If you’re thinking about adding a pool to your home in 2019 you may have questions about how long the process will take. For this blog, we wanted to address just that.
It starts with design
The first step when it comes to installing a swimming pool involves working with a designer. When you contact Wetworks Pool and Spa we’ll schedule a time for one of our designers to come to your home. During that time we’ll ask several questions, including what you’d like to use your pool for (recreation, swimming laps, etc), the size you have in mind and whether you’d like install additional features such as a slide, spa or waterfall. If you can dream it we can help you achieve it!
Once the design consult is complete it will take between 1 and 4 weeks to complete the design and collaboration stage.
When we have our design, we’ll start on the permitting, which can run between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the municipality where you live. Some municipalities approve permits much faster than others.
Excavation, steel, plumbing and electrical
Once the permits are obtained the next steps can begin. Excavation can take about a week and from there, the electrical and plumbing will need o be laid out. The latter processes can take up to two weeks depending on the complexity of the design.
Gunite, plaster, vinyl and fiberglass
This step can take between 1 and 3 weeks. During this time, the construction will start to look a lot more like a pool. You’ll want to remember that vinyl and fiberglass pool installation will be faster because these types of pools are factory made.
Decking, landscaping and other fun features
When all of this is done, the final stages can begin. If you want to add special landscaping or features (ie: a water slide) now is the time to do it. If you’re wanting to install custom lighting, this will be the time where that would be installed. This part can take between 1 and 2 weeks depending on what you’re looking to have done.
Total time? 8 to 12 weeks
All in all, the average time to install a pool between 8 and 12 weeks. Yes, it can seem like a long time but with the proper planning, construction will be able to start as soon as the ground is no longer frozen.
If you’re interested in adding a pool to your home in 2019, call Wetworks Pool and Spa today to schedule a free, no-hassle design appointment. This will allow you to get a head start on your pool planning and construction and it will also help you beat the spring rush!
Remember, our company has more than two decades of experience in helping homeowners make their swimming pool dreams become a reality. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we’re more than happy to provide you with local references should you want to speak with some of our prior clients.