Asked on Sep 4, 2012


DeeChris HinkleKMS Woodworks


I had to tear down my 15 x 24 pool and now still trying to decide what to do? cover with dirt? patio? need some ideas and I'm on a fixed income so i want the best for less? loll Thanks,Betty
8 answers
  • The cheep is to simply fill with soil and grass. But because the ground is already been leveled for the pool, this is the ideal time to place patio stones or create a sitting area and surround it with plants and walkway.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Sep 5, 2012

    Hometalk is full of ideas for resourceful ways of doing things, so I think you should first decide what would give you the most use of that space.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Sep 5, 2012

    And a picture of the open space would be nice so that we can see how you are going to be viewing the space.

  • Tammy
    on Sep 5, 2012

    Economically speaking from my point of view would be to make sort of an outdoor sitting area, with fall coming to your area. You can look for thrift store buys to enable your dream. Alot of home outdoor projects are coming to a close up there, so look around. They can mismatched and painted to bring them together or a discount fabric. I put one together out here after Hurricane Ivan took out a pool here. I found pieces of cement ( you need ppl to help you move) and found lots of stuff ppl no longer needed on the side of the road that didn't match anymore. I also used tulle I had lying around for the mosquito netting. It was a decent place to eat and chill in between picking up, especially since we went without electricity for so long.

  • Have you considered a natural looking water feature? There are several Certified Aquascape Contractors who can help you. To find a local contractor who can give you some great ideas, go to

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Sep 5, 2012

    A flagstone patio with a campfire ring... This is still one of my favorites here on Hometalk

  • Chris Hinkle
    on Sep 5, 2012

    My family member took theirs down. Most are leveled with sand, if that's the case, make a brick patio. He also built a gazebo on it. Beautiful!

  • Dee
    on Jul 8, 2015

    I wish I could see a picture. A lady I know made her pool into a sunken garden feature in her yard. It is incredibly beautiful and her yard is regularly featured on garden tours.

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