Sadly, our pool is now gone. Between the time and money it takes to keep a pool going, it was in our best interest to get rid of it. I posted it on Craigslist and got several responses so off it went!
Here’s some tips on selling something huge like this on Craigslist:
- I sold it for CHEAP with the stipulation that whoever bought it would take it apart and remove it from the yard on their own
- I put every bit of information I had: size, age, where purchased, etc.
- I posted not just pictures of the pool, but the pump and filter as well
- I allowed people to come look at it before having them make the commitment to buy
Our pool was 7,700 gallons and about 5 years old, we had a ladder and a partial safety gate as well as an alarm system to go with it. Last October we drained it as much as we could to prepare it for winter, and then the day before we sold it we rented a submersible pump from Home Depot to drain it the rest of the way (and we split that costs with the buyers).
Here is a step by step picture gallery of how it was taken apart- please note all these pictures were taken from my bedroom window because I didn’t want to creep out the people working oh so hard to get rid of it:
Overall I did ZERO labor- not one bit. I did leave water out for them because it was about 90* out, and I creeped from window to window while they worked because it was fascinating, but that’s really all.
Matt’s a bit sad that we don’t have a pool anymore, but I promised him a chair swing and a hammock (someday) so that eased the pain a bit.