How Long Does it Take to Build a Concrete Pool?

Publication date : Monday, February 22nd, 2021

One of the most common questions we hear from customers is, “How long will it take to build my swimming pool?” This is a great question, and knowing the answer will help you plan accordingly. 

An average pool takes about 8-12 weeks to complete, though it depends on the type of pool you’re getting. Concrete pools take the longest to build, usually around 3-6 months. Fiberglass and vinyl pools can typically be completed in about 3-6 weeks. Of course, this all depends on the time of the year, the weather, the pool contactor you’re working with and other factors. 

Let’s learn more about the process for building a gunite swimming pool in Jackson MS and the timeline to anticipate. 

Initial Consultation 

When people hear how long it takes to build a swimming pool, they often don’t realize that this is the construction time only. You also need to account for the consultation, creating the initial design, working out all the details and features, selecting materials and finalizing the design. 

Also in this stage is permitting. Your pool builder in Jackson has to get the necessary approvals and permits before they can start digging. How long this takes is largely out of their control. 


Once the design is finalized and the permits are ready, the construction phase can start. The weather plays a factor, as digging holes in the mud doesn’t work well. However, you can anticipate 1-2 days for this to be completed. When the excavation is done, your swimming pool contractor will handle the plumbing, electrical and foundation. 

When everything is in place, the concrete is poured. It takes about one week to cure the gunite. Once the gunite is set, the tile and coping are installed. Finishing touches include decking, landscaping and water features, depending on what you chose for your pool. 

Start Your Pool Project Today 

Keep in mind that your pool construction timeline varies depending on many factors. When you contact Paradise Pools for a consultation, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate timeline based on the size and type of pool. 

One thing we can safely say is that the earlier you start on your pool, the better. Reputable pool builders have full schedules and you want to make sure your project gets done in time for spring or summer!

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