How to Install a Swimming Pool


For many people, the idea of building a swimming pool in their own back garden is a childhood dream, and with summer almost upon us, you might be considering turning this childhood dream into a reality yourself.


Installing a swimming pool is a great idea, as there’s something wonderfully sociable about having a swimming pool in your back garden, as this way you can invite friends and family to enjoy the hot weather whilst having a barbecue on the lawn.


Of course, now is the perfect time to start building your swimming pool, but having such major excavation work can feel prohibitively disruptive to your life, your neighbours, and your garden.  In many ways, this is the time of year our focus is on planting seeds, not hiring diggers to excavate a gigantic hole in the middle of your garden.


Therein lies the trade-off; the idea of no pain no gain comes to mind as it certainly will be a disruptive project, and there’s a further trade off with regard to the pool taking out a large chunk of your lawn out of the equation.  That said, where there’s a will there’s a way and if you’ve always dreamed of having a pool in your back garden now is the perfect time to turn that dream into a reality.



The first factor to consider is size, the next factor to consider is depth (which should ideally be around 1.2 metres and 1.4 metres).  Then, there is the colour of the tiles, the shape and the lighting aspects.  Indeed, how a pool is lit at night can make all the difference in terms of design.



In order to build a swimming pool in your back garden you’re probably going to need to get planning permission from the council.  It’s important you do this before investing in materials or diggers to excavate the area.



At this stage, you could employ a contractor to take care of everything, but if you’re on a budget, you could always hire the construction equipment yourself, as all you’re really going to need is a digger to excavate the hole.



The three main options to choose from are concrete, fibreglass (check out:, and vinyl.  There are many pros and cons to each material, so you’ll want to consider this choice wisely.



You’ll want to get an experienced plumber and electrician for this task as bad wiring plus water is not a good combination; it’s therefore advisable to get in the professionals or at least read up on how to prevent electrocution before attempting to do it yourself.



The next step is to tile the walls and then fill the pool with water (making sure you treat it with an appropriate cleaning agent).  Visit for more information ont his.

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