So, you are thinking about installing a pool and are wondering which way is the better way to go. Do you get in a contractor or try and build your own?
There are plenty of success stories out there from people who have built their own pools. There are also plenty of flops.
David Gardner, founder and owner of Dee-Gees Bobcats Pty Ltd has seen them all. The good, the bad and the ugly of pool building. David and his crew have vast experience in the excavation of a swimming pool or spa and have loads of tips and tricks to use.
Combat Gardening at its Best
The one thing they stress is that you must realise you are in for a bit of combat gardening until the job is done. It’s going to get mighty messy.
You will need to have patience and not stress about the grass and the garden as the excavator and truck roll in to dig up and take away the soil and other matter from the hole.
Specialist Pool Builder or DIY
Employing a pool building specialist takes all the stress and thinking out of the game. The only time you need to use your brain is to decide all the fun stuff such as where you want the pool, do you want a slide, and what style you are looking for. A builder will do the rest.
They will sculpt the earth, install the framework and concrete, they will finish off the surface and clean up as they leave. Some will even organise the landscaping as well.
The obvious reason for deciding to DIY a swimming pool is the fact that you will save a good portion of your cash. This cash can be used to maintain the pool once it is finished.
The downside to DIYers can be huge. You need to know the bylaws surrounding pool construction for your local shire. You need to know exactly what is required to build a pool and ensure that you get that from each contractor at each step.
Afterwards, it will also be your job to conduct the cleanup and install any gardens and landscaping you desire.
As you can see, one way you pay with your wallet and the other way you pay with your time and energy. Choose what works for you.