How Long Does it Take to Build an Inground Pool?

Are you thinking about having a pool installed but you’re not too sure how long it will take? Maybe you’re wondering what the whole process even looks like? Below, we provide you with all of the steps involved in building an inground pool.

For many people, installing an inground pool creates an oasis in their very own backyard. Whether you’re a swimmer who’s looking to practice from home, a family seeking the perfect place to play, or someone who wants to both exercise and relax in the same space, a pool is a beautiful addition to any home. But what exactly is involved in building an inground pool? And what does the timeframe look like?

Typically, a project like this might take around six to twelve weeks. However, many variables can impact this timeframe, including location, resources, weather, other trades, etc. Each custom pool project will have its own timeline and so it is difficult to put an exact timeframe on how long a pool takes to build. To get a better understanding of everything involved so you can estimate and plan accordingly, these are the main steps involved in this process.

Designing Your Projects:

When you’re ready to build a pool, there are a few important things to keep in mind. The first thing we recommend is researching any bylaws or regulations in your district. Before constructing a plan, it’s a good idea to ensure you won’t run into any issues down the line in terms of rules you might need to follow.

The next thing you’ll do is start figuring out your preferred shape, size and design elements. All of these things will have an impact on how long this project will take to complete. When it comes to the customization options when building or designing a pool for your home, the possibilities are limitless. Doing research and seeing what others have done will give you a better understanding of what you want to do yourself. Looking online, through social media, magazines, etc., will provide you with just the inspiration you might need.

Once you have a solid idea of what you’d like, you can have a professional pool designer create a 3D representation of what your finished project will look like. After seeing what it looks like in a 3D version, you might decide that there are some things you want to change. This process might go back and forth a few times before the design is finalized. Therefore, the timeframe of this process can vary. Typically, this design process will take about one to three weeks from the initial consultation to when it’s completed.

Your next step involves requesting the permits that are needed to build the pool. Unfortunately, this is a part of the process that you have no control over how long it will take. This depends entirely on your municipality and can be anywhere from a week to a few months to hear back from them. So, our best advice is to be patient because once you have your permit, you are officially ready to begin building!

Planning The Layout:

Once you have been cleared to proceed, your builders will come in and outline where your pool will sit in your backyard. At this point, you will be able to see the vision you have for your pool in your actual backyard. This process typically only takes a day or two.

The Building Process:

Once everything is in place, your builder will begin with excavation to dig the hole for your pool. The time of this process depends on various factors, like different aspects of your backyard and whether any issues arise once they begin to dig. If there are any utility lines, rocks, trees, etc., they encounter at this stage, the time frame will differ. The weather and soil health also play a role in this. However, this is certainly nothing worth stressing over, as a professional company will know how to manage these things accordingly.

After the excavation period is complete, your builder will then install the steel frame for the structure of your pool.

Next is the stage of putting in plumbing and pipes. This, of course, is necessary for your pump, heater, and filtration system to work correctly, so your builder must take their time on this part to ensure no issues occur. This process will typically take about a week. Once the plumbing work is finished, the next step is to complete the electrical work, which typically takes a day or two.

Your final step will be the finishing touches of tiling and aesthetic work. This will include any specific lining or brickwork you’d like done for your pool. Again, this time will vary depending on what it is you’re having done.

Other factors will undoubtedly play a role in the whole installation process, including any additional features you’d like added to compliment your new pool. Maybe you’re looking to have a deck put in or have landscaping work done! These things are up to you and your preferences, and the time it takes for each will vary greatly.

The timeframe for completing a project like having an inground pool built depends on a variety of factors.

There are many aspects involved in being a pool owner! To learn how to create the perfect setting for your pool, download our free backyard escape guide.

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