Planning to build an inground swimming pool in your backyard? You’ve probably found loads of online books such as ‘Inground Swimming Pools for Dummies’. But this article is not like them! Here you can read the basics of installing an inground pool, a detailed guide and tips on how to build the perfect pool.
Do it yourself inground pool guide
1. Choose the design of your pool
You should consider such details as shape, color and dimensions before you start building. Just remember that the more advanced the design the more expensive the overall cost will be.
2. Authorize your pool
Get all the paperwork done in the very beginning. This could save you a lot of money in the future, as, for example, in certain areas pool are taxed and by not authorizing your construction, you will get in trouble.
3. Dig out the area
If you can afford to rent an excavator, this will save you a vast amount of time. You can do it manually too, with a shovel or a backhoe. Consider the cabling that may lay under the soil, so you don’t leave your neighborhood without electricity.
It’s time to start constructing the walls with a metal armature and wood rebar. Just remember to always check the level of any part you’re building. You won’t have time for this after all the work is done.
6. The plumbing
Begin plumbing the pool. This time you will have to call a professional, because if you don’t have a license, it is illegal to do any plumbing by yourself.
You will undoubtedly have to install a filtration system, and you may also want to install heaters or pool illumination. In any case, this is the time when you should run the power to your pool. Consider calling a professional.
9. The walls
Start building the walls. It’s possible to rely on guncrete technology at this stage, or else you can construct the walls by pouring in concrete. Or you can make them out of cinder blocks. Decide what suits you best.
10. Walls – the last part of the pool
Any inground pool needs a moisture barrier, so that water won’t leak anywhere. There are several types, but the most popular are tile cover, plaster cover, plastic liner and sprayed plastic.
11. Fill the outside
Fill the area behind the pool walls. Various materials are available for this task. Consider the air humidity and average temperature of your swimming season. Or simply contact a professional to know for sure.
With these 12 simple but labor-intensive steps, you can build your own inground pool.
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Fiberglass inground pool installation
Fiberglass pools are very beneficial for any pool owner. Durable, easy to maintain and energy efficient, they are among the most popular kinds of pools these days. Fiberglass pools offer advantages that other types of pool can’t. They are resistant to stains, never need repainting, are not prone to algae growth and are much stronger that concrete.
Fiberglass pool installation has been covered in this article, but let’s remember the most important part here. The most important thing is to always check, recheck and even triple check the level of the pool. Give yourself plenty of time for this task! Reset the pool over and over again until you are certain that the level is even.