When planning a pool construction project, most people assume that spring is the best time to do it, right? Even if that seems to make sense, the truth is that there is absolutely no worse time to build a pool, or, for that matter, any other outdoor amenity, than springtime. This is the opinion of experts specializing in building custom pools San Diego homeowners love. The ideal time for starting a pool building project would be in the fall. Why in the fall? The reasons to build a pool during that season are very simple, yet not so obvious. Read on to find out more.
What are the main reasons to build a pool in the fall?
Fall/winter months are indeed the best time for pool building. As the year is slowly coming to an end, the weather becomes increasingly predictable and any potential delays are likely to be much shorter. It’s much easier to work in the cold then in the muddy springtime or in the heat of the summer. Also, during fall, obtaining permits is bound to be easier as inspectors are more likely to find the time to drop by and review the work being done on your property. The same goes for pool builders who are usually more likely to be available during their “off-season”.
Right timing equals better prices
As the peak of the pool building season winds down and dealers start reviewing their end of the year numbers, you have a better chance to negotiate prices or take advantage of overstocked or soon to be discontinued inventory. End of the year brings many closeout sales as well that you can use to get equipment and materials at much better prices.
Make your pool more effective
If you start your pool project in the spring and hope to finish it in time for the upcoming holidays or some other special occasions, an unexpected shower can shift your whole timeline. If, on the other hand, you start as early as fall, you can be sure that the pool will be ready in time for the summer.
There are more reasons to build a pool in the fall, like the fact that you will miss the height of pool-building season, and will have no problem finding a contractor that can dedicate their time to your project, without being overly distracted by other jobs. The mild temperature of the fall season will likewise go in favor of outdoor works. The ground is generally dryer and more solid then, so your construction crew will have an easier job and be better able to focus on building your pool.
Also, construction of the pool deck generally always comes after the pool itself is finished. You probably have many deck ideas for your inground pool but are not sure if you can afford implementing them all at the same time. This is one of the best reasons to build a pool in the fall. Doing your pool project in the fall allows you to separate the construction of the pool and the deck, giving you the opportunity to save money all winter long for the completion of the deck at a later time. It is a much better financial strategy then spending a giant amount of cash at once in the spring.
More time to landscape and get everything ready
After the pool construction is finished you will probably want to landscape your property. Ask yourself in what type of weather do you want to be outside, toiling away? Building your pool in the fall gives your yard a chance to recover over the winter, and gives you the time to landscape everything perfectly before summer comes.
So many reasons to build a pool, including the tax refund!
As the year is coming to a close, don’t forget that the pool does not only count as a major purchase but can also be considered a home improvement project, meaning it can easily lead to a tax reduction. By timing your pool building project right, you can get a decent tax refund just in time for your pool’s grand opening in the spring. You can enjoy your new pool and a get a nice tax refund, all in the same month. It doesn’t get better than that, so call So Cal Custom Pools & Spas today!