Springtime ushers in all sorts of new activity. For many homeowners, this includes thoughts of Pool Installation.
While spring might not be the optimal time of year to build a new pool, it’s undoubtedly the season when many people first get the itch.
Whether you’re just tinkering with the idea of a pool, or have been planning on all winter, here are five things – good, bad, and other – to know when contemplating a springtime pool installation.
1. You can get the latest and greatest
Winter and spring are when many pool products hit the market, including concrete pools, cleaners, pumps, automated systems, and so forth. It’s also a time when a lot of the hot home design trends become clear. If having top-of-the-line equipment, then spring is the season for installation.
2. Contractor schedules are starting to fill up
This is the time of year when contractors start to get busy. And not just pool contractors, but all sorts of outdoor home contractors (a point that could become relevant if you need to hire a professional to install a fence or do landscaping). The law of supply and demand dictates that you may have to pay more for the services of elite pool builders in the spring than at other times of year. Of course, there are always cut-rate pool builders for hire, but we don’t recommend going that route.
3. It’s a great time for landscaping
Obviously, you don’t want to do any landscaping before the pool is installed, as it can easily get wrecked in all the hubbub of pool construction. However, if pool installation is completed before summer, you can potentially get landscaping and other complementary projects (fence, etc.) done before your first swim.
4. Rain and mud can complicate things
In many parts of the country, spring rain and melting snow can produce a soupy mess in the backyard. Add heavy equipment and lots of foot traffic, and things can get real ugly. Bad weather can also sideline pool builders for days and muck up your project schedule.
5. Your pool will be ready for summer
Sure, a fall or winter installation makes sense in a lot of ways, but there’s one major buzzkill – the fact that you can’t even use your new pool for months (depending on the climate). On the other end, a summer installation allows you to use the pool immediately, but turns your backyard into a construction zone during barbecue season. Putting all the other factors aside, spring is when you really want to install a pool to get the best use out of it.
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