Ideas for Do It Yourself Inground Pools Ideas for Do It Yourself Inground Pools

Installing a pool in your home or garden is a very popular improvement for many people, and do it yourself inground pools are a great way of getting the best out of your garden space. These pools can be created in a number of different ways, depending upon your own tastes, and how much you can afford. What kind of pool you desire will depend upon price, materials, and the amount of space you have in your home.

Materials for Inground Pools

Materials for inground pools are varied, you can find a polymer pool kit (which will cost you just over a thousand dollars) or, you may want a wood or stone pool kit. Depending upon how much money you have, you can purchase a pool wall kit which will allow you to fit the shape into the area of garden that you have. Suitable materials for do-it-yourself inground pools include stone and faux stone (although you should avoid porous rock), plastic and ceramic, and wooden fabrics. You should also look around for a suitable liner for your pool, as this will help to prevent water from seeping into the ground and possibly penetrating your basement.

Pool Kits

If you find the thought of building your pool from scratch a little daunting, you can find a range of do it yourself inground pool kits, all the way from simple wooden kits which will allow you to practice a little bit of carpentry, to stone structures which will require a greater knowledge of home improvement skills. There are do-it-yourself kits to suit everyone, so honestly assess your skill range before you purchase something that you will not be able to finish. Getting a kit can take the hard work out of constructing a pool, but you are likely to find that even the most basic models are expensive, so you need to consider cost before you commit.


You can also choose a range of colored material which will match the appearance of your home. Look for these in local home improvement stores, or you may have a pool-making expert in your local garden center. There are a range of suitable colors available to the buyer, although most choose a traditional blue shade, you can also find greens, purples, and even pinks, if you do desire.


As well as the pool kits themselves, you can also find a number of tools which will help you to put your kit together, and there are also additional features such as swimming benches and ladders which can improve the appearance of your pool. Accessories can certainly help to improve the appearance of a pool, and if you wish to, you can add designs which match your home, or which provide a novelty theme. Other accessories to the pool itself include patio tiles which will help to prevent the ground from becoming water-logged, and pool nets, filters and cleaning gear.

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