What's involved with DIY swimming pool kits?
Less than you might think! All Swim's DIY pool kits are designed to provide you with all of the component parts you require to undertake a swimming pool self build yourself. We include comprehensive step by step guides with all diy pool kits and our friendly, knowledgable staff are available to offer you all the advice you require as your project proceeds. Many customers choose to use a local bricklayer for building the pool walls and rendering the walls and floors. Again, we are always happy to liaise with your choice of builder to help them with any aspect of the construction process before or during the project.
Rest assured, the construction of a pool using All Swim's swimming pool kits is well within the scope and ability of the average DIY enthusiast, in fact, the hardest part in buying and installing a swimming pool kit is deciding what size of pool you require!
What types of DIY pools are available?
All Swim stock two particular types of diy pools, concrete pool kits and liner pool kits (sometimes referred to as block and liner pools). Concrete pools are still the ultimate choice when it comes to inground swimming pools and are composed of a concrete shell with steel reinforcement. A concrete pool can be built to any size, shape or depth and you can choose from an almost infinite variety of beautiful mosaic pool tiles or pacelite (a white cement premixed with small marble chippings) to decorate the swimming pool interior. Liner pools, on the other hand, use a pre made, robust, PVC plastic liner to finish the pool surfaces. Liner pools are usually the more popular choice of finish for most domestic inground swimming pools as the overall construction methods are simpler and less materials are required. With so many high quality finishes available in swimming pool liners it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate the two types of pools as well!
What is supplied in the kits?
An All Swim diy pool kit includes a simple, step by step construction guide, sand filter and media, correctly sized swimming pool self priming pump for your chosen pool size, liner, linerlock (if appropriate), skimmer(s), main drain, return inlet(s), low suction, pipework, valves and sufficient fittings to position your filter within 10 feet of the pool, pool maintenance kit and all initial pool chemicals to get you up and running. We do not provide the basic building materials needed to construct your own swimming pool such as cement, sand, chippings, concrete blocks or reinforcing bars. These materials are not specialist items, however, and are obtainable from any good, local builders merchants.
Will I need planning permission?
The majority of local authorities do not insist on planning permission for self build swimming pools projects undertaken in the back garden of a domestic property in the UK. However, if you are considering installing pool buildings over your pool then permission is required and you are advised to consult your local authority before commencing your pool build.
Even though planning permission is not normally required All Swim recommends that you contact your local authority before commnecing any work in order to check the requirements of local legislation.
If you enjoy swimming for improving your health or spending quality time with your family and friends then choosing one of our DIY pool kits could be the perfect choice for you. More and more people are recognising that pools are no longer a luxury purchase and are readily available in a vast range of designs at ever more affordable prices. Just imagine how much fun your children would have splashing around with their friends, or how much you and your family would enjoy swimming in the privacy of your own home or back garden? Go on, dive in to the endless possibilities of owning your very own swimming pool, it's simpler and more affordable than you think!