How Long Does it Take to Build a Swimming Pool?

How Long Does it Take to Build a Swimming Pool?

When you have already decided to build a swimming pool in the backyard of your house, a question that constantly arises is how long does this project take? In this article, we tell you the step-by-step of building a swimming pool and the weeks required for each stage. We know you want to enjoy the swimming pool as soon as possible and take advantage of your new space to have gatherings and have fun in the summer with your family and friends, since the swimming pool will be the new entertainment center.

The construction of a swimming pool has an estimated time of 8 to 12 weeks approximately. To avoid setbacks and additional expenses it is best to hire professional experts who are interested in your tastes, time, budget and advise you to have the most appropriate swimming pool according to the space of your home. We invite you to see our website and contact us to get the best advice in the process of building your swimming pool

Swimming pool design – (1 to 4 weeks)

It is one of the most important stages because you must explain to the designer how you want your swimming pool, what is your idea, what are your needs and tastes and between the two find the best option that fits the spaces of your home, to make an image through 3D modeling technology, so you can see how the final result would be. Also in the process you may want to add new things to the swimming pool which would lead to other meetings with the designer, so he can give you a new image to see the final result.

Permits for swimming pool construction (2 to 4 weeks)

Each city or state has its own rules for the construction of swimming pools, the time it takes to deliver the licenses and permits does not depend on you or the company you hired for the project, some states deliver the permits in a few weeks, others require additional studies or the intervention of engineers, to determine if the spaces where you are going to build are suitable and start the construction.

The permits issued are necessary to avoid problems with your neighbors, you can also rest assured that the construction is being done according to the regulations and that the swimming pool is being done in a safe and legal way.

Excavation (1 week)

Excavating the hole where the swimming pool is going to go is done in 1 or 2 days, however you must take into account setbacks, such as weather, finding pipes, utility lines, rocks, factors that can make the excavation time take a little longer.

Plumbing and electrical (1 to 2 weeks)

Once the excavation is done, builders must install the plumbing, the electricity that will power the pool fixtures and other yard lights, the water features, the hydro lines that connect to the swimming pool equipment and the pool pump.

Swimming pool cover (1 to 3 weeks) 

The material you choose for the cover of your swimming pool should be one that suits your needs and has a long life, one of the best materials is concrete. Gunite is a type of concrete that is applied with a pneumatic hose at high pressure and thus gives shape to the swimming pool, this material can take a week to dry. To learn more about the construction of swimming pools in concrete, we invite you to read the following article Complete guide to concrete pools

Landscaping (1 to 4 weeks)

After the concrete has dried and the swimming pool is installed, it is time to place the accessories that will give it a personalized touch, remember to place the pool cover and retaining walls, also install the lighting and seating in the garden, do not forget that you can decorate tiles, you can also place the plants that you like such as palm trees, fruit trees, aralia or papyrus. Here you will have finished this process, and you just need to enjoy the results and start sharing this new space with your family and friends.

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