So I am a DIY-er because of my past career in construction and skinflint tendencies. I've got a pool in my backyard that I just don't want anymore. It's an in-ground, gunite pool with a concrete pad surrounding the top. I have seen info on the Internets about having the thing demoed by an excavator, but I was wanting to do the deed myself (think jackhammer and/or small amounts of dynamite (j/k)). My questions are:
1) Do I need a permit (I am the owner, so owner/builder or other)?
2) Is there a tax break/water bill rebate for removal of a swimming pool?
3) Anybody ever done such a thing and want to offer advice/guidance/free labor?
Please, no random comments about how much you like pools and what a big mistake I will be making by getting rid of the thing. Thanks in advance.