How Long Does it Take to Build a Pool? July 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about adding a pool to your property, one of the main questions you might have is how long the process will take, from the initial design phase to the point when you can finally swim in your new pool. While the exact timeline will depend on the scope of the project and other factors—including features of your property, the complexity of the pool design, and the schedules of other contractors who may be working onsite at the same time—a gunite pool typically takes between six and eight weeks to build. If you’re interested in building a pool and would like to start swimming as soon as possible, now is the time to get in touch with the professionals at Aqua Pool and begin the planning process!

Aqua Pool & Patio specializes in gunite pools, which are made from raw materials such as sand, steel, cement, and masonry products. While gunite pools typically take longer to build than vinyl or fiberglass pools, they are more structurally sound and are considered the only “permanent” type of pool. Due to their quality, they are less costly to own over time. In addition, gunite pools are easily customized to suit your unique needs and style, as well as the size and shape of your backyard.

Pool Construction Timeline

When you work with Aqua Pool to build a custom gunite pool, the process generally consists of the following steps:

  • During this phase, we will learn about your vision for the project and will survey your property to identify any limitations for the design.
  • Before beginning construction on your new pool, we will need to obtain a permit from your town or city. Each municipality has different requirements, so this phase may range from quick and easy to time-consuming and complex. At Aqua Pool, we have experience working with many towns throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Our team will prepare the required paperwork—including CAD-drawn plans that are stamped by licensed engineers—thereby expediting the process of securing approval for your project.
  • Excavation and rebar. The construction process begins with excavating the area where your new pool will be. Then, rebar is laid to create a frame, and the plumbing and pool equipment pipes are set up.
  • Gunite application and pool startup. Once the gunite is applied, it will need time to cure—which may be affected by the outside temperature and other seasonal conditions. After the gunite has completely dried, the interior finish will be applied.
  • Tile and coping. Once the pool’s frame has been built, it’s time to start laying the tile and other materials. This stage is exciting as the vision for your dream pool begins to take shape.
  • Once there is water in the pool, our service technicians will visit to start the pumps, add the appropriate chemicals, and program the system to get your pool ready to use. We’ll also schedule a “Pool School” with you to ensure that you understand how to operate and care for your new pool.

Ready to start building a custom pool for your backyard? Contact us today!