Upgrade Your Home with our DIY Above Ground Pool Kits

You Won't Find an Easier Do-It-Yourself Above Ground Pool

Make the most of your backyard by adding an above ground pool! At Crestwood, we offer DIY above ground pool kits that make it easy. Our kits make having a pool accessible and affordable for families looking for some fun in the sun. 

The Crestwood DIY above ground pool kit comes with all the necessary components for constructing a durable and functional pool without professional installation. We believe in the power of DIY home renovations! Pools are another item that can be on your to-do list. 

What Is an Above Ground Pool Kit?

DIY above ground pool kits are packages that contain all the essential materials and equipment needed to construct an above ground swimming pool. Our kits include precut kiln-dried yellow southern pine, a liner, a filtration system, installation instructions, and more. We have kits for pools in various shapes and sizes to suit different preferences and yard dimensions. There is also the option to upgrade to different types of more durable liners. 

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round wooden above ground pool

Why Should You DIY Your Above Ground Pool?


DIY above ground pool kits are generally more affordable than inground pools, making them a budget-friendly option for homeowners looking to add a swimming pool to their backyard.

Easy Installation

Compared to traditional inground pools, above ground pools are easier and quicker to install, especially with the convenience of DIY kits. This makes them a popular choice for those seeking a hassle-free home pool installation process. They also provide a sense of accomplishment for the true DIY-er looking to build and install things throughout their home.


One of the key advantages of above ground pools is their portability. Unlike inground pools, above ground pools can be disassembled and relocated if needed. If you decide to move or just want to try your pool in a different area of your yard, relocation is a breeze.


Above ground pools have higher walls and secure entry points, reducing the risk of accidental falls, especially for small children and pets. Many above ground pool kits include safety features such as locking ladders or covers.

Features & Products

What's Included in an DIY POOL?

Instruction Manuel (Printed & Downloadable)

Pool Installation Kit

(1) Pool Skimmer & Return Fitting

Vac System

(1) Virgin Vinyl Beaded Pool Liner

(1) Pool Filtration System

Printed Warranty & Registration

Wall Foam

Test Kit

Do it yourself Pools

tips & benefits

Level ground before install

Before installation, you need to level the ground and pre-build a concrete pad where the pool will rest. We suggest hiring a dependable landscaper, construction team to do this for you. We also have helpful instructions for the do it yourself leveling. Call us for questions.

Tax Incentives

Decrease in taxes for above ground pools. Average savings of approximately $400. 

Uninstallation for moving pool

Move your pool with you. Tips for packaging, take down, and transportation. Take the value & fun of a DIY to your new home.

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DIY Above Ground Pool Installation Process


Site Preparation

Choose a suitable location for your pool, ensuring it is leveled and free from any obstructions like rocks or tree roots. Use a transit level or laser level to ensure accuracy.


Assembly of Frame

Begin by assembling the pool frame according to the manufacturer's instructions. This usually involves connecting metal or resin components using nuts, bolts, or snap-lock mechanisms. Ensure all connections are secure to provide stability.


Installation of Pool Walls

Once the frame is assembled, attach the pool walls to the frame, ensuring they are aligned correctly. Most kits come with interlocking wall panels that are secured in place using screws or clips.


Liner Installation

Carefully spread out the pool liner inside the frame, smoothing out any wrinkles or folds. Attach the liner to the top of the pool walls using coping strips or another securing method recommended by the manufacturer.


Filtration System Setup

Install the filtration system according to the provided instructions. This typically involves connecting the pump, hoses, and filter unit. Ensure all connections are tight and secure to prevent leaks.


Filling the Pool

Once the pool structure and filtration system are in place, begin filling the pool with water. Use a garden hose or other suitable water source and monitor the filling process to ensure the water level is even.


Final Touches

After the pool is filled, install any additional accessories, such as a ladder, skimmer, or pool cover. Perform a final inspection to check for any leaks or issues before enjoying your new pool.

Do-It-Yourself: Just what every DIY is looking for, a beautiful wood pool to accent your landscape and deck that you can set up and install yourself!

wooden planks of kiln dried wood

Real Wood Construction

Derived from America’s largest renewable resource, DIY Pools use only the finest #1 grade, 1 1/2″ thick, pressure treated, kiln dried southern yellow pine. All wood components are pre-machined and require no cutting or drilling during assembly. The unique interlocking pattern gives the DIY Pools a superior exterior finish and unparalleled strength. There are no flimsy metal walls to corrode or collapse.

