Do-it-yourself home improvement projects are one of the most rewarding ways to meet new people, create family memories, and increase the value of your home. A DIY swimming pool probably looks like a huge project, but you can do it! Build Your Own Pool has been helping homeowners for over 25 years and will be happy to help.
Start with a plan
Every DIY project begins with a plan. Build your own swimming pool sells three DIY pool packages with everything you need from start to finish including pool designs. Even choosing a plan is easy - answer three basic questions.
1. How would you like to do most of the work yourself?
the basic plan best suited for people who enjoy hands-on projects and are willing to do most of the work themselves. Of course, doing the job yourself will save you even more money.
Typical projects that homeowners enjoy include:
Swimming pool excavation
Swimming pool installation
Many small components that add a personal touch
2. Would you like to do a few small projects and hire contractors to do the electrical and plumbing work?
the preferred package is designed to help homeowners who want to do a small amount of physical labor and hire professionals to do the rest. This package will give you, as the owner, the professional assistance you need to undertake the project and save money on labor.
An expert can help you choose the best pool for your home from pool designs. You can choose to personalize your pool. BYOP also has pool designers for this.
3. Would you like to supervise the project without having to execute projects?
the first package is designed to help you navigate every step of the journey with assistance while saving you a lot of money. Building your own swimming pool will help you get quotes from subcontractors and apply for permits in your city. This package includes an assistant who will be ready and available to answer questions and give advice, find out more here. An expert can help you choose the best pool for your home from beautiful, pre-designed pool designs.
You will save money!
It is important to note that each of these plans offers substantial savings over purchasing a swimming pool at a facility. The benefits of each package are listed on the BYOP website for easy comparison.
A checklist is included in each package. Some of the packages include a visit to your home to measure the yard. The pool checklist includes these projects:
Choose your pool interior:
Do you want a tile, fiberglass or cement interior?
Water features and terrace elements:
Water features can include a waterfall, lighted water jet, hot tub, and more.
Choice of lighting and cleaning:
Would you like the inside of the pool to be lit underwater? Would you like to light up the catwalk?
Cleaning and automation options:
Automatic options make pool maintenance easier than ever and pool life even more relaxing! You can choose automatic suction, automatic lighting, automatic temperature controls, automatic music controls, etc.
City or County permits and requirements:
BYOP specializes in Arizona and Texas swimming pools and is aware of the country's regulations and laws. They will help you apply for the required permits.
Evaluation of utility components:
You must call the gas, electric, sewer and water company before you begin excavating the pool. They will ensure that all gas lines, electrical lines, sewer and water lines are protected during excavations.
Access to the construction area of the house:
There are many other seemingly trivial but critical considerations that should be considered before starting a pool project, and your package will give you an overview of how to prepare.
Start your pool today
The following information was found on the Enjoy Swimming website. Tips like this and a whole lot more will be covered at the Nike Swim Camp at Trinity College this summer !
Having a good freestyle swimming technique is essential for an effective stroke. Being effective means either being relaxed while swimming at slow to moderate speed or swimming fast without being exhausted too quickly. The swimming tips in this article will help you become a more effective freestyle swimmer.
Keep your head in line with your trunk and look straight down toward the bottom of the pool. Don’t look forward because otherwise you will have the tendency to lift your head, which will in turn cause your hips and legs to drop and you will have to kick harder to keep them up.
Learn how to press your buoy, which has the benefit of keeping your hips and legs up without much effort. This freestyle swimming technique requires you to apply downward pressure on your head and chest. As your lungs are filled with air and very buoyant, pressing down your upper body causes the lower body to rise up through a coucher effect. You then don’t need to kick that hard anymore.
Don’t lift your head just before breathing. This common error also causes your hips and legs to drop. Rather roll on your side and let your head roll a little bit further until your mouth clears the water. It should feel like your head was resting sideways on a pillow made of water.
Try to swim more on your sides rather than flat on your stomach and chest. Roll from side to side with each arm stroke. This allows you to engage the larger back groupes musculaires in addition to the shoulder groupes de muscles and improves your propulsion.
to obtain an effective freestyle swimming technique you need to exhale continuously in the water while your face is submerged. There simply isn’t enough time to both inhale and exhale on the side during a breathing arm recovery. This also lets you relax more in the water.
Learn how to swim with a so-called high elbow. This freestyle swimming technique consists in flexing your arm and keeping your elbow high in the water during the under water arm sweat so that your forearm is facing backward rather than downward for as long as possible, which improves propulsion.
While recovering your arm forward don’t extend it completely above water before letting it drop in the water because it increases drag and can also lead to swimmer’s shoulder over time. It is better to enter the water with your hand shortly after it has passed your head and then to extend the arm forward under water.
Save energy by using a relaxed two-beat kick for middle and long distance swimming. This means that you kick at the same pace as you stroke with your arms.
Make sure your palm is parallel to the water surface while it extends forward under water during the arm recovery. A common mistake freestyle swimmers make is to angle their palm upward at the end of the recovery. In that case they are in fact pushing water forward and slowing themselves down.
In the beginning, a nose clip can be useful because it keeps water out of your nose and so this is one less thing to worry about and you can relax more. Once your technique and direction has improved later on you will be able to get rid of the nose clip without too much effort. Personally I used a nose clip for a year while learning the freestyle stroke before getting rid of it.
The 10 swimming tips presented in this article should help you improve your freestyle swimming technique. Some of these tips can be applied immediately, others will need some time to be mastered. So have a good time while trying them out and be patient if it takes some time to master them.