You’ve decided to take the plunge and install an inground pool. Congratulations! You now have…
If 2024 is the year you turn your backyard into a pool paradise with an inground pool, congratulations! You’re starting to do your research and wondering if it’s too early to start contacting pool builders. It’s not.
If you’re asking yourself “How long does it take to install an inground pool?” you’re smart to be asking the question, because it can take longer than you might think. The biggest factor affecting your timeline is the pool material/pool type. By this, we mean fiberglass pool vs. concrete/shotcrete pool.
We’ll discuss these two types of pools specifically because that’s what we design and install. Let’s take a look.
Fiberglass Pool Installation
The full process can take weeks, which includes hiring a pool contractor, choosing the right pool and location, getting the permits, etc. However, once all the preliminary work is done, the actual fiberglass pool installation can be accomplished in as little as a week*. If you opt for extensive pool decking work and pool landscaping, that might extend the project by another week.
Once the pool has passed inspection and we balance the pool water chemistry, you can generally start swimming in your pool two days after installation, or when the weather warms up, whichever comes first.
Concrete Pool Installation
You should know upfront that concrete pool installation takes much longer than fiberglass pool installation. That’s because a concrete pool is custom-made by hand, and requires much more labor and construction materials. But if you want a pool that is uniquely yours, with lots of custom features, this is the way to go.
The design phase and permitting process may take longer because these projects are more complex. In general, once you’ve hired a pool builder, you can expect the concrete pool installation process to take 6-10 weeks*. Your specific timeline will depend on the size and scope of your project, as well as the weather.
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The timeline to install your inground pool can change based on conditions beyond our control, including weather, unexpected soil conditions, and supply chain issues. We try our best to add some extra time to your pool installation schedule to allow for unforeseen circumstances. Our team will communicate with you to keep you updated if we expect any delays.
That also means that if we don’t run into any issues, your inground pool installation may be completed ahead of schedule.
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
A custom pool installation or backyard makeover can take longer than you think. You’re smart to start your planning now. Hiring the right pool design and installation company can help ensure the process goes smoothly, from the initial consultation to permitting to installation to the first pool party.
We work with homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.