Esther Williams 18' Round Aluminium pool - Customer Self-build

For 5 years, we have had an Intex plastic pool. 15ft circular x 3ft deep. One thing we learnt from that basic pool was that even in our British summers,  if you enjoy swimming- then a pool is worth having. Time was coming up for a replacement- and so it was down to Dolphin Leisure to see what was going to be the new one.

 We wanted something bigger - and deeper and one that could stay up each year. Tony talked us through the various types of pool- the benefits of each and the few Points to note. We settled on the Esther Williams Classic pool.  A bit bigger at 18ft and  52” deep. This would be a permanent structure and I would be assembling it myself. I do have some mechanical knowledge- but very few building skills to note and absolutely no Carpentry expertise for the Decking that would be required. But Tony managed to persuade me that IF I followed the instructions well enough - I would have no problems.

 I do not have an over large garden but the old pool was set in a space that was 24ft wide and 40ft deep. Enough room to be able to set the pool in and have sufficient decking in front to give us a Resting area. This was in fact the only place the pool would fit in the garden and one point to note- was that it is at the bottom of the garden and would require its own Main electricity supply run to it. As we were also going to set a heater into this pool- I left the electrics to a qualified electrician to sort.

 I have to say that throughout the assembly of the pool-Dolphin Leisure have been very helpful. The instructions were very concise for the building- but if I had any queries at all- The Dolphin Team were able to talk me through my doubts and explain everything fully. A Pool of this type is a big investment and it has to be right. Not only are we happy with the pool we bought- We bought it from the right company. Without the help we got from Tony and the Dolphin Team - I doubt that I would have tackled a building job such as this. As it was- we now have a pool that not only looks good- It is good and was easier to build than I thought-even with my limited skills. Now about that extra decking to finish off the BBQ area-------

Only a couple of pointers-

The Dolphin Team were spot on  - Get the base right- time spent on this will pay you back over the years.

And take time to get the wrinkles out of the liner. As we found out on the last pool- they are annoying.

EW Customer self build

Ground work for 18ft round Esther Williams Aluminium Pool

Esther Williams 18ft wall up

EW self build customer and dog

Deck and plant housing

18ft EW and decking

18ft EW complete with decking

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