DIY Vinyl IGP in 7 days?

cstriplin

New member
Aug 28, 2019
1
indianapolis,in
Would it be ridiculous to assume that my husband I could get a 16x36 installed in 7 days weather permitting? The excavator said it could be dug in one day. We may have a few laborers that we will use. We have taken vacation the second week of October and intend to do only that. We are in Indiana and really need to have it wrapped up before our weather turns bad. What are your thoughts? (We are going with steel panel/vinyl lined). Thanks
 

SBall

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Jun 27, 2017
248
Nashville, TN
Maybe, it depends on how much help you get, and if it rains. I would think that it might be possible to get the walls up, liner hung, and water in the pool in a week. And then over the course of the next few weeks work on electric, plumbing, pass those inspections, then backfill and do your decking.
 

jimmythegreek

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TFP Guide
Aug 10, 2017
1,278
Morris Cnty NJ
That's alot to ask for a first DIY build. As Sball said you may be able to get it dug and built and the floor done. You could install your wall fittings and hand the liner and get it up to the lights. Having labor helps but having 1 person who knows how to build a pool w experience is worth 3 laborers. And the concrete collar takes a full day to pour and then dry overnight
 

Pool_Medic

In The Industry
Apr 1, 2018
1,073
Bangor Maine
Most inground vinyl pools in my area are swimmable in 5 working days, weather permitting of course. Those are done with 3 men crews after the excavating, which is included in the 5 days.
 

jimmythegreek

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Aug 10, 2017
1,278
Morris Cnty NJ
More like 4 times as long when it comes to a pool DIY. Regardless you want to compact and let your ground settle before doing any decking. Like pool medic said a small crew with heavy equipment and the right tools can bang one out in a week. That's also a big pool which makes much more work especially the floor and collar. Site accessibility plays a huge part as well
 
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