Swimming Pool excavation


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Are you ready to enjoy the summer with a swimming pool? Let us help you dig the whole for the swimming pool. We have the right tools from tight access mini diggers to large excavators and tippers to move the sand away. With the variety of our equipment and our vast experience we can do the job accurately and timely. Contact us today for a quote.

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Swimming pools are handy during hot summers, and if you need one in your home, Dobson Excavations will help you dig out and remove the dirt in preparation for the pool installation. Swimming pool excavation is the largest and most demanding phase of pool construction. This is the stage when to make all the changes necessary to the pool design, depth and width. Making changes when the pool is installed is expensive and complicated, and should be avoided.

Many people underestimate the amount of dirt that is dug out to create a hole deep enough for a pool. This is why you ought to have an idea of the size of the pool you desire. This will allow us to dig only the area that will be occupied by the pool.

Seek permits for constructing a pool

It is natural to wonder why you need permits to construct a pool in your property, but remember we’ll be using heavy machinery to dig out the pool hole. The dangers that come with a construction area. And the dangers that come with lifting the pool from the trailer into the ground.

The excavators are also quite loud, so it may be best to warn your neighbours of any noise during construction. Getting a permit for pool excavation protects you from having problems in the future with local council. Fortunately, if you prepare adequately, the excavation should not take more than two days to be complete. How quickly the hole is dug depends on how well you prepare for the dig, entry to the pool area, the type of excavators used, and the design of the pool.

Prepare your property for big and heavy equipment.

Does your property have adequate space to allow for the movement of heavy equipment and machinery to be used for the pool excavation? Dobson Excavations has excavators of different sizes and weights.

For example a pool digger that we can use for pool excavations include our 2-ton/8-ton excavators. Our mini-excavators can also be used in areas with accessibility challenges. However, it may take a few more days to dig a pool hole with a compact excavator.

You also need enough space to allow for the movement of our 6-wheeler tippers in and out of the property. These tippers will help with the loading and transportation of the large quantities of material extracted from the pool hole.

To reduce the number of trips for the disposal of the dirt, and ultimately lower pool excavation costs, we often attach a dog hire to the tipper. This increases the load to 22 tons over the 12 tons the tippers carry per trip.

Your yard will likely be converted into a parking area, and this might affect your plants. Unfortunately, if this is the only space available, you may need to consider the possibility of putting it to use and handling the damages later.

To create enough space for the equipment and personnel, you may need to move the outdoor furniture, gardening tools, potted plants, and play structures. In some cases, it is ideal for you to remove fencing and gates to increase space for the equipment.

Even as you take steps to secure your property, you need to remember underground utilities, such as irrigation systems, sewer lines, and septic tanks.

Consider the possibility of underground obstacles.

Excavations can sometimes bring out the unexpected, or the expected, depending on how you look at it. For example, you can hope that a dig is smooth with minimal or no obstacles. If you are lucky to only encounter soil, then the excavation will progress smoothly. We will also complete the job much faster.

However, if we encounter rocks before we get to the predetermined depth, we will need to evaluate the situation. We could either;
  • Use our rock hammer and auger attachment to breakdown the rocks to allow for further excavation.
  • Choose another location for the pool. Hopefully, the area will not be as rocky.
  • Maintain the same location, but instead elevate the pool. We could elevate the pool by building walls around it and backfilling the area with soil. Unfortunately, this option, the elevation will likely raise the cost of the pool installation.
The other common obstacle is groundwater. If not dealt with, it will be impossible to keep the hole dry during excavation, and this can cause unnecessary delays and problems when the pool is being installed. In this case, a dewatering system can be installed to keep the hole dry. The pool can also be elevated above the water table.

Factors that affect pool excavations costs

Pool excavation costs will vary from one household to another. This is because several variable issues cause the cost of hiring machinery and excavation to either increase or decrease. For example, if you are digging a shallow hole for the pool, you should not expect to pay the same amount of money for excavation as someone digging deep holes.

The size of the home has a direct relationship with the excavators to use and how much you will spend on wet hire. For example, Dobson Excavation’s 2-ton excavator is cheaper to hire than the 8-ton or 21-ton excavator. The compact mini excavator is one of the cheapest to hire, but it may take longer to excavate. So, you may pay a lower daily rate compared to other excavators, but you might need to hire it longer than the other excavators.

The number of excavator attachments you need will also have an impact on the price of excavation. For instance, someone who needs a rock hammer will pay more than one who is only using the bucket because he does not have problems with underground rocks.

Other costs you need to consider are the transportation of the equipment and the use of the equipment beyond the stipulated time, such as night and weekend excavations.
We service the entire Perth metro area and South west, such as (but not limited to): Perth, Jarrahdale, Roleystone, Karragullen, Kalamunda, Bickley, Serpentine, Mundijong, Whitby, Hopeland, Keysbrook, Dandalup, Myara, Karrakup, Cardup, Byford, Oldbury, Wellard, Baldivis, Keralup, Rockingham, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay, Waikiki, Warnbro, Calista, Orelia, Oakford, Darling Downs, Armadale, Bunbury, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey, Wandering, Collie, Boddington, Crossman, Brookton, Beverley, Dwellingup

We also offer a wide variety of other services, such as Mini Excavator and Digger Hire, Drive Construction, Digger Hire, Trench Digger Hire, Soakwell Installation, Siteworks, Septic Tank Installation, Land Clearing, Pool Excavation, Leach Drains, Bobcat Slasher, Excavator hire, Bobcat hire, 6-wheeler tipper hire, earthworks and earthmoving contractors .

Contact Us for swimming pool excavation

Dobson Excavations has a team that appreciates the impact of excavation to pool installation. This is why we take the time to understand your plans and the pool design before we begin excavating. We will also discuss with you the best equipment and attachments to use. Call us today on 0414 755 306 or email us atdobson_excavations@live.com. Alternatively, you can fill our online form and await our feedback. We always respond promptly to all queries regarding our range of products and services.