Factors That Dictate How Long it Takes to Build a Pool

Factors That Dictate the Amount of Time Required to Finish Building a Pool

The factors that dictate how long it takes to build a pool include designing, permits, planning, materials, steel, plumbing, electrical, pool liner, decking, landscaping, customization.

When people ask us “How long does it take to build a pool?” first we respond by providing them with an average amount of time.Then, we go into further detail about these specific factors.

1. Designing the Pool (1 to 2 weeks)

The designing aspect of building a swimming pool can range anywhere from one to four weeks. This amount of time is usually dependent on the decision making of homeowners.

2. Pool Permits and Scheduling Construction Activities (2 to 6 weeks)

Once a design is decided upon, the required permits must be approved in order for the job to begin. A geologist must perform a proper examination in order to dictate whether or not the area is suitable for having a pool.

Permits can only be provided after an examination completed by a geologist properly dictates that the desired area is suitable for building a pool.

3. Digging the Hole for the Swimming Pool (1 to 2 weeks)

Digging the hole and scheduling all of the required construction and activities ahead of time are an important factor of helping the team stay on track. The amount of time it takes to dig the hole is based on geological factors of the area. If the area that requires digging into is soft, it will be easier to dig hence much faster to dig relative to if the area was hard.

4. Setting in Rebars, Plumbing and Electrical (1 to 3 weeks)

Rebars made out of steel are bent into forming the desired shape and size of the pool. Once rebars are set up in the desired shape, they act as the inner main frame of the pool. Plenty of pools have completely different plumbing and electrical requirements so depending on the particular home this step may be faster or longer. At certain times, plumbing and electrical work can be complex and required more time as oppose to more simple designs.

5. Filling in the Main Pool Liner Material (1 to 3 weeks)

The material that is used to fill it is a varying factor on how long this step will take to complete. There are three main types of pools that are usually built. These three types of pools are concrete, vinyl-lined and fiberglass.

Concrete pools are usually called gunite or shotcrete. This is due to the fact that concrete is shot from a gun onto solid steel rebars. The steel rebars are bent into forming the desired shape and size of the pool. Once rebars are set up in the desired shape, they act as the inner frame of the pool which concrete will be poured onto.

If your home is located on a hillside, a structural concrete pool is another type of concrete pool that can be built for you. This type of concrete pool is built on a foundation similar to that of a house.

Concrete pools are stronger and more durable compared to other types of pools. In addition, concrete pools can be remodeled and redesigned. Although concrete pools are the most durable type, they take longer to complete building compared to vinyl-lined and fiberglass in most cases.

The process of installing a vinyl or fiberglass pool relatively easy compared to concrete pools. This is due to the fact that, this due to the fact that manufactured pool liner is brought in and installed in most cases.

6. Decking and Customization (1 to 5 weeks)

Other major factors of how long it takes to build a pool are decking and customization. Depending on the decking requirements and custom construction requirements, the time it takes to complete building a pool can vary.

If the decking is a simple design and there aren’t too many unique custom construction requirements, the amount of time it takes to complete the job can be relatively fast compared to building a pool with a difficult design and plenty of customization.

Total Time It Takes to Build a Pool: About 5 to 10 Weeks on Average

When adding all aspects together, it takes an average of about 5 to 10 weeks to finish building a residential pool. If you’re serious about getting a pool built, the experts at All American Builders can help you through every step of the way. Our Los Angeles pool builders are known for offering the highest quality services for the lowest prices around!