I find that we get a number of inquires about purchasing a fiberglass pool and digging the hole for the pool by themselves. This is certainly an option however in many cases the hole requires remediation and/or extra fill give the size that is dug. Our excavation cost is a very minor part of the overall pool install.
Fiberglass pools need a very solid foundation. Therefore making sure the hole is dug according the the dig sheet specifications and that the bottom of the pool is completely solid are two very important factors.
We have sold many pools that have been installed by qualified individuals. At times we have provided on site supervision on the pool install. We are happy to provide just the pool and equipment OR provide a complete install.
It is important to note however that the expertise of the individual installing the pool shows up in the overall job once the pool is finished.