A popular and good question that we are asked frequently is “how long does a pool take to build?” It is an understandable question as no one likes to see their yard flipped upside down longer than they have to. A typical vinyl swimming pool with modest landscaping will take a total of approximately 3 calendar weeks from the day we break ground. Of the 3 weeks, the vinyl pool installation will take between 5-7 working days. Landscape enhancements can take anywhere from 2 days up to 2 weeks depending on the complexity of the design. Keep in mind this does not include the time required for project design/approval and obtaining applicable permits. For a better idea of the whole pool construction process, we have detailed the steps with images for building a pool in a backyard. For more information on how much to budget for a new swimming pool, you can read our article on “How Much Does a Vinyl Inground Swimming Pool Cost”.
Note that there is an administrative component to any swimming pool installation before a pool contractor can break ground. Please click here to read our Guide to the Swimming Pool Permitting Process for the municipalities we service in the GTA region.