Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to get approval from the city? How much does it cost?
It's very likely that a permit is required by your city. It's in fact better you get a permit because the city helps you by inspecting the pool demolition process and makes sure either you or your contractor does it to code. Take a look at a sample swimming pool permit from the city of Sunnyvale in California.
Also, the city usually includes material that says what can be done in the filled up area. For instance, most pool demolitions are done in such a way that you can landscape that area afterwards, but not build a house. Such informative material the city provides you would be valuable in understanding what can be done in the filled-in pool area.
The cost usually runs in hundreds of dollars. Check with your city for the exact amount.