Alex Dodman, an Essex native who was 36 at the time and had just moved into a new home with his partner Sarah, had a vision of building a swimming pool in the backyard of his home.
Alex started working on the pool in 2020, buying the majority of the materials from Facebook. Thousands of dollars were saved for him as a result.
The total cost of the project was about $10,000, which is much less than the $12,000 or more needed to build a professional swimming pool.
I did everything myself,” he said, “from picking up the materials and bringing them into my garden to hiring a digger and digging the hole, as well as the tiling and all of the plumbing.” This involved assembling the components and bringing them into his garden.
He has already attempted projects on his own before.
In the past, Alex has done a variety of DIY projects, such as creating a home theater and a gym while saving a combined 75,000 pounds; but, this most recent effort is by far his most impressive yet.
After moving, Alex opened his home to his partner Sarah, a human resources manager, and their two young children, Allie and Eddie.
The man has recently been very busy taking everything out and starting from scratch to renovate the house where his family lives.
Alex had always wanted to build his own swimming pool, and when he noticed that a part of his backyard needed some work, he made the decision to take up the hobby of do-it-yourself (DIY) building.
The man then made it a point to educate himself independently on everything.
It was challenging to construct the swimming pool.
However, Alex wildly underestimated how difficult it would be to build a pool. “During my lunch break, I saw a YouTube video of someone installing a pool, and later that day, I was on the phone setting up the rental of a mini digger,” he said.
I had even set aside a little space where I wanted to one day build a pool since I had always imagined myself being able to use one when the house had been renovated.
I was persuaded to take on this project myself after viewing a YouTube video of a woman building a pool in Holland.
Covid postponed his plan for a while. However, he continued and eventually finished it after that. “I did everything by myself,” Alex added, “from filling up my car with all the materials and transporting them home to resurfacing the ground to make it flat.”