Anyone that’s having a pool installed is understandably excited and anxious to use it for the first time. Individuals need to understand that a great part of the construction will depend on the time of year and prevailing weather conditions. Weather is the primary factor for delays.

Pool construction takes, on average, 60 to 90 days providing the weather is perfect. Bear in mind that the vast majority of pool installation requests are during the summer months and installers always have a backlog of projects. Don’t wait until the last minute.


No pool is installed without a plan and that requires the installer to physically see the area where a client wants their pool. The area may require a retaining wall or a significant amount of existing plant removal before excavation can begin.

Type of Pool

Much will depend on the type of pool to be installed. Vinyl pools can typically be installed in as little as two weeks, while a concrete pool can require 3 to 4 months. Fiberglass will usually take 14 to 30 days. If there will be water features such as fountains, falls, slides, outdoor kitchens and other items, it will increase the build time.


The installation of any kind of pool requires permits and those can take time to obtain. It can require a single permit, a series of several to accommodate different type of approvals, or a meeting with local government officials. Construction can’t begin until those permits are issued and that will depend largely on how quickly the local municipalities and entities move on them.

Breaking Ground

Florida pool contractors are in high demand and typically have several jobs waiting for them. The wait before the installer breaks ground can be anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks.


The installation of the actual pool is a relatively quick process. It’s typically the patio area that takes the longest time to finish. A hole bigger than the pool must be dug to accommodate the construction process, then backfilled when the pool is in. The soil will also need to settle before the patio is created and the pool filled. Installation of pavers can take a couple of days, while stone can take 2 weeks, depending on the size of the patio.

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