Depending on the region in which you live, your desire to be a pool owner might be waning ever-so-slightly as the leaves drop from the trees and the temperatures drop. But did you know that autumn is actually the perfect time of year to have a pool installed? Sure, it may take a little flexing of that under-used delayed gratification muscle, but it’s bound to pay off next summer. Check out these 5 reasons why fall is the ideal time to have a swimming pool built.
It’s a Cost-Effective Strategy
You know the drill: shopping during the off-season or at end-of-season sales is a budget-savvy strategy. Well, that general principle applies to more than clothing or seasonal decorations: it applies to pools as well. In September, demand for pools tends to wane, leaving builders with inventory they’re often anxious to unload. Often, they’re willing to discount those items in order to free up space for next year’s inventory.
It Allows You to Get in More Pool Time
Don’t worry: we’re not suggesting you go all Polar Bear Club on us with your new pool. But by having your pool built during the off-season, you’ll be much more likely to actually find a builder to prioritize your project. With your new pool installed before the cold weather hits, you’ll be sure to have it ready and waiting when it warms up again. By contrast, if you wait until next spring, inevitable delays can mean that your pool isn’t actually installed until well after Memorial Day. Trust us: when you’re looking at your partially completed swimming pool next June, you’ll be wishing you’d had it installed back in the fall.
It Gives You Time for Additions
Whether you’re going to DIY a deck or landscaping, or hire out those spring projects, when you’re ready to continue your backyard transformation, you’ll be glad your pool is already installed. Not only will some projects be impossible to do prior to the installation, but most budgets will benefit when you spread out those added expenses rather than piling them on top of your pool installation.
It Offers a Great Holiday Gift Idea
Whether you have kids at home, friends in your neighborhood, or family across town, wouldn’t a “coupon” for pool time be a great holiday gift idea? If your pool isn’t yet installed, it might seem a bit empty, but with an already installed pool, you can simplify your holiday shopping by getting everyone a pair of goggles or floating koozies — with an attached invitation to your newly installed pool!
It Can Help with Wither Blues
If you or others in your family struggle from SAD during the winter months, being able to look out at your new pool might allow you to more easily envision summer fun, helping you get past those winter blues.
So stop second-guessing yourself, and take the first step toward making next summer better than the one you just finished: your own backyard swimming pool.
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