How Long Does It Take To Build An Inground Swimming Pool?

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Are you thinking of getting an inground swimming pool built and would like to know how long it might take to construct?  The answer will vary depending on the type of pool you decide to build but the rule of thumb is the sooner you decide to build the quicker it will be installed.


So What Types Of Pools Are We Talking About?

Vinyl liner, fiberglass, and gunite pools will all have varying construction.  Everything from excavation, pool installation,  installation of decking,  to the pool being turned over to the users with all inspections passed and ready to use, is defined in the industry as the construction process.

What About a Vinyl Liner Pool?

Regardless of the type of vinyl liner pool, the construction times are similar.  Whether the pool is steel wall vinyl liner, cement wall vinyl liner, or polymer wall vinyl liner, it will usually be between twenty five to forty five days.    The complexity of each project, the number of inspections each township requires, as well as where the pool is located in the country may affect this time frame.  


I Hear Fiberglass Only Takes A Day…

Fiberglass pools, which are commonly known as “pool in a day”, or “drop-in pools”, will, in most cases live up to their names and preconceived notions. Most of the time from a construction standpoint, a fiberglass pool is in the ground and filled with water in one day.  That is primarily due to the nature of how fiberglass pools are installed.  The completion process depending on the builder, can take anywhere from fourteen to thirty days.  This will depend on the complexity of the product, the intricacy of the finishing work, as well as how many inspections the municipality requires. 

Do Gunite Pools Take FOREVER?

No gunite pools they do not take forever, especially when you choose a quality builder. On average, they will take from forty five to seventy five days to be constructed.  The reason that these pools take substantially longer than the other types of constriction is due in part to that they must have a twenty eight to thirty day cure time.  From the time the shotcrete is applied, or the gunite is shot, the pool must cure.  Although there is ancillary work that can go on while the pool cures, the pool’s interior finish cannot be applied.  This generally provides a longer construction time.  There is more labor involved in these types of pools as well as more detailed finishing work.  This may include placing tile on the steps, around the perimeter of the pool and spa, and any other finishing material the end users desires. Seasonal conditions such as the time of the year and temperature, may also affect these types of pools.  The time will also vary depending on the location of where the pool is installed, as well as the number of inspections required by the township.  The nature and complexity of the project may also lengthen the time.

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