DIY Pools: Dive Into The Possibilities

Welcome to the world of DIY pools! We understand that the prospect of installing your own pool can be both thrilling and daunting. At Afripools, we empower you with the tools and knowledge you need to turn your backyard dream into a reality. Let's explore the advantages and disadvantages of taking the plunge into DIY pool installation.

What We Offer

Our DIY Pool Kit Options

Option 1

Shell Option Only


  • Light Blue Pool Shell with Mosaic
  • Blue LED Pool Light
  • Skimmer-box & Aimflow


  • Installation & installation materials 
  • Council approval and plans 
  • Installation supervision
Option 2

Shell & Pool Kit Option


  • Light Blue Pool Shell with Mosaic
  • Blue LED Pool Light
  • Skimmer-box & Aimflow

Pool Kit:

  • 0.75kw Pool Pump (incl Pump Cover)
  • Standard Electrical DB Box
  • Timer & Transformer
  • 3 Bag Sand Filter (incl Sand)
  • Aluminium pole
  • Sweeper Vacuum Brush
  • Leaf Rake
  • Testing Kit & Chlorine Floater

Plumbing Kit:

  • 24m PVC Pipe
  • Elbows
  • Fittings
  • Connectors & Glue.


  • Installation & installation materials
  • Council approval and plans 
  • Installation supervision

Is A DIY Pool A Good Option For You?

When considering whether a DIY swimming pool is a good option for you, it is important to consider all the pro’s and con’s beforehand. Below are just some of the pro’s and con’s to consider when determining whether the DIY pool shell option is right for you.


Cost Savings

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of a DIY pool project is the significant cost savings. By eliminating labor costs, you can invest more in the pool features and accessories you desire.


DIY pools allow you to have complete control over the design and features of your pool. With our pool shell options and kits, you can personalize your pool to match your preferences and space.

Sense of Achievement

There's nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment that comes with building your own pool. It's a project that can bring a sense of pride and satisfaction.

Flexible Timeline

DIY pool installations often have more flexible timelines, as you can work at your own pace. This can be particularly advantageous if you have a busy schedule.



Building a pool, even with a kit, is a complex project that requires careful planning and execution. You'll need to be prepared to handle technical aspects like plumbing and electrical work.

Time & Effort

While DIY projects offer flexibility, they also demand a significant amount of time and effort. Be prepared for a commitment that may span several weeks or even months.

Skills & Knowledge

DIY pool installation requires a certain level of skill and knowledge. You should feel comfortable working with tools, understanding pool systems, and following safety protocols.

Risks of Errors

Mistakes in pool installation can lead to costly repairs down the road. It's essential to follow instructions meticulously and, when in doubt, seek professional advice.

Before deciding on a DIY fiberglass pool installation, it's essential to thoroughly research and assess your skills, resources, and the specific requirements of your project. If you have any doubts about your ability to complete the installation properly and safely, please contact us for a free consultation.

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