The swimming season might be over, but pool buying season isn’t. If you are considering installing a pool for next years’ backyard enjoyment, you may wonder what is the best season? Hawaiian Pool Builders has put together a guide for you to help in the decision-making process.

Pool Buying SeasonSpring
Spring is the time when most homeowners begin to act on long-standing plans to have a pool installed. A spring installation means you will get full use out of your new pool throughout the entire summer, and possibly beyond Labor Day. It is a fact that we are busy in the Spring, but if you get your installation on the schedule soon, your dream can soon become a reality.

Summer
While summer isn’t the most favorable time to build, it isn’t out the question. Perhaps you just bought your home, and would still like to eek out some swimming enjoyment, then by all means, you can get your pool done. That being said, late summer can be an excellent time, as the rush of pool installation has slowed down some.

Fall
The main drawback to fall installation is the obvious: You won’t get to use your new swimming pool until spring. However, in many ways fall installation makes a lot of sense. By waiting for the weather to cool down has many advantages. The ground is not as wet, making it easier for your back yard to be dug up. Installation of your pool in the fall also gives your yard a chance to recover over the winter. If you are including a spa or hot tub, the fall and winter months are the best time of the year to enjoy it. While we understand that means you have to look at your pool without the benefits of enjoying swimming, it means you can open it as soon as you are ready in the spring.

As you approach the end of the year, remember that your pool is not only a major purchase, but is also considered a home improvement, which can be claimed on your tax return.

Winter
The climate in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan is not ideal for pool installation. The ground is frozen, making it much harder to begin the construction. The temperature outside is simply too cold to pour concrete. It will not settle properly, which will cause it to dry unevenly or crack as the weather begins to warm.

Freezing rain, sleet and snow can all create hazardous working conditions. When your yard is covered in layers of snow and ice, it can take too long to clear the area for construction.

As you can see, there are real differences when it comes to the correct pool buying season. If you’re taking your time planning your pool, as you should, then there’s no reason to rush through an installation. At Hawaiian Pool Builders, we can work with you on every step of your dream creation. Stop by the showroom or make an appointment with one of our team members, and your dream come true.

Category: Pool Building Tips