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If you’re even asking the question, “how long does it take to install an inground pool?” then you’re getting serious. Deciding to get an inground pool is a big decision, and you’re wondering if you can get it done this summer. Those 90+ degree days are here, and you want to cool off in your own backyard.
Well, the answer to the question depends on what type of inground pool you want. We specialize in fiberglass and concrete inground pool installation, so that is what we will talk about today. Keep in mind these are ballpark estimates, and the total time may be longer. Factors that increase installation time include:
- The weather
- Issues once we start the excavation
- Additional services you want completed as part of an outdoor living project
- Schedule availability
Fiberglass Pool Installation Takes 2 Weeks or Less
If you want an inground pool installed in a short amount of time, a fiberglass pool is the way to go. When you include the permitting process, ground preparation, actual pool installation, and cleanup, fiberglass pool installation can be completed in 2 weeks or less.
Check out our fun time lapse fiberglass inground pool install. (embed this video) https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldoutdoorliving/videos/328835184743215/?v=328835184743215
You may also want to check out one of our recent blogs to learn more about the pros and cons of fiberglass pools.
Concrete Inground Pool Installation Takes 4-6 Weeks
Installing a concrete inground pool takes quite a bit longer. That’s because there is much more labor involved in site preparation and building the pool. In addition, once we spray the shotcrete or gunite, it has to cure.
Unlike a fiberglass pool, where you have a limited number of sizes and shapes to choose from, you can totally customize your concrete pool. It’s luxury living at its finest. But those added features may lengthen the time to complete your project.
You may want to check out our blog on the pros and cons of a concrete inground pool for some more information.
Choosing Between Inground Pool Contractors
Once you’ve decided whether you want a fiberglass or concrete pool, it’s time to start getting estimates from Maryland inground pool contractors. Get recommendations from neighbors, friends, and family. Who did they use? Were they satisfied? Is there someone you should avoid?
Once you have a few names, do some research on their websites, and read their reviews. Do they do the additional things you want, like install pool decking? Can the same company handle your pool area landscaping? Decide how much you want the company to do. It’s helpful to have a list of questions prepared. Ask everyone the same questions, so once you have your bids, you can do an accurate comparison.
And once you sign a contract, cross your fingers for good weather. If all goes well, you’ll be swimming in your own pool before you know it!