Now that spring has finally arrived, maybe you’re thinking about putting in that pool you’ve always wanted in your backyard. One of the first questions that is bound to come to mind is, how long is this going to take? The answer is: it depends. All pools go through the same steps from the initial stages to completion, but some take longer than others. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about the steps involved in in-ground pool building and how long they can take. While there’s no one-size fits all estimate, it’s always good to have an idea of the time frames in advance.
Building an In-Ground Pool in Maryland
Finding a Builder
The first step to building your new pool is to find a builder. This is a big process in and of itself, as you’ll probably spend a decent amount of time doing initial research, talking to builders, getting a feel for their work, and talking to their references. The amount of time you put in to finding a builder is up to you, but finding the right builder will probably take a minimum of a couple weeks.
Design and Study Phase
In this stage, you’ll work with the builder to design your pool. This usually takes us between 3-6 weeks. We’ll go through multiple meetings and design revisions before we arrive at the final design. We also go to the county to pull records on your property lines, well, set backs, and septic tank. If we encounter any issues here, we’ll have to take a little more time to resolve them. We’ll also need to secure construction permits. A big pool job can spend 2 months in this phase of the process.
Once the planning is complete, permits are secured, and any land use issues are addressed, it’s time to begin construction! Construction involves digging the hole for the pool, followed by installation of the pool itself. This phase also includes installation of necessary plumbing and electrical components, as well as other outdoor living components such as a pool house.
The time frame for this phase can vary widely depending on the size of your pool, pool type, design, and any other outdoor living components you’re adding to your setup. A fiberglass pool, for example, can be installed in a relatively short time frame, because the pool itself is pre-fabricated. Concrete pools, on the other hand, need to be fabricated on-site.
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