Friday, March 13, 2015

Do it Yourself Fiberglass Swimming Pool Installation

                                                                  Wideman Pools                                                                                                         
2565 US Hwy 67 South
Festus, MO 63628


Do it Yourself Fiberglass Swimming Pool Installation

Anthony Cummings
Level: Basic PLUS

Anthony is the Founder and CEO of Cool Pools based in Virginia. As the CEO, Anthony primarily runs the daily operations and oversees the installation ...


The wheel hasn't been redesigned or reinvented here but it does help when you have someone on your side to help you do it yourself when it comes to swimming pools. First things first, do your research on what's the best Fiberglass Swimming Pool for you and your family. Then determine if you can find that pool at a factory as close to you as possible (drop yards don't count / read why in previous articles).

Okay, so you've done some homework by now. Hopefully you have determined what you want to buy and whether or not your local permitting office will allow that swimming pool to be installed at your particular residence. Now what?   Some factories say they will sell factory direct but ultimately  want to see you hire a professional swimming pool contractor to  have the shell installed. As you can expect, the factory has a list of those professionals they want you to use within arm's reach. Keep in mind that many factories won't honor their own warranty if you truly Do-It-Yourself, so consider the alternatives before moving forward.

You have to know quite a bit  when it comes to installing a fiberglass swimming pool. There are a lot of tricks that are hard to describe and quite frankly I don't know if I've ever seen them online either written or photographed. You certainly need to have the confidence to perform this task on your own or at least have the gumption to know who to turn to when you need something.  Here are a few examples of sub-contractors and suppliers typically used in a fiberglass swimming pool installation:

  1. Excavator / preferably one with his own dump trucks to haul away your extra dirt.
  2. Sand or stone yards for floor preparation
  3. Crane or boom truck to hoist the pool into position. Need 10,000# straps and chains + spreader bars if your swimming pool is more than 14' wide.
  4. Electrician familiar with pool bonding. Check with your permit office and check up on your local requirements thoroughly.
  5. Bob Cat or what I call a skid steer to help you back fill your Over Dig.
  6. Cement contractor / preferably one that is experienced with swimming pools. They have the most experience in pouring cantilevers and knowing how far back your hand rail or ladder anchors need to be installed.
  7. Landscaper to perform final grade if needed. They usually have a Harley Rake which will do the best job.
  8. Last but not least, the fence contractor.  FENCES ARE MADE TO KEEP YOUR POOL SAFE! Not to annoy you, but do not try to skimp on safety when it comes to your new swimming pool.

Now if you know who's who in the contracting world and all of the above mentioned sounds like perfectly clear English to you then you shouldn't have a problem moving forward with a little bit of guidance. But where are you going to obtain this guidance?  Most swimming pool contractors aren't set up for Factory Direct Programs nor do they want you to do it yourself, that's what they are in business for. But if you look hard, there are a few and this is where we come in to play. With a properly placed factory direct program you can cut the middle man out of everything. If you play your cards right you can even purchase your swimming pool equipment at wholesale.

Factory Direct Fiberglass Swimming Pools are the best of the best in our opinion. They are the "Having Your Cake and Eating It To" of swimming pools and we at Cool Pools strive to deliver the very best. Whether you want your swimming pool professionally installed or would like to take the Factory Direct Swimming Pool challenge, Cool Pools is here to help. Learn how you can purchase your swimming pool factory direct by clicking the link above. When contacting us, don't forget to ask how you can obtain your pool equipment at wholesale pricing.
Cool Pools Inc. is a Virginia based premier inground swimming pool construction company. Over the years Cool Pools has constructed and installed fiberglass and vinyl liner swimming pools with an emphasis on one piece fiberglass swimming pools manufactured by Blue Hawaiian Fiberglass Swimming Pools. Our product line has offered our clients the best product for their money along with some of the finest customer support. In late 2008, Cool Pools stretched its construction division to cover parts of north east North Carolina and western Virginia. With the accessibility to one of the nations leading fiberglass swimming pool lines, we have found our five day construction process attracting clients from all across the country.
If you have more questions about this article or swimming pools in general, please feel free to contact us at Cool Pools.


Wideman Pools

2565 US Hwy 67 South

Festus, MO 63628




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