It’s not every day you decide to dig a hole in your back garden and install a swimming pool, but it may be easier than you think!
Understandably, most people’s concept of a swimming pool is a fully tiled concrete pool, when they get a price they would think “horrific cost”. They would be right! An average cost of a concrete pool starts from £50,000.00 for 30′ x 15′ pool size and takes on average 8-10 weeks to build.
One of the great advantages of installing a liner type pool construction is that in approximately 7-10 years, the liner will have to be replaced. This is a very simple and straight forward procedure and at a present-day costs, a replacement liner for a 30 x 15′ pool would cost £2150 inc. VAT. Remember, the liner is the finished cosmetic look of the pool, so every 7-10 years it will look like a brand new installation!
It is also possible to raise the pool above ground level by as much as 18″ using the soil to build a patio around it, finished with either a retaining wall or gradually sloping turf. This may be done to save on the cost of earth removal and the time and effort involved in excavation, especially when hand digging is involved.
DIY Kafko Pool Installation video
The DIY kits have 2 options, 4ft depth & 5ft depth
Alternative Pool Depth
Excavation:- Dig dimensions to standard pool depth
|12′ x 20′||12′||20′||4’21/2′|
|12′ x 24′||12′||24′||4’21/2′|
|12″ x 28″||12′||28′||4’21/2′|
|14′ x 30′||14′||30′||4’21/2′|
Alternative 5′ Pool Depth
An optional 5′ pool depth is also available at no extra cost. The same liner that is used for a 4′ depth pool can also be used for a 5′ depth pool. The liner material is expandable and will stretch into position as long as the excavation is carried out to the dimensions carried out below.
|12′ x 20′||4’21/2′||14′||3’6″||5′||5’41/2″|
|12′ x 24′||4’21/2′||18′||3’6″||5′||5’41/2″|
|12″ x 28″||4’21/2′||22′||3’6″||5′||5’41/2″|
|14′ x 30′||4’21/2′||24′||3’6″||7′||5’41/2″|
Note: Please make sure your dealer is aware of your intentions to increase the depth of the pool as this may alter plumbing configuration and heater sizing that is required for your pool
Professional DIY Pool Kits
Kafko Professional Pool Kits have been designed for the experienced pool builder in mind. Consisting of ‘X-treme Polymer Panels and Polymer or Steel Bracing these pools typically have a shallow and deep end pool depth configuration. If you are a pool contractor/dealer please contact us for further details.