If you went shopping recently for a pool, you probably looked at the price tags and returned home in shock. Pool sticker shock is widespread in Arizona and Texas, but we have a solution for you. We can help you with the entire process of building your own pool from start to finish. Sub-contracting out the work to experienced subcontractors can save you thousands of dollars. 

Build Your Own Pool has been helping homeowners, 25 plus years, to design pools, spas and water features in their backyards. The BYOP process begins with choosing pool plans that are based on industry standards and are in a format that are familiar to local pool contractors. Starting with professional pool designs is essential because the pool contractors will be able to explain their quotes, allowing you can eliminate unnecessary delays, extra fees and unwanted extravagance. 

1. Choose Pool Plans 

BYOP has several designs for you to choose from and also offers customized plans to match your specific needs. Start by reviewing our basic, preferred and premier packages. For example, let’s discuss the premier plan, which is affordable and includes so many options that make building your own pool a feasible DIY project. 

Each pool package lists the benefits that are included. The premier package includes a seasoned pool designer visiting your home to measure the backyard and to explain the pool planning checklist with you. The list will explain items that will be needed to achieve the design that you want. The checklist will include: 

• Interior finish options 
• Decking and water-feature elements 
• Cleaning and lighting features 
• Sanitation and automation options 
• The home’s construction access 
• City or County setback requirements 
• Evaluation of utility considerations 
• Many more critical or seemingly trivial considerations that you need to review before beginning your pool project. 

2. Start Getting Bids 

The next step will be to begin getting bids from the subcontractors provided for you by Build Your Own Pool. This is a great place to get started because we recommend these contractors due to their quality work and reasonable prices. They are also familiar with our process, our pool designs and our high-performance expectations. 

When your pool plan is complete and you are ready to get started with your bids, you can begin the first round of subcontractor quotes. Use the pool sequence and bid sheet while building your own pool to keep track of the needed bids for each phase of your pool’s construction. 

3. Permits 

Pool construction will require permits and must follow all county and city building codes. We provide you with the required permit applications in your city or county along with copies of the barrier and safety requirements, which are needed before you begin building. 

4. Stay in Contact with BYOP 

Staying in contact with our experts is an included benefit that is included in your premier pool package. Choose the right pool package for your needs and begin the building process. You can call or email at any point with pool construction questions and Build Your Own Pool experts will give you the help that you need to overcome challenges and follow all building codes in your area. BYOP is available to help you prepare the permits that are required for your city or county with experienced engineers who ate familiar with the structural engineering components that can be overwhelming without the help of a professional. 

Contact BYOP in Arizona or Texas 

BYOP is available and ready to help you complete the steps needed to add an amazingly beautiful pool, spa or water features to your own yard. Your family and friends will enjoy the fantastic DIY pool that you accomplish in your own backyard. Save thousands of dollars with the help of professional do-it-yourself helpers at Build Your Own Pool.