Owner Builder = Saving Money With Your Pool Install

So, if you have some basic building or DIY experience (or industry contacts) and are prepared to be responsible for and supervise your own pool installation, installing a DIY pool kit can be a real opportunity to save significant money.

Without a doubt the best way to ensure a stress free pool installation is to engage a licenced SPASA pool builder member. However, becoming an owner builder can not only save money, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling journey. Becoming an owner builder puts you in control of you job and your budget.

The savings start when you decide to become an owner builder…there is a bit involved in this process, see info below, but  remember, the team at DIY Pools Melbourne can steer you in the right direction.

A great place to get more information about the requirements of owner builders is http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/owner-builders/becoming-an-owner-builder. It may seem a little daunting but it is actually a fairly simple process and with the support of the DIY Pools Melbourne team, it will be even easier.


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There are a few important requirements before you can become an owner builder.

Step 1. Download a copy of the VBA owner builder information Study Guider here http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/48019/Owner-Builder-Study-Guide.pdf

Step 2. Apply for a certificate of consent. If the total value of the works you intend to undertake is greater than $16000, you must have a Certificate of Consent issued by the VBA http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/45948/Fact-Sheet-Owner-builder-certificates-of-consent.pdf

Step 3. Obtain a White Card http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/owner-builders/white-card-induction-training


This process may take some weeks to complete, but once you have these approvals in place, you will use this information to gain your building permit.

NOW THE FUN BEGINS- It’s time to select your pool & your pool package


The DIY PoolsMelbourne  team can offer assistance and guidance to select the best pool size to meet your needs. We can even help with your colour choice and with over 30 colours to choose from, it’s a big decision.

Once selections are made and deposits are paid, we will send the required paperwork to assist with your permit application. We will provide engineering drawings and detailed installation instructions & dig sheets. We will provide you with a site-specific regulation 1507 certificate of compliance for you pool shell.  Importantly, unlike many other pool kit companies we are not just an online business, we are a real ‘bricks & mortar’ business open 6 days a week. Our expert staff is here to will assist you to help make the process easier.


The choice is yours


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Of course, if you don’t think you have what it takes to be a owner builder? Check out out Rainwise Pools Melbourne website for a fully installed package.