When is the best time of year to build a pool?
Once upon a time winter was the best time of year to plan and build a pool. However with more people hoping to be swimming for summer, it is imperative that you start planning sooner. There is a myth also among consumers that building a pool in winter will be cheaper as pool builders are quieter. Whilst that can be true, more often, pool builders are almost as busy in winter as a result of this urban myth as they are in summer. So when is the best time of year to build a pool? In today’s busy world the best time to start planning, designing and building a pool is at the beginning of the year. Let’s look at why this is.
1. It can take a few months to build a pool.
Plans, consultation with the client, revisions of quotes, and of course engineering and approval can add weeks if not months to an overall design and construct process. As a result it can take 4 months from initial contact to completion of project for just a concrete pool. When you add significant landscaping and surrounds, this time can increase from 4 months to 6 months.
2. When do you want to be swimming?
Most people aim to be swimming by late september to early october depending on weather so if we work back from this 4 -6 months of designing, planning, quoting and construction would suggest you need to start working on your pool my around march. Each project is individual so some may take longer than others. Whilst this time frame may seem extreme, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Otherwise you may be trying to get a pool in before Christmas and be rushing-which is never good and can lead to mistakes and errors.
3. What else should you consider?
Finding the right designer, landscaper and pool builder can be a daunting task. If you add to this time frame time to research, talk to and start working with your chosen trades and designers, then this can add additional time to your process. A tried and true process that Lifestyle Landscape Design & Construction has found to work well for our clients is to settle on a single design and construct company and work with them to create the ideal design and quote on this. Once you have this design you can shop for additional quotes if you choose to to find the right tradespeople to build your dream design.
If you are planning to build a pool this year, then now is the time to start thinking about it. In starting now you can ensure you are swimming by the time it starts to heat up later this year.