Everyone loves the idea of having their own swimming pool, but many people think pools are expensive and difficult to install. This doesn’t have to be the case any longer. DIY pools are becoming more and more popular across New Zealand, with numerous options available for pools which you can easily set up yourself.
Here’s all the information you need about DIY pools, and why installing your own swimming pool could be easier than you think.
What is a DIY pool?
A DIY pool is sometimes known as a pool kit. Instead of having to be built or installed in your backyard by professional pool builders, it comes as a complete package. This usually comprises the pool shell, pump and filter.
DIY pools are usually above-ground pools which require very little installation work. They just need a level concrete surface to sit on, and need to be positioned close enough to an electricity connection for the pump and filtration system to be connected. Once these things have been put in place, you simply need to fill your DIY pool, and it can be ready to use within hours of it being delivered to your home.
Many DIY pools come pre-plumbed, although there are some models available which come with plumbing kits. It is highly inadvisable to plumb your swimming pool yourself, as this should always be done by a licensed professional to make sure it is safe and meets NZ standards.
There are several different types of DIY pools on the market, including vinyl-liner pools, shipping container pools, and purpose-built fibreglass DIY pools such as Little Pools.
Why are DIY pools so popular?
There are a number of reasons why DIY pools are so popular with a wide variety of people in New Zealand.
1. They’re highly cost-effective
DIY pools do not require all the building and installation work of traditional in-ground swimming pools. This means they are far cheaper to buy, and the ongoing maintenance costs of a high-quality DIY pool work out similar to those of a far more expensive traditional pool. Because of this, DIY pools are ideal for consumers who want their own swimming pool at an affordable price.
2. They are quick and easy to install
Having a traditional pool installed takes time. An in-ground fibreglass pool can take over a week to install, while a concrete pool takes even longer, as it has to be built from scratch on-site. You could have builders in your yard for a month or more before the pool is finished.
A DIY pool cuts out this process, as it can be installed in a matter of hours provided the ground is level and there is a secure concrete pad for the pool to sit on. It is simply a case of connecting up the pool and filling it, so you can start enjoying it practically straight away. This means no disruption to your home life, and no need to wait for the pool to be completed.
3. You can take them with you if you move
If you do not plan to stay in your current home forever, you’re probably unwilling to spend a large amount of money on an in-ground pool which you won’t be able to enjoy in your new home. A DIY pool solves this problem in a convenient way.
DIY pools are designed to be portable, which means you can pack them up and take them with you if you choose to move house. They can easily be transported to your new home on a regular flatbed truck, and once you get there, it is quick and simple to set your pool up again in your new backyard and continue enjoying it from your first day in your new property.
How Little Pools are changing the DIY pool concept
Little Pools are designed and manufactured in Australia to offer the convenience of a DIY pool, with the build quality of a traditional fibreglass composite pool. They have been designed in conjunction with one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of fibreglass swimming pools, using all the very latest technology and engineering techniques, to produce a DIY pool that is strong, durable, portable and affordable.
Little Pools are designed to be ideal solutions for those who want an instant swimming pool solution for a smaller backyard. They come in two different shapes, both of which are extremely easy to transport, so you can have them delivered to your home (we deliver across New Zealand), and even take them with you if you ever choose to move. They are also designed to look attractive, with more colour choices and cladding styles than other DIY pool solutions. This means you can have a beautiful feature in your backyard at a fraction of the cost of a traditional in-ground pool.
The biggest advantage of Little Pools is that they are so easy to install and connect. They come pre-plumbed with a pump, filter and chlorinator made by AstralPool, the largest and most reputable pool company in New Zealand. All you need to do is connect the electrics, which should only be carried out by someone with plenty of experience and you’re ready to fill the pool and start swimming.
With plenty of customisation options available, it’s easy to find a Little Pool to suit your needs. If you would like more information about what we do and what Little Pools can offer, please contact us. Our specialist team here at The Little Pool Co are always on hand to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect Little Pool for you.