are you able to send me a text msg on my mobile please. 0413644167

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Amelia,

      Did you get in touch with Tim from T & D Earthworks about filling in the fibreglass pool? Their website is http://www.tdearthworks.com.au if you wanted to contact the company direct. T & D Earthworks service Newcastle, Hunter Valley & surrounding regions.

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