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When it comes to backyard enjoyment, you’ll have to search long and hard to find anything that offers more summer time fun than an inground swimming pool! More and more people have turned to Royal Swimming Pools for our easy to order, one stop shop, Swimming Pool Kits! Our kits give you the opportunity to be more hands on in every step of the building process with the flexibility of choosing what you do and do not want to tackle on your own; you can hire a contractor, or you can roll up your sleeves for a true DIY project!


  1. Royal Swimming Pools is a Buy-Direct Distributor. We buy the products within our kits in mass bulk and pass the savings directly on to you! By cutting out multiple middlemen found not only in traditional retail stores, but also in countless contracting services, you get the most cost-effective options when choosing your new pool!
  1. All of the main items that you need to build your pool comes included in your kit! You never have to guess if your missing a vital piece or item. Plus, if there’s anything extra that you’ve been dreaming of to make your pool beyond perfect, (Sun ledges, LED Light Shows, Water Fall Diving Boards, etc.) you can add onto your kit or even fully customize your kit! The only items you’ll have to provide will be your construction materials such as sand, concrete, PVC pipe, etc. all of which can be purchased at your local hardware store or some can be purchased through Royal Swimming Pools, such as our very popular plumping kit!

BONUS: There’s something to be said for bragging rights and the sense of satisfaction being involved in building your own swimming pool!

Every one of our pool kit comes with a step by step manual, including information regarding dig specifications. Our manual is specifically designed for the homeowner to become the contractor or overseer of the building project and includes toll-free technical support to help you during the construction of your swimming pool!

While most of the installation can be completed on your own, there are steps in the process that are more-often-than-not completed by a subcontractor. In order to ensure that you are still getting the best savings, it’s important to know that most pool companies do not build the pools that they sell but hire the subcontractors themselves and add the largely marked up prices to your final payment due. By hiring your own subcontractors directly, you cancel out those high hidden fees! The easiest way that we’ve found is to search Google to find qualified subcontractors that will do the same work at a typically much lower cost!

The two most common tasks to hire a subcontractor for are:

  1. An excavating contractor (to dig the hole and haul away excess dirt)
  2. An electrician (to supply your electrical requirements per your local code- most areas require the electrical work to be inspected.)

Most homeowners complete the following steps on their own for the greatest savings, however, you can choose to subcontract these to a pool installer or a local handyman as well!

  • Assemble Swimming Pool Walls
  • Pour the Concrete Footer and Install the PVC Plumbing
  • Sand and Portland Floor
  • Install swimming pool liner
  • Backfill the swimming pool

Take a look at our construction guide for an overview of each of these DIY steps.

Based off our customers feedback, even those who purchase a Swimming Pool Kit and hire a subcontractor for the majority if not all of the project, typically see savings of $6,000+ when compared to the quotes and estimates provided by traditional swimming pool companies. The less work that you subcontract out and the more you do yourself, the more you will save! True DIY customers have reported saving of over $10,000 by building their own pool!

There you have it! When comparing the savings of working directly with a distributor combined with the savings of eliminating a contractor for most or even all of the building process, you and your family will be enjoying countless hours in your new pool at a fraction of the cost traditionally associated with the luxury of having your own private backyard oasis!

Click our What to Know When Buying a Pool button for additional resources and commonly asked questions or go directly into Designing your Pool today!









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  1. Great tips on building a swimming pool. It really can save a significant amount of money by doing it yourself.

  2. Keith P Ellis says:

    We had a 12′ X 20′ in-ground pool when we lived in Nashville for over 20 years and would like the same thing in our Opelika, AL! I was not not at home most of the time the while the pool was installed, so I do not have first hand knowledge of the installation process! As was around each time a new liners was installed, so know what that process looks like!

  3. Laci Carnes says:

    Hello Keith! We can help walk you through some options! I recommend starting our design process to try to mimic your previous pool or to dream up something new! Start here:

    Please reach out to our team if you need some design help at!

  4. matthew carpenter says:

    hi i want to buy a pool. does it come with someone to instule it

  5. Laci Carnes says:

    Hello Matthew,

    Our pool kits do not include installation, but we do provide step by step instructions to help our customers build their own kits. You have the option to do some of the work yourself and save, or you are able to contract this work out.

    “By hiring your own subcontractors directly, you cancel out those high hidden fees! The easiest way that we’ve found is to use to find qualified subcontractors that will do the same work at a typically much lower cost!”

    The more work you are able to complete yourself, the better the savings!

  6. Gretchen Longer says:

    Hello. I’m interested in putting in a small kidney bean shaped pool in my backyard with a deep end of at least 6 ft. I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. My backyard is small but there is a shed that can be removed, plus I have a 12′ temporary above ground pool, so I think I have plenty of options. Please contact me for a consultation. Thanks!

  7. Laci Carnes says:

    Good Morning, Gretchen! I have submitted your request to our support team! Someone will be in contact with you shortly! Thank you!

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