Small in-ground pools are constructed from fiberglass, concrete or vinyl. Small pools are good for homeowners looking for relaxation and exercise, but may not work with pool toys or diving boards.
Some companies sell small in-ground pool kits that homeowners can install themselves with some subcontractors and renting some heavy-duty equipment such as bobcats and tractors. Homeowners also need to obtain proper permits to construct the pool. An average sized pool kit costs $10,000 to $15,000, as of 2015. Homeowners can find kits in a variety of pool shapes and sizes, and can choose from options in chlorination systems, plumbing choices and heaters. Other options include lighting, diving boards and slides.