Building a Pool in the Off Season

Have Your New Swimming Pool Before Summer

In Ask the Pool Experts by Platinum Pools

For most of America, outdoor swimming isn’t very a practical option throughout part of the year.  Even in states as far south as Florida and Texas, some areas get too cold for swimming without some kind of pool heating source during the winter months.  Even many heated and insulated pools have to be closed as late fall turns into winter.

However, just because it may be too cold to swim comfortably doesn’t mean that it’s too cold to build a new pool.  On the contrary, offseason pool construction is in many ways the perfect time, at least so long as it’s still warm enough for the concrete to set properly.  Here are a few good reasons to consider offseason pool construction during the winter months:

Faster Landscaping Turnaround

One of the unfortunate consequences of installing a pool is that your lawn will be impacted by the big machines that have to navigate through your backyard to dig and build your new swimming pool.  That’s why many homeowners take the opportunity to landscape their yard as soon as the construction of their new pool is done. Why not make your landscaping look even better this time around?

By having the backhoe and the dump truck in and out while the temperature is low, you’ll have plenty of time for your lawn and gardens to recover by the time swimming season starts.  In fact, fall and winter happen to be the best seasons for planting grass seed, which means you’ll be able to save a lot of money by using it instead of sod.

Offseason Landscaping

Less Waiting

Because many people decide to build a pool around the same time right before the summer months hit, contractors are often unable to install them exactly when their clients want.  If you start building a pool during the peak swimming months you will have to wait for your pool to be completed before you can start enjoying it. By planning your pool installation for the off season, you’ll be able to avoid the congestion and the waiting list so that the work is done when you want it and will be ready to swim before the summer heat is here.

Happier Workers

Putting in a pool is a tough job that’s done outdoors in the heat, which means the contractors who do the work will get hot and sweaty, especially during the hot summer months.  Thus, by doing the job when it’s cooler out, they’ll be able to work harder for longer and without complaint.

Summer is the time when you most feel the heat and long for a cool dip in a nice pool, but it’s not the only time you can have your family’s dream pool built.  You should consider all the benefits of having your swimming pool installed during the offseason, an action that will save you both time and effort.

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