What’s the Best Time of Year for Your Inground Pool Installation?
Thinking about a new pool? There is a common misconception that an inground pool installation in the off-season is cheaper. Although this appears to make logical sense, from a pool builder’s perspective, the time of year is largely irrelevant. The material, labor, and overhead costs of an inground swimming pool installation remain the same regardless of the time of year. The best time for a new pool startup is when you, the buyer, are ready.
When Will You Be Ready?
Only you can tell when you are financially ready. However, it is advisable to do your research, so you have an idea of what type of inground pool you want and what options and features you would like installed with it.
Does Weather Affect Costs?
Some people believe that buying an inground pool during cold weather will reduce the installation price, as the pool seller will give discounts to sell a larger volume of pools during the ‘slow season’. Any experienced pool builder will tell you this is not true. Overheads and labor costs remain the same regardless of weather, and the price of materials never goes down. This results in the inground pool installation price being independent of the weather.
Buy When You Are Ready!
The best time of the year for an inground swimming pool installation is when you are ready. The rule of thumb is the sooner the better. Like everything else, the market price for swimming pools will not decrease. Inground swimming pool installation costs have a long track record of steadily increasing. If you wait longer to install, you will likely pay more. Most importantly, buy at the right time to meet your target completion date. Leave yourself ample time for permitting and getting the pool built. The excitement of a new pool start will be worth a little extra planning!