What is normally included with DIY pool installation?

"So, Rohan, how does the whole DIY pool installation thing work?" is often the next question once our customers around Australia understand the quality of our fibreglass DIY pools and equipment. DIY pool installation isn't "rocket science level" complicated and you don't need to be a DIY expert. With your phone in hand, you can arrange your own installation and save a considerable amount of money.

Whether a fibreglass pool shell is bought as a DIY pool or through a full price, full service pool builder, the installation process is exactly the same. Think of it like buying a top quality brand lawn mower from Bunnings. It comes in a box and you need to spend some time putting it together (DIY pool kit installation). Or you can go to a specialised mower business and buy the same mower fully assembled for a higher price (full service pool builder). It's the same end product, the only variation is the cost. 

In the Standard Inclusions column below are the steps that every fibreglass pool installation requires. The Additional Expenses column shows the costs that you need to consider as part of your overall pool project. 

pool installation inclusions table

What do most of our customers do? The most important step to get right is excavation, bedding and backfilling your pool. Most of our DIY pool customers engage a independent licensed pool installer to manage this step for peace of mind. From there, some customers arrange the other steps and others engage their installer for everything. The more you arrange, the more money you will save and can put towards paving, landscaping, fencing or goodies like heating and robot pool cleaners etc. As Australia's only national DIY pool company, we have low overheads and very strong buying power so we guarantee to save you a packet on Australian made equipment to go with your Australian made pool shell. 

What is the key takeaway? You can do as much or as little as you like in relation to a DIY pool installation. By negotiating directly with a licensed installer and combined with our incredibly affordable fibreglass DIY pool kits, you will save thousands of dollars compared to a full service pool builder. 

Rohan Taylor
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Rohan Taylor

My wife and I grew up playing in swimming pools. Our daughters learnt to swim in our backyard fibreglass swimming pool. There is nothing quite like hearing kids splashing about and giggling. As pools do, our pool became a social magnet for friends, family and neighbours which we loved. Helping customers to have their own pool and saving customers thousands on their pool and equipment is the best job in the world.