Four Pool Removal Options:

Pool Removal Steps Quick Fill Demo & Fill Exhume
Disconnect utilities Yes Yes Yes
Punch hole(s) in bottom by drain Yes Yes No
Demolish pool decking No Yes Yes
Demolish top 18-30 inches of pool shell No Yes Yes
Remove rest of pool, haul away No Yes Yes
Remove all plumbing No No Yes
Fill with dirt Yes Yes Yes
Compact the soil Maybe Usually Always
TYPICAL COST RANGE $1,800 - $2,800 $3,500 - $4,000 $6,000 - $9,000

In addition to the type of pool removal, other factors affecting the cost include: