When Is The Best Time To Install A Swimming Pool?
"When is the best time to install a swimming pool?" we are frequently asked. This is a great question for discussion.The truth is that most anytime of the year (depending on the regional climate conditions where you live) is a good time depending upon the expectations and needs of the customer. Let me explain what I mean.
Customers all have different needs and expectations. The customer building a new home and is planning on installing a swimming pool will likely be on a completely different time line towards completion than say a homeowner that is planning a summer birthday party or celebrating a recent school graduation or sometimes even a wedding at their new backyard pool.
As you might expect swimming pool contractors stay quite busy during the summer and less busy during the fall and winter months. The demand for swimming pools is strongest in the summer months which appears logical and expected for many reasons.
The kids are out of school, the weather is sunny and warm, the days are long all of which contribute to more family activity outside of the house. There are holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) that provide added incentive to summer fun as well. Hot summer days lead to the increased use of bug spray, sun block, ice, and most certainly water in some form whether hose sprinkler, beach or backyard pool. However there are some very valid reasons to install a pool in the "off season".
As the intense demand for swimming pools recedes in the fall and winter months there are some very good reasons for installing your pool in this less hectic time of the year. Certainly one of the best reasons is you may be able to negotiate a lower price than you would if you were purchasing in the busy summer season. If asked I believe that most pool contractors would prefer a steadier year round business to several insanely busy months of spring and summer and may consider offering you a better deal as an incentive to install in the fall or winter.
Another good reason to consider an "off season" installation is your builder will likely be more attentive to your project as he has less demand placed on their time. The builder's work crew will likely be more energetic working at the lower temperature and humidity levels in the fall and winter and more rested not having the pressure of those "drop dead" deadlines for so many summer pool installations.
Truth is that by the time all is that by the time the pool, decking and landscaping are all fully completed beginning the project in the fall or winter often makes perfect sense. A longer time line allows for adjustments to your plans as provides time to pay closer attention to detail.
No matter what I doubt that the intense summer demand and work load will be going away anytime soon,however you may well realize some valuable benefits by installing your new pool in the fall and winter months<