You'll have to figure out what you need before assembly, otherwise, you'll end up making a dozen trips to Lowes like I did. I used 1/2" PVC pipes to make it small and lightweight. You can use thicker pipes to make it sturdier. This is the first time I've worked with PVC pipe, so there were things I learned during and after I made the frame.
My pool is about 11 feet wide. I used a total of 10 feet of pipe. The additional tees make the entire width about 10 feet and 6 inches wide.
Here's the equipment I used:PVC Equipment
10 1/2" slip caps (0.25c each)
2 1/2" 4-way cross ($1.00 each)
2 1/2" 3-way tee ($0.80 each)
4 1/2" top threaded tee ($0.80)
4 1/2" threaded male adapter ($0.60 each)
3 10ft 1/2" PVC pipe ($2.00 each)Other Equipment
Net (use an old badminton net or this one from Walmart for $20
and cut to size )
50' nylon string ($3)
Plastic spray paint ($5 optional)
2 Foam Noodles
($3 each)Beach Ball
Total Cost: ~$45Tools
PVC cutter ($14)
Face Mask ($1)
PVC cement ($5)
You'll also need something to debur the PVC after it's cut. I used a dremel. You can use sandpaper, but that'll be tiring.