I'm about to build my pool... I know nothing about pools

Amelia38

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May 29, 2020
2
Las Vegas
hey you,
I'm a single mom of 2, Emma 19 and Mathis 5. French living in Vegas and I'm about to start digging for a pool in my backyard. I got few quotations and for a simple rectangle 10 x 20 pool they are asking 40K starting price!!!. Lost my job, coronavirus is killing us and I have 22K in my savings to do my pool. That's all I can do. Pictures are here! My kids started digging..
Concrete fiberglass polymer .... working on it.
 

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Brianf60

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May 18, 2017
164
Bradford ontario
Because nothing beats an inground pool! I don't have any experience with fiberglass but I did build my own steel/ liner pool. I will say it was a major undertaking. I can put the most seasoned DIY person to shame but I found building my pool overwhelming. I had very tight site access and got a ton of rain during the build which didn't help. Hopefully you have some dedicated friends to help out. This site can also be s great source of information too.
 
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Ourad

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Jun 25, 2019
31
Tulsa, OK
I would say as a single mom with two kids and no job you should perhaps wait on a luxury item like a pool until you have some career and financial stability. Pools are money pits, building one is a gigantic money pit. Great to have a dream but savings are for saving not pools...
 

Amelia38

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May 29, 2020
2
Las Vegas
Because nothing beats an inground pool! I don't have any experience with fiberglass but I did build my own steel/ liner pool. I will say it was a major undertaking. I can put the most seasoned DIY person to shame but I found building my pool overwhelming. I had very tight site access and got a ton of rain during the build which didn't help. Hopefully you have some dedicated friends to help out. This site can also be s great source of information too.
Thanks brian, yes i can imagine if the rain invites itself!!! Might rain in june for 1 or 2 days. Unfortunately I have no friends here.. my family and friends lives in France. But im so motivated