The best time of year to build a swimming pool is whenever it is not rainy season. This will differ in different parts of America. If you are planning on building a pool, ready for summer, the best time to build is during the winter months.

Aside from the obvious weather consideration, the best time to start building your pool is when it will ensure that the pool is ready to be filled in Spring or early summer – when you will want to use the pool.

How long does it take to build a pool?

Plan to start digging your pool in good time for summer use. You don’t want an unfinished swimming pool ruining your garden in Spring. You also don’t want to miss out on the best swimming weather!

A lot depends on the size and type of pool, and also whether you are building an indoor pool or an outdoor swimming pool.

Timeframes for building a swimming pool:

  1. Marking the layout of the pool: 1 day
  2. Digging (Excavating): Between 2 days – 2 weeks
  3. Installing the frame or body of ready-made pool: 2- 4 days
  4. Filter and related plumbing installation : 4 – 7 days
  5. Pool light installation and other electrical: 1 – 2 days

Case for a building a swimming pool in spring (rather than winter):

If you decide to build in winter because of rainfall and time considerations, you need to also consider temperature and the difficulties of excavating hard icy ground. This is really more of a do-it-yourself pool building consideration.

Professional pool building contractors would use heavy equipment to excavate and so this would not be too much of a problem.

Of course, you could always ensure that you have your pool complete well before it’s needed – starting in the sweltering summer days that have inspired you to have a pool by next summer! This also give you ample time to design the perfect pool and get the building permit from your local municipality.