When you’re considering putting in an in-ground pool, there’s quite a bit to think about. When you decide to start construction, however, is a decision that you need to make at the beginning of the process. Whether you want to install your pool in winter, spring, summer or fall, construction can’t begin until you take that first step towards the final destination.
Will A Winter Install Save You Money?
However, there are some misconceptions about buying pools that need to be debunked, so to speak. Many people think that buying a pool during the winter will save you money, as it’s the “slow season” and people won’t be wanting to install a pool they can’t use due to weather. This is, in fact, not true at all. There may or may not be a promotion going on, depending on your chosen contractor, but the fact of the matter is that the season doesn’t usually affect the cost. The overhead is going to remain constant, and the cost of labor to build the pool isn’t going to change depending on the weather either. So, deciding to install your pool in the winter simply because it is winter isn’t necessarily going to save you any money.
Will the Weather Affect the Install?
Here in California, the weather isn’t likely to affect your installation of your pool either. While in some other states, the ground may be too frozen or snow-covered to properly install a pool during the winter, Californians don’t generally have to worry about those issues. With the weather staying relatively warm during the winter, construction can proceed as it would any other time of the year. The only kind of weather that may delay your construction is that of heavy rain, and even then, it would only be for a day or so, until the water cleared out.
So figuring out when you should buy and install an in-ground pool shouldn’t be dependent upon the season, but when it works best for you. If you’re thinking about having an in-ground pool constructed on your property, then feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to talk over our options with you.