How long to get an inground pool installed in Ontario

Transforming your backyard into an oasis isn’t just a luxury; it’s an investment in your home environment and your family’s wellbeing. In Ontario, where summers can be sweltering and the desire for a refreshing dip in your backyard pool is strong, the journey from envisioning your dream pool to lounging by your pool deck is an exciting one.

But how long does it take, really, to see that dazzling blue expanse glistening beyond your patio doors? While we have outlined the various step for installing a fibreglass pools and the construction of vinyl pools, in this guide, we include the entire process you will go through with a pool contractor, from the initial idea to the finishing touches of your own backyard inground pool.  As you will see, generally speaking, it will take about 6-8 weeks from start to finish broken down into the following:

Process for installing an inground pool in Ontario

Step 1: Consultation with Customer

The journey begins with a consultation between you and a Mayascapes Pools inground pool specialist. During this meeting, we will conduct a comprehensive session of your vision, must-haves vs preferences, and budget. We will assess your property to determine the best location and size for your pool, and discuss your options, including whether you would like a fibreglass pool or a vinyl inground pool, as well as your landscaping requirements around the pool deck area.  Our goal is to get a good understanding of your requirements and scope of work so that we can provide a quote. This normally takes a couple hours.

Step 2: Pool Design Plan and Customer Education Session

Once the initial consultation is complete, the next step is for us to turn your vision into a tangible plan.  We will then schedule a call with you to go through our design plan in detail, outlining what we are including or not including in the pool installation quote to ensure both parties have a good understanding of the entire pool project.   This session usually happens about 3 days to a week after the initial consultation.

Step 3: Finalize Installation Plan and Pool Permit Process

Upon customer approval, we will proceed to finalize all pertinent details of the inground pool installation plan such as pool shell specifications and color preferences if choosing a fibreglass pool. Simultaneously, we will commence the permit acquisition process from the local municipality. The pool permit process can range from 1 week to 8 weeks depending on the municipality.

Step 4: Site Preparation and Coordination

Prior to the start of excavation, we will conduct a site visit to pinpoint the exact pool location. During this visit, we will also address all logistical aspects of your pool installation project, including the involvement of electricians, gas technicians, and any other property-related considerations.

Step 5: Pool Construction and Equipment Installation

Now that we have all the details sorted out, it’s time to break ground. As outlined in the other articles, it takes about a week from excavation to installation of fibreglass pools and about the same as well for the construction of vinyl pools.

Once the inground pool is in place, we will proceed with the installation and configuration of all pool equipment, including the pumps, heater and water treatment system.

Step 6: Pool Area Landscaping

With the pool construction and necessary equipment installed, we shift our focus to the landscaping of the pool surround and backyard.  This may take from two days to two weeks based on project specifics, such as whether the homeowner chooses to have a concrete or interlocking pool deck.

Step 7: Inground Pool Handoff

The final steps involve filling the pool with water, area cleanup and conducting a final check.  We also show you how to use your equipment and maintain your inground pool.

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Building an inground pool in the Greater Toronto Area is a multi-step process that requires careful planning, coordination, and expertise. From the initial consultation to the finishing touches, each phase plays a crucial role in bringing your dream pool to life. By working closely with experienced pool contractors like Mayascapes Pool, we can help you turn your backyard oasis into a reality, ready to enjoy for years to come.

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