Most Common Pool Construction Questions

What Time of Year is Best to Build My Pool?

Living in Georgia means we have relatively moderate weather year-round which means that pool construction can happen at almost any time. While most people think that pools can only be built in the summer, we are lucky enough that snow and ice isn’t typically a factor when it comes to scheduling pool construction in and around Atlanta, Georgia.

How Long Does Pool Construction Take?

The timeline for constructing a pool depends on the type of pool you are wanting to build as well as any issues your contractor may face down the line such as weather, grading, delay in permits, etc. Most pools take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to construct.

Fiberglass pools are the quickest to build and you can see it excavated and installed in about a month. Concrete pools, on the other hand, can take much longer with the expected construction time to be closer to 2 to 5 months.

You will need to account for the time it takes to get paperwork approved and designs in place with your contractor as well.

What is the Average Cost of Building a Pool?

The cost of building a pool varies depending on the design and material. You’ll want to account for the length and width of your pool, the grading of the land, the water features you’d like included, etc. With manufacturing costs on the rise, your quote could vary significantly based on material cost.

What are the Different Types of Pools to Choose From?

The most common types of pools to choose from are fiberglass pools, concrete pools, and vinyl-lined pools. These are all constructed differently with some being predominantly prepared offsite while others need to be built from the ground up. The time and cost of each pool also varies.

What are Popular Design Additions for Pools?

There are limitless design options when it comes to building a pool. You can choose to add features for comfort, function, or aesthetic. Popular add-ons that people will go for include waterfalls, pool lights, benches, tanning ledges, or spas. Look to other pools for inspiration. You may find that water slides, swim-up bars, or decorative landscaping is also in your pool vision.

How Do I Find a Good Contractor?

The best way to find a good contractor is by doing the research. Ask your friends and family for any recommendations they might make or do a search of different options in your area. A good contractor will come with great reviews, a portfolio of past work, as well as any licenses and insurances that a pool contractor should carry.

Contact Hilltop Pools  in Atlanta, Georgia to speak with one of our professional swimming pool contractors with years of experience. Visit our website, or call us at (770) 471-3889. Located in Jonesboro, we serve the entire metro Atlanta area within a 100-mile radius.


We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”