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The Ultimate Guide to Built-in Pool Construction Time: What You Need to Know Before Diving In

Built-in Pool


A built-in swimming pool serves as an exceptional enhancement to any residence, offering an oasis for leisure, excitement, and outdoor bonding with loved ones. Nevertheless, the installation of an in-ground pool can prove to be a sophisticated and lengthy endeavor. To guarantee your readiness and facilitate proper planning, it is crucial to grasp the time required for the realization of your ideal aquatic sanctuary.

The Average Time to Build a Pool: From Design to Completion

Creating your dream built-in swimming pool typically takes around 6-12 weeks, though this time frame could fluctuate based on factors like size, complexity, and even the season.  The construction process occurs in stages, making it easier for homeowners to plan around the project. Keep in mind, though, that diving into a summer pool build might extend the timeline, as sweltering heat and humidity can put a damper on the construction progress.

Factors That Can Affect the Construction Time

There are several elements that can impact the duration of constructing an in-ground pool, such as:

  • Size of the pool: Small pools would require less time compared to larger ones.
  • The complexity of design and features
  • Weather conditions
  • Obtaining necessary permits

Getting a handle on these aspects will enable you to more accurately gauge the timeline for your pool’s creation.

 Stages of Swimming Pool Construction: Breaking Down the Process 

  1. Design and Permitting Process: Laying the Foundation

This process typically takes 2-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of your pool design and local regulations.

  1. Excavation: Digging into the Project

The excavation process usually takes 1-2 weeks, but it can vary based on factors such as soil conditions and accessibility to the site.

  1. Pool Shell Installation: Shaping Your Dream Pool

Installing the pool shell takes approximately 1-3 weeks, depending on the materials used and the complexity of the design.

  1. Plumbing and Electrical Work: Powering Your Pool

Ensuring that your pool is fully functional, typically takes 1-2 weeks to complete.

  1. Pool Deck and Landscaping: Creating a Beautiful Oasis

Depending on the materials used and the extent of the landscaping work, the installation of the pool deck and landscaping generally takes 2-4 weeks.

  1. Water, Filtration, and Heating Systems: Getting Ready to Dive In

Installing water, filtration, and heating systems usually takes 1-2 weeks, to prepare your pool for use.

  1. Finishing Touches: Adding the Final Details

To ensure that your pool looks perfect, the final touches such as lighting and accessories, can take 1-2 weeks to complete.

Estimating Your Swimming Pool’s Construction Time and Potential Delays

To get an accurate estimate of your pool’s construction time, consult with a qualified contractor who can consider all the factors involved. You can book a call with us to get an estimate of the time. Common factors that may lead to delays in pool construction include weather, material shortages, or unforeseen issues with the site.

Cost to Build a Built-In Pool 

The cost to build a built-in pool varies depending on factors such as dimensions, materials, design, and the pool’s location. It’s crucial to do your homework and set a budget for these expenditures before embarking on your aquatic adventure. We provide a free consultation, enquire here. Our team of experts provides custom solutions to help you make the most out of your property.

Building Your Dream Pool Takes Time and Planning

With the right planning and insight into the construction timeline, this significant endeavor can prove to be an incredibly gratifying investment. By acquainting yourself with the average construction time and any potential influences, you’ll be well-equipped to ensure the efficient and satisfactory completion of your pool. So, take the plunge into your pool project with self-assurance, knowing you’ve thoroughly contemplated all facets of the process.
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Gosia, Executive Assistant

Gosia who was born and raised in Poland and started her career in construction seven years ago after her arrival to the US where she became a property manager in a highly sought-after area of San Francisco.

Through her years of property management, she has amassed a deep knowledge of construction processes, standards, principles, property management and resident services.

Her work has given her continuous exposure and opportunities to work alongside general contractors, real estate agents and property managers.

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Idan, Head of Operations

With over ten years of experience in the construction industry, Idan is an asset to any construction project.

His knowledge has helped several homeowners enjoy a successful, stress-free experience with remodeling and reconstruction projects in Silicon Valley.

Idan’s strength is in creating affordable and quality-oriented budgets and risk-free plans that minimizes delays, change orders and cost overruns.

Through his commitment to excellence and dedication to professionalism, Idan has continued to exceed industry standards by forming strong professional partnerships based on integrity, ingenuity, and reliability.

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Elior, Founder

Elior Shushan began his journey in 2011, working as an independent general contractor for a plethora of projects with various sizes and budgets, providing them with assistance in making the job run as seamlessly as possible. His on-field knowledge and expertise allowed him to garner a hand-picked team, surrounding himself with grade-A talent.

With a specialty in the custom home and remodeling industry, Elior expanded his knowledge and experience by integrating architectural designs and layouts into his work. His experience working with various clients and expectations as an independent contractor allowed him to scale up his projects into more complex and intricate ventures.

Since Casa Utopia’s founding in 2020, Elior has worked tirelessly to expand on the company’s vision, hoping to deliver his expert services statewide.

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