Best Time of Year to Purchase a Swimming Pool

You have been fantasizing about your pool paradise for some time, and you’re finally ready to start the process of purchasing a new swimming pool. You might begin researching by asking yourself when is the best time of year to start the process. The best time of year is different for different people, and it all comes down to what is important to you.  The purchasing and planning of the design and the layout of your pool should begin well in advance of when you want the installation to begin. In fact, you will want to start reaching out to pool builders at least three months prior your anticipated installation time. Some builders keep an installation schedule of 3-6 months out. So the earlier you start planning, the better. Here are some of the pros and cons you should think about before deciding what season to begin installation of your new pool.


The springtime is an ideal time to begin the installation process because it allows you to have all of the summer to enjoy your swimming pool. However, spring showers can cause potential delays in the installation process and create a muddy mess in your backyard. Delays in the process can affect when your pool opens and push your open date further back than you might wish. Spring is also a popular time for pool builders, so getting on a pool builder’s schedule may be difficult. You may need to account for the possibility of an extended timeline if you would like to start the process in spring.


Summer is a hot and dry season which typically makes the installation process quicker and causes less destruction in your backyard. This season is obviously a popular time for pools to be installed because people want to enjoy the hot weather by their pool as quickly as possible. Because of the high demand for pools, keep in mind that pool builders are very busy and are managing multiple projects at once. If you’re going to install your pool in the summertime, late summer would be the ideal time to begin contacting pool manufacturers to start building your swimming pool. They will want to extend their busy season, and most of their projects from spring or early summer will be wrapping up, so you will have most of their attention on your swimming pool.


Fall is the best time of year to plant trees and flowers, making the season a great time to begin building your swimming pool and planning the landscaping around your pool. The ground is also drier this month and will make the installation process faster and easier. The downside of building in the fall is that you won’t be able to enjoy your swimming pool for a few months.




If you agree to a winter installation, you may have opportunities to take advantage of discounts and deals before manufacturers increase their prices for the new year. Once the installation process is complete, you will be completely ready to use your new swimming pool when the weather warms up. However, winter storms may cause significant delays in the installation process, leaving you to look at a disaster in your backyard all winter long.

As you can see, any time of year offers different scenarios that you will have to consider when you are ready to begin installing your swimming pool. You just have to think long and hard about what is important to you and what makes the most sense for you and your family. Whenever you are ready to get started, we can help you find a reputable dealer. Also, be sure to check out our Pool Paradise Guide to help turn your backyard into your paradise.