How to Build an In-Ground Pool

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Last Updated on November 21, 2021 by Steffi Nell

A lot of people believe that a swimming pool can only be built by pool companies. However, are you aware that building an in-ground pool in your backyard is actually possible and you can do it all by yourself? A Do-it-Yourself in-ground pool would save you all the labor costs and expenses, but of course, you would still need some help from a few contractors.

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An in-ground swimming pool kit will actually help you to build your in-ground swimming pool for about 30-50% of the progress, and you can hire some contractors to do the rest. Here are some easy step-by-step procedures to help you build an in-ground pool in your backyard.

How to Build In-ground Pool

Contact your utility company

Before you start construction with your in-ground swimming pool, you need to get the necessary underground piping information first, to avoid damaging pipes when you are going to dig down.

Purchase an in-ground pool kit

Generally, there are now a lot of in-ground pool kits available which will help you to install an in-ground pool in your backyard. You can conduct your research online so that you will have an idea about the different kinds of pool kits. Actually, there are a lot of pool designs that you can choose from; however, you need to choose which design suits you best by checking on the dimensions and the space that is available in your backyard. Prior to purchasing a pool kit, make sure that you have already your determined budget and that you will be purchasing the pool kit from a reputable company.

Determine the exact location of your pool

Once you have your pool kit, you need to determine where specifically you want to place your in-ground pool. It would be wise to choose an area where there is enough sunshine and shade. Do not forget about the pipe information and the location of the septic tanks because you wouldn’t want to mess with these things. Also, you need to keep in mind that the pool pump, the heater, and the filter would need to be in a separate location.

Contact pool contractors

Pool contractors such as plumbers, concrete pourers, and electrician men are needed for you to make your in-ground swimming pool. The plumbers will be the ones to install the plumbing work for your pool, while the concrete pourers will be responsible for course, for pouring the rest of the concrete for your swimming pool. On the other hand, the electrician will be responsible for setting up the electrical work for your pool.

How to Keep Water Level in Pool

The heart of a swimming pool is the pump but when you don’t have enough water, the pump can work too hard and will eventually burn up. Besides the unwanted damage to your pool, diving in a pool with low water is dangerous for swimmers. Keep the water level at the midpoint of the rectangular skimmer; that’s the small window near the pump.

If the water line is below it, you need more water. If the water is above it, the pump won’t be able to work properly. Warm temperatures cause water evaporation but too much rain can overfill your pool. The key to good maintenance (without hiring a pool guy) is to monitor the water level daily and address issues quickly.

Pool Water Leveler

If maintaining the proper water level is a challenge for you, consider installing a pool water leveler. This mechanism is a box that monitors the water level and adds water to the pool when it dips below the assigned level. You screw the garden hose into the box and it taps the water when it needs a refill. You can install the leveler yourself or ask a professional to do it for you. You can find these handy box kits at pool supply stores and some home improvement stores.

Weekly Checking

Another way to keep the water level in your pool up is to regularly examine the pool and the surrounding area. (Do this when you work in your yard.) Look for obvious tears or holes in an above-ground pool. Patch any that you see to stop water loss. If you find a hole in your liner, it needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Has your in-ground pool been examined monthly to keep good monitoring for tears in the liner?

Once a week, stop the power to the pump and replace or clean the filter. If you spot any tears in the filter should replace it. Also, skim out any trash to avoid problems down the road. You will lose some water to evaporation, especially when it is hot out. It is recommended that you add water once a week after you add chemicals to your pool

Final Words

By following these steps you will be on your way to a gorgeous in-ground pool that you can enjoy all summer long!

Steffi is a DIY aficionado. Home improvement specialist and Interior designer wannabe. Her passion for native and recyclable materials inspire her to start this blog. Follow her on Twitter

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