Top 3 Reasons to Start your Pool Planning Now

December 13, 2019 Written by: Nick Luisi


Winter might not seem like the right time for swimming, but it may very well be the best time to plan your pool. If nothing else, the cold winter months should provide the kind of inspiration you need to begin planning your pool so when the warm weather months arrive, you’ll be prepared and ready to jump right in.

So why now? While we’re just at the onset of winter, taking a dive into a pool might seem like the furthest thing from your mind. However, there’s no better time than right now to begin planning your pool, and here are 3 great reasons why:

Pool Installation is More Affordable – Most pool installations happen in spring or early summer, so naturally, as demand increases, costs increase. A more cost-effective approach to planning a new pool in time for summer is to begin design and installation during the months leading up to the season. By giving yourself ample time to plan a pool during the colder seasons, you’re also more likely to end up with the kind of results you’re hoping for.

Pool Installation is More Accessible – Since pool installations are in lower demand during the colder months but those who are responsible for doing the work are also more available. Builders, landscapers, and designers will be more willing to take on work at a fair cost. In addition, getting ahold of a permit might be an easier endeavor, as permit offices aren’t as inundated with permit applications and therefore might be able to process them with more efficiency.

Your Environment is Prime for Pool Planning – The other advantage of planning a pool in fall or winter is that you’ve got essentially a blank slate for planning the design and surrounding environment of your pool. With little to no vegetation to get in the way, you can more easily see the bigger picture of how your pool can be the perfect complement to your backyard. You can easily incorporate great design ideas in your landscaping for the area surrounding your new pool, you can plant shrubs, trees, flowers, and hedges at the appropriate times so that when it’s time to swim in summer, you have the natural beauty of your environment to complete your surroundings.

If nothing else, planning your pool during the winter can be a great way to distract you from the chilly weather. If you want to get started planning your pool now, Sunset Pools & Spas is here to help you develop your ideas and give you a fair estimate of what you can expect to spend.

If you’re interested in financing your pool installation, we’re here to simplify that process as well. Sunset Pools & Spas partners with Lifestream, an online lending division of SunTrust Bank, for low-fixed interests rates and no fees to make affording a pool a breeze. Just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you build the pool of your dreams.