Most of us want to live the “American dream”, have a big house, nice car, and maybe a awesome Fiberglass swimming pool in their backyard. Most pool buyers think that they can save lots of money choosing to tackle on some aspects of the job (DIY) or choosing to go with a IDEKB pool builder (I Do Every Kind of Business, Pool Builder – a person that tries to get into every business and doesn’t try to master one) ; which in return you will get the bare minimum in materials , parts and equipment. So before you make this big mistake, let me enlighten you about the things to consider in doing a DIY pool.
There are many additional costs aside from buying the fiberglass pool from the manufacturer such as:
- Shipping cost of the pool shell
- Rental for the equipment to excavate where the pool is being built; crane, skidsteer, excavator, etc.
- Gravel and pool decking materials.
- Plumbing and electrical works
- Water truck
Aside from the above mentioned, you will really regret it if the concrete guys you hired is not an expert in cantilever coping and paver decking; or the process of pouring the concrete around the fiberglass pool. If you know someone that knows how to pour concrete, make sure he is experienced in cantilever finishing if not it will end up horrific and poorly made, not the way you imagined having you swimming pool.
Also consider if your laborers have other projects and you need to finish your fiberglass pool in one week? You have to do each phase one at a time and pool installation requires perfect timing in digging and placing the pool because if after your pool is set and it decides to rain on you, your pool might move in the hole, another cost and time wasted. Remember, a fiberglass pool is vulnerable during backfill stage without it being fully filled with water.
Another important factor that most homeowners forget is appropriately grading the pool area, if proper grading is not performed, water can easily run into your precious pool. Additionally, you have to ensure that the area where you are placing the fiberglass pool is level, or decide if you have to fill it with dirt or build a retaining wall, which is another expense on your part. All these things are common practices that any reputable pool builder has run into during their time and they will know exactly how to handle each backyard scenario but without proper know how, a DYI pool isn’t the best choice to go.
Now who do you go to when you’re DIY or I do every kind of business cheap pool builder project goes wrong? You’ll want warranty just like when building your home or buying a car. In doing a DIY pool/or these newbie pool builders, you will more and likely shoulder all the mistakes after . With us and any other professional pool builder will have the experience and timing of getting a fiberglass swimming pool built on time and built right. You have to be mindful of every detail, and by letting experts do the job it will save you time, money and stress from the whole job.
We can do all the leg work and tailor-fit add-ons such as colored pavers, 8ft slides, fiber optic or low voltage lighting, security covers, deck jets, and much more. Make sure to get a quote first, then check your budget, if it’s a little over your budget, but you are sure of a quality outcome, then don’t risk on the odds of having a scantily fiberglass pool. All The Best Blake