Most people associate pools with the summertime, although in sunny Arizona, we often have an extended swimming season. However, you don’t need to build your pool during the same time you would swim in it. In fact, there are many reasons to build a pool during the fall or winter.
Here are a few:
Building a high-quality pool takes time. This means that if you start building during the spring or early summer, your new pool may not be ready in time for you to swim in it right away. If you start in the fall or winter, it gives your builder time to complete the project before the weather warms back up.
Spring and summer are the busiest times for many pool builders. By choosing to build in the fall or winter instead, you may be able to find an available builder more easily. Of course, this depends on the specific company you are planning to work with. The availability of materials can also impact this.
While cool weather may not be ideal for swimming, your pool area will likely contain more than just water. When your deck is done and your outdoor living area is ready to enjoy, you can start spending time with family and friends outside in your newly renovated space even if you won’t be swimming yet.
Additionally, you may want to complete additional landscaping work. The cool weather just before spring is a great time to do this, assuming you aren’t completing your landscaping and pool building at the same time.
Many pool owners choose to add a spa at the same time as they build their pool. If you start building during the fall or winter, you may not be able to swim right when your pool is complete, but you could start enjoying your hot tub during cool nights and evenings.
In many parts of the country, it may be difficult to build a pool during the winter because the ground may freeze or concrete may not be able to set. In Tucson, we are lucky that this is less of an issue, although the temperature should still be taken into account. In addition, depending on when you start building, you may be able to avoid the rainy season, decreasing potential delays in the building process. Your builder will be able to evaluable when certain building steps can be completed optimally.
At Pools By Design, we create gorgeous custom pools and spas and can start the building process during the fall or winter. This increases the chance that you’ll be able to start swimming by summer. Your pool is an investment your family can enjoy for years to come, and there’s no better time to start construction than now.