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 installation isn't rocket science level complicated and with a phone in hand, you can do it too.

By negotiating directly with an independent, licensed pool installer, DIY pool installation isn't complicated and you will save thousands of dollars. Think of it like buying a top 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). 

Full service builders can leave you with the impression that DIY fibreglass pool installation is super complicated and can only be fully installed by their full price team. Our happy customers around Australia know that's not so accurate. Learn more about how long it takes to install a DIY fibreglass pool here.

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 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 have left for paving, landscaping etc. 

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. 

If you would like to learn more about the differences between concrete, vinyl liner and fibreglass pools, you can download our very popular and free An Unbiased Comparison of Vinyl Liner vs Concrete vs Fibreglass Pools e-Guide here. 

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Rohan Taylor
About The Author

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.

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