The Top Reasons Why Winter Is The Perfect Time To Install Your Pool

If you’re like most, you’ll start rugging up when the weather begins to cool down and let’s be honest, the thought of swimming is probably at the bottom of your to-do list, but did you know installing a pool in the wintertime is a fantastic idea? Here are all the reasons why you should consider installing your pool at this time of year.

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It's Cheaper

Putting in a pool can be expensive so, if you can save yourself some money in the process, that’s always a good thing. Most book their pool installations when the weather starts to get warmer and because of this winter usually sees the pool industry slow. Many pool builders will offer discounts or incentives to fill their books. It is also around the end of the financial year so you will see plenty of competitive sales. This is the perfect time to get a great deal. Once you have narrowed down a few pool builders, check out their online platforms to see if they are advertising any specials during winter, if they aren’t don’t be afraid to ask them if they have any promotions going.

No Waiting Around

Generally, once winter has passed, pool enquiries and sales pick up again, with their busiest time being summer. Summer is peak season and pool builders aren’t the only ones ran off their feet during this time, most contractors that work alongside pool builders such as electricians, landscapers and fence builders are heavily booked too. The months leading up to Christmas sees a surge in construction-related work as many rush to get jobs done before this period. A lack of pool builders can add delays to your installation and reputable companies will often be at full capacity by December. You can avoid having to deal with this by installing your pool in winter, while delays can still happen, the installation is likely to go much faster than if you attempt to build in peak season. If you decide to hold off and get your pool installed when the weather warms up, you need to be prepared for the possibility of delays and potentially not getting your pool installed on the exact date you may have hoped.

Flexibility On When Your Pool Is Installed

Following on from the above, another positive to installing your pool in winter is there are more time slots available and more builders on hand ready to build your pool at a time that suits rather than when they can fit you in. This allows you to plan your pool build better than waiting until the last minute. If you do book in summer, try and wait until the new year if possible as many builders are past the bulk of the Christmas rush and have more time on their books, giving you more flexibility when it comes to the date and time you want your pool installed. As fibreglass pools can be installed relatively quickly, you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the pool before it starts to cool down again.

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No Better Time To Plant

A jaw-dropping pool has well thought out design elements around it. Not having any type of greenery around your pool area or backyard can make the pool look bland and lacklustre. Winter may not be the best time to swim but it is an ideal time to get started on your landscaping. Why? Because plants take time to grow and by planting them in the winter, they will be well-rooted and looking established come summer. If your grass or plants do get damaged when installing your pool, they will have recovered fully once the warmer months approach. Another bonus, we all know lawns grow rampantly in the summer, so putting your pool in during the winter means less lawn you’ll have to mow when summer arrives.

More Convenient

Most of us don’t use our backyards as much in winter, we tend to be inside more often keeping warm which means that having pool builders and machinery at your home is going to cause minimal disruption. Installing in summer can be a hassle as this is when you are going to want to be out the back enjoying the sunshine.

You Can Start Your Swimming Season Earlier

Your pool will be all ready to go and your greenery will be looking tip-top once summer is here, this can equal less stress in the lead up to Christmas, not having to navigate your way through a pool build as well as the additional stressors that that time of the year brings. Waiting until summer means you will be in the middle of the pool installation during the hottest months when you could be swimming in it

No Rushed Decisions

A pool is a big purchase and one that is very difficult and expensive to change once it’s installed, so its important that you get it right the first time. Take the time to know all of your options, the layout of the pool and which type is going to serve you and your family the best. By starting the pool process early, you have the freedom to run through these options without the risk of making any hasty decisions simply to get the pool installed as soon as you can so you can make the most of it in summer. By doing this, you’re more likely to end up with a pool you’re happy with long term not just for now.

By starting the pool process early, you have the freedom to run through your options without making any hasty decisions simply to get the pool installed as soon as you can by Summer

Installing Your Pool In Winter Doesn't Mean You Have To Wait Until Summer To Swim In It

While the kids may be eager to jump in the pool in the middle of winter, you may not be as keen on the idea. You can enjoy your pool comfortably year-round with the help of a heating system. Even in the hottest parts of Australia, it generally isn’t warm enough to swim in during the winter months and the water temperature can plummet by up to 10 degrees, understandably, this is intolerable for some. You may be thinking heating sounds expensive, well it can be depending on which type of system you choose. There are three main types, gas, solar and electric, each come with their own set of pros and cons, however solar is extremely popular because of the cost-saving benefits they offer as well as being environmentally friendly. To keep your heating costs as low as possible, it pays to turn it off when it is not in use.
As outlined, installing a pool in winter has many advantages. The biggest motivators are saving money and be able to enjoy your pool come summer instead of waiting for it to be installed. If you want a fuss-free pool install that works to your schedule, there is no better time than winter to build the pool of your dreams.
If you’re ready to turn your pool visions into reality this winter or if you have any questions, get in contact with our friendly team here at Barrier Reef National, it’s never too early to discuss your options and we’d be happy to run through them with you.