WHY BUY YOUR POOL IN WINTER – It may seem like an odd thing to be thinking about bathing suits and splashing around in the water while snow still blankets much of the northeastern United States, but actually, if you’re considering purchasing a swimming pool for your home, winter may be the best time to do so.
Here are some of the reasons why it may be advantageous to shop around and buy your swimming pool during the winter months:
Better Workmanship: While you’d like to believe you are always getting top notch quality of work from pool installers, they are often over-booked in the summer and may do a hasty installation job.
During the winter months, there is no rush to get things finished, and contractors can take their time and do a thorough installation job. Working conditions are also more desirable, as workers aren’t outside in the sweltering sun and humidity for hours on end. Careless, sloppy mistakes are less likely to happen and you’ll get more personalized service.
100% Ready for Spring/Summer: If you select and install your pool now, you’ll be guaranteed that your pool will be ready to open by start of the 2013 swim season. So while some of your neighbors who wait until spring or early summer to install may be left with huge holes in their yards, you’ll be swimming and floating the time away. Another added benefit to installing now is the ability to landscape around your new pool in the warmer months. You can guarantee your backyard is exactly the way you’d like it to look just in time for your Memorial Day barbecue.
Lower Cost: The prices of swimming pools are often lower during winter months since demand is generally lower. Equipment suppliers make their big money over the summer months on pool supplies and pool maintenance, and thus tend to offer promotions and discounts in the off-season to keep sales going throughout the year. They also have to get rid of older or discontinued inventory to make room for new models to be stocked, which again presents a great opportunity for some big savings. Do your homework and find a reputable business offering the best deal.
As the Chinese Proverb goes, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” In other words, don’t procrastinate – if you want the pool of your dreams, the best time to start planning and installing is now.