One of the great things about a pool construction project is that it takes place outside. Unlike other renovations, this means you won’t have to deal with living in a home filled with building materials and rooms that aren’t functional during the project. Unfortunately, there is a downside to construction projects that take place outdoors — the weather.
Just how much can the weather affect your pool construction project? That all depends on the severity of the weather you are experiencing in your area. Let’s take a look at some of the areas of concern below.
As with any outdoor construction project, excavation is the start of creating a new pool in your backyard. Excavation is the process your contractor will go through to prepare the ground for the finished pool. Naturally, this is one of the main areas where bad weather can start affecting your project. Torrential rains, especially when flooding is involved can weaken the ground and erode regions that have been prepared for your pool, causing the area to become unstable. Before excavation and construction of the pool can continue, the ground will need to properly dry out and become stable again.
The wind is another factor that might come into play when it comes to weather-related delays during pool construction. On windy days, it can be challenging to apply pool-related materials, like plaster and concrete, because the wind may cause them to dry out faster than usual. Since these items need to go through a proper curing process, drying out too quickly could cause them to be unstable.
When to Install a Pool
Luckily, one of the great things about pool construction is that the most popular time of the year to get started on a project is during the spring or summer months. Since these months are less likely to see a lot of rain and storms, this makes them ideal for this type of project. However, if you plan to install a pool during the off-season, you may want to keep an eye on the weather and time the start of your project when you are less likely to see any damaging weather patterns.
When it comes to pool construction, our team of experts is the best. We are here to answer any questions you have about weather-related concerns and delays you might experience throughout the process. We can also work with you to find the best time to start your pool construction project so that you will be less likely to experience any delays. To get started or to learn more about our pool construction process, contact us today!