Pool Builder/Construction Laborer Job Description

Salary: Approximately $37,520 per year

Pool Builder Construction Laborer

A pool builder, referred to more generally as a construction laborer, is a member of the construction team leading the installation of a swimming pool. Most of their duties revolve around the construction site, such as preparing the site, obtaining materials, operating machinery, adhering to construction plans, and installing equipment. Each pool construction process can be different; therefore, builders must be able to adapt to unique conditions. Pool constructor jobs normally operate full-time or seasonally with occasional overtime to meet project deadlines. Work will also typically be in-person. 

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Career Growth Opportunities

Strong Growth Potential – You have the opportunity to advance in the ranks and forge your own career path based on your passion for construction.  

Endless Earning Capability

Endless Earning Capability – Given the size and number of projects, the earning potential in the construction field cannot be understated. 

Energizing, Outdoor Work

Energizing, Outdoor WorkPool construction jobs offer a unique working space outdoors where you are doing different things each day.   

Additional Benefits

Additional Benefits – Many positions offer a benefits package, 401K match and monthly premiums and coverage for health, dental and vision. 

Important Skills

Experience With Machinery And Mechanics

Experience with Machinery and Mechanics – Machinery and mechanics are typically used for projects when breaking down the site and constructing the pool structure; therefore, experience with these will be an important skill for performing tasks. 

Proficiency In Mathematics

Strong Mathematical Skills – Measurements are vital for pool builder careers, and understanding these numbers is crucial for effectively completing the project.

Physical Endurance

Physical Endurance – Builders must be able to lift at least 50 lbs as well as perform under tough conditions, considering long project hours and weather. 


Awareness & Communication Skills – Similar to any major construction project with workers, large machines and tools, you need to be aware of surroundings and communicate with your team to manage project timelines along with always maintaining safe conditions.

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Swimming Pool Builder Salary Information:

Construction laborers make approximately $37,520 per year; however, salaries can range depending on the position level and geographic location. The hourly rate for beginners is between $18.00 and $20.00, while the rate for those with prior experience can be up to $25.00 per hour. 

Disclaimer: Occupations in the pool and hot tub industry can range in salary level depending on geographic location, position level, seasonal conditions and company. The salary figures provided are estimates.

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When applying for pool builder positions, a high school diploma is typically needed, but not always required. No prior experience is expected, as many builders learn through initial training or apprenticeships in the field. In some cases, special certifications or registrations may need to be completed.