How Long Does Pool Construction Take?

One question that often gets asked is how long will my pool construction take? It is almost impossible to estimate the timeframe for pool construction on the Gold Coast until an individual consult and quote is done, as it depends on many factors. Pool construction time varies depending on the material you want to use, weather conditions and access to the space where you want to build it. Our step by step process will help you estimate the time it will take.

Design Layout and Approval

The most technical and time-consuming step is to agree upon a design, making its layout, and, if you need it, gaining council approval. At Aqua Living Pools, we invite our customers to our “Pool Room” for the full design process and to get inspiration. Depending on your time frame and the design, this process can take a couple of weeks.


The next step in pool construction is excavation which usually takes one week, but of course there are other factors at play. Excavation time depends on the type of land, ease of access, the proximity of service lines, and much more.

Steel, Plumbing, and Electrical Work

After excavation, it takes 1-2 weeks to lay steel structures and route the plumbing and electrical lines. Usually, the time taken varies depending on the systems you want to install, lighting, water features, and building spas and much more. The design and size of the pool also affect timeframe.

Pool Material

The timing surrounding pool construction on the Gold Coast also varies depending on the material you intend to use. We encourage you to speak with us to determine how long construction will take based on the various materials.

Final Touches

Now, its time to give final touches to your pool. It includes building custom features, decks, and landscaping. The weather is one of the most crucial factors that can delay the pool construction Gold Coast.

While it may seem like your pool construction will take some time, in many cases, we can get you in your new pool within 6-8 weeks, depending on the factors mentioned above as well as when you decide to install the pool. Many homeowners wait until the middle of summer to decide they want to install a pool this is peak season and construction may take longer. The cooler months are the perfect pool construction season on the Gold Coast.

If you’d like to discuss your ideas, give the team at Aqua Living Pools a call to get the process started.

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