We have always wanted a pool with a diving board, and planned to get a DIY kit online when the economy improved.
Well, last summer we were able to get an almost complete kit (a few things were missing, such as liner, light fixture, braces) for $2000 on Craigslist. Everything is about 5 years old...it was just sitting in this guy's garage and backyard for all that time (there was some dispute with the builder and then he and his wife got divorced and they never had the work done).
The wait is over! We are currently (as I write) having the vermiculite troweled--one of the few things we are hiring out. My husband and I built our first little 25 years ago, and 5 years ago, we along with our three sons built our current house. At that time we promised our boys that we would build a pool with a diving board...but then the economy happened and our plans were postponed, until we came across this great deal.
We started in January, working as time cash allowed. The pool is going to be no-frills, but the water will be wet, and they will be allowed to dive in.
Pictures to follow...