A DIY swimming pool will help you keep cool this summer while leaving some money in your pocket so you can throw a few backyard pool parties. Most homeowners would love to have their own backyard swimming pool , but the high cost hinders them from having one built. With these 10 ideas and free plans, you can construct your own DIY inground swimming pool for a fraction of the cost a professional would charge.
Check out these custom DIY swimming pools that you can build so you can be inspired to create your own backyard oasis this summer.
On Ground Pool
This DIY idea creates a concrete on ground pool that enables you to take full advantage of every inch of landscape space. The end results makes the pool look like an in-ground one. This design can be used to build a pool above or below the ground and works great in those landscape areas that are not completely flat. This DIY build will cost around $7,000.
Natural Swimming Pools
These step by step plans will show you how to build you own pool that never needs chemicals. This pool design uses natural materials to filter the pool and keep it clean. No chemicals are ever needed in these pools, so that will keep the long-term expense down and be healthier for your family and the environment. The design blends into the natural landscape to make it look like a pond instead of a pool.
Backyard Pool With Build In Steps
This swimming pool construction goes step by step to create a lovely backyard pool with built-in steps and seating. All the digging was done by hand, so it is a slow process, but the finished results is stunning. The layered steps provide the needed stability for the in-ground pool and the curved designed is great for a small backyard space. The pool depth is perfect for swimming or lounging on a hot summer day.
Above Ground Pool and Deck
This is an easy way to get a backyard pool – buy an above ground pool then build a wooden deck around it. This design provide a nice outdoor space for entertaining on the large surrounding deck and a cool, inviting pool to jump into for cooling off. Cut costs even more by purchasing an above ground pool at the end of season when outdoor items go on sale.
Building a swimming pool of your dreams is easier and cheaper than you may think. Design your own dream pool, then gather information on the materials needed to fulfill your dream. You don’t have to know all the details for the entire process before you begin construction – just know where to get the information as the construction process progresses. Buy the building supplies as you go to so you can take advantages of sale prices and save even more money.
Above Ground Pool
A cheap swimming pool that provides family fun for years is a simple inflatable above ground pool that you can purchase at any Big-Box type retail store. The soft sides are perfect for families with small children since it has no sharp corners or hard surface to hurt little ones. Easy to deflate and store when the summer pool season is over. These step by step instruction show you how to set up an inflatable above ground pool so it will be level and safe for family fun. The set up time is quick so you set it up and swim in it the same day.
Natural Pond Style Pool
This homemade pool looks like a natural pond instead of DIY swimming pool. This natural looking pool is also chemical free and uses sand, gravel and aquatic plants to filter the water naturally. A standard aquarium air pump moves the pool water through all the filtering material and down into drainage pipes to be re-circulated back into the pool. A great way to have clean, bacteria free water for swimming for human that is also safe for the surrounding environment. The natural look and aquatic plants also encourages flying pollinators to stop in for a visit.
In Ground DIY Pool
For some people, only an in-ground pool is acceptable. But the swimming pool costs of a traditional build hinders them from having one. If you fit into this category then this DIY pool is for you. This affordable pool will have you and your family enjoying a backyard swimming oasis for a fraction of a professionally built pool. Rent the needed equipment and only hire professionals to do the portions of the construction you are not able to do yourself, like pour the concrete. to keep costs low.
Hay Bale Swimming Pool
This is an easy way to build a cheap backyard pool. Create the size and shape of pool you want with bales of hay, stacking them to a desired height. Then place a layer of loose hay on the ground inside the stacked hay bales. Cover all the hay bales and loose hay with a thick sheet of pool-grade plastic. Fill with water and enjoy. This is an ideal DIY pool when a temporary pool is needed for a one-time event, like a child’s birthday party or backyard BBQ. Easy to put up, easy to take down, and the hay can be recycled in the garden.
This idea shows you how to transform nine pallets and a pool liners into an affordable, attractive above ground pool. The none pallets are placed upright on their sides and fastened together to form the walls of the pool, recycled towels cover the interior of the pallets before the pool liner is installed. To give the exterior a finished look, bamboo blinds were installed along with a smooth board to cap off the top rim and provide a shelf around the pool. Cheap, easy and the recycled material makes this an eco-friendly pool