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Build Your Own In Ground Swimming Pool

Updated on July 1, 2011

Why Build Your Own Swimming Pool

There can be a substantial savings involved by contracting the work to build your own swimming pool. Most swimming Pool contractors add anywhere from 50% to 100% percent overr the cost of building the pool to the price. Many contractors sub-contract the entire job. By getting your own building permits,scheduling sub-contractors and inspectors, and organizing the pool project you could potentially save between $10,000.00 and $15,000.00 on a $30,000.00 pool project. Now are you willing to learn what it takes and do a little work for that kind of savings ? It may seem overwhelming at first but once you know what is invovled in building an inground swimming pool it should seem more doable.

Custom Inground Pools

Choosing the Right Pool

If you are in the market for an inground swimming pool a good starting point may be to call some local pool companies. Let them come out and show you the different shapes and sizes available. This is a good way to find out the different types of inground pools on the market and get an idea of the pool that fits best with your yard and budget. Have several swimming pool contractors bid the project so you have a price guide to work from. You may even want to get comparison prices for gunite,fiberglass and vinyl liner pools. the "gunite" pool will be the most expensive and you should know that it will take the longest time to complete. Once you have made a decision on the type,size and shape pool you want and have a price to work from you can your cost analysis of contracting your own swimming pool project.

Gunite Pools


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      5 years ago from United States

      I don't think I'm cut out to organize a pool project. However, for those who are, this is good information. Sounds like you know what you're talking about.

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      6 years ago

      It’s wonderful to a have chance to read through a good write-up together with valuable facts. The actual details how the data explained are typically personally on precise ordeals even help a lot more.

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      8 years ago from South Carolina


      In order to find good subs you are going to have to do some leg work. During the spring months it is not hard to find a pool construction going on somewhere. Talk to the workers, chances are better than not, they are independent or sub contractors working on the job. Very few pool companies actually build pools in house, Meaning that all or most of the work is not done by actual employees of the pool company. Typically pool companies sell swimming pools, pool chemicals, pool service contracts and make repairs. Very little if any of the actual work of a new construction pool is performed by the pool company that sells the pool.

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      Amy Appleton 

      8 years ago

      You are so right. SO where is the best place to go to get the job done right? And in a timely manner!


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