Catalina Tile / Vermilion Print pool liner

Heavy duty liner

Warranted for 15 years, this extra heavy, full 20 mil. virgin vinyl pool liner is guaranteed to take on any family. DIY Pools has a variety of attractive full-print liners to choose from. Some pool liner patterns may require an additional charge. Please call for complete price-list.

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Pumps and Filters

We have all the pumps, filters and equipment needed to compliment your new EZ-Do Pool. Be sure to check out our solar pumps and filters, as well.

winter cover drain

Custom Winter Covers

Ask about our custom winter covers to keep your pool safe from the elements and ready for you to easily prep and begin using when the warm weather returns. Pool covers are made with the best material and specially designed for your pool. Crestwood and EZ-Do pools are created similarly.

wooden above ground pool with ladder and deck


The extruded PVC Coping is non-corrosive and treated with special UV protection. This exclusive coping makes installation and removal of the winter cover an easy task. No disassembly of the pool is required should the vinyl liner ever need to be replaced. The coping also has a built in receiver for perimeter fiber optic accent lighting.

ClearBlue Water Ionizer System

Green Features

Check out our solar pumps and earth friendly water treatments. Call today to learn more about our green technology!

pool LED light colors

LED Lighting

Give your pool the special effects that light it up in an inviting way.

foam for above ground swimming pools

Foam Insultation

Enjoy the benefits of our foam protector/insulator. Your swimming season is now extended with the added insulating characteristics of the EZ-Do Pool.

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How to Take Care of Your Above Ground Pool

Above ground pools are an investment. Protect your investment by taking proper care of it to extend its life and get the most out of your pool. With regular and preventative maintenance, you and your family can enjoy your above ground pool for a long time. 

Regular Cleaning: Keep the pool clean by regularly skimming the surface, vacuuming debris from the bottom, and cleaning the filtration system as needed.

Water Chemistry: Monitor and maintain proper water chemistry levels using test kits and appropriate chemicals to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming environment.

Winterization: Properly winterize your above ground pool at the end of the summer to protect it from freezing temperatures and prevent damage.

Routine Inspections: Inspect the pool structure, liner, and equipment regularly for any signs of damage or wear, and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

Questions & Answers on Above Ground Pool DIY Kits

There seems to be a lot of confusion today around what it means to “build your own swimming pool”.  To many other pool companies, building your own pool means that you purchase all of the necessary supplies and then you or your pool retailer subcontracts out the work.  We don’t know about you, but that doesn’t seem to satisfy the average “Do-it-yourselfer”.  At Crestwood Pools, we offer everything the Do-it-yourselfer needs to build their own high-quality swimming pool from the comfort of their own yard. Below is a photo of what you receive, and you’ll receive printed and visual instructions on installing your swimming pool.

Have a Question about Do it Yourself Pools?  Call Crestwood at 607-786-0010

First, for the most accurate estimate, please give us a call or fill out a pool quote form. Second, the cost of your do-it-yourself pool depends on a variety of factors including your location (including local regulations, permits and required contracting), whether or not your yard is flat or not, whether or not your soil includes rock or other challenging elements, the size of the pool, and how you’re going to maintain the quality of your pool’s water. Also, you’ll want to consider the pool’s longevity (your return on investment) and complexity of installation.  While Crestwood’s DIY Pools are a tad higher than the average DIY Pool cost of $2,500 – $3,500, Crestwood DIY Pools come with two remarkable warrantees, as well as an average life span of 35 years! Most common DIY above ground pools are made of cheaper materials like steel or aluminum, and Crestwood DIY Pools tend to be installed in only one day.

While the average Above Ground Pool will last anywhere from 5 – 15 years, Crestwood Pool’s high-quality wooden structure and materials have been found to last upwards of 35+ years!  You can read some of our reviews on our home page and Facebook page.  If you want further peace-of-mind behind our pools’ longevity and return on investment, please visit our Warranty page to learn more or give us a call.

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