What’s the Best Time of Year to Buy a New Inground Fiberglass Pool?

The best time to buy a new inground fiberglass pool is NOW!

fiberglass pool in the autumnIf the leaves are falling and your thoughts are turning to Halloween costumes, turkey dinners, holiday cookie baking and ringing in the new year, does that mean it’s too late to think about buying a new inground fiberglass pool?

Absolutely not. 

In fact, it’s the best of times! The planning of your new fiberglass pool oasis should begin well in advance of when you want your swimming pool installation to begin. In fact, you’ll want to start reaching out to inground pool builders a minimum of six months prior to your anticipated installation time. Some builders are booked a year in advance! So, the earlier you start planning, the better.

Obviously, summer is the time when we think about pools the most (especially when we don’t have one). But if you shop in the summer, you’ll likely have to wait until the following summer to enjoy your new pool. Starting in the spring will at least give you a headstart on pool installation season, but it still might be too late to get on your builder’s calendar for that year. So, fall and winter are great times to think about getting a new fiberglass inground pool. However, no matter when you start shopping, the only thing that really matters is finding the perfect pool for your family. And, as they say, there’s no time like the present. There are reasons to shop for a new fiberglass pool in every season, so let’s take a deeper dive!


Fall is a great time of year to plan your fiberglass pool project. First of all, pool installers are just wrapping up their summer installation schedules. They’ll take a moment to catch their breath, and then they’ll be ready to dive into the spring installation schedule for next year. If you move quickly, and it’s a warm fall, you might even be able to get started on installation before the snow flies! Fall is also a great time to plant trees and flowers, so if your pool is installed in the fall, you can finish the landscaping around your new backyard swimming pool oasis as well.


Winter is the best time to shop for your new fiberglass pool. Imagine the looks on the kids’ faces if you wrapped up a picture of a beautiful new pool and put it under the tree, or if you showed them a video of a new fiberglass swimming pool on Christmas morning.

If you get all of your pool project’s details nailed down before the ground is covered in snow, you might be first on the list for spring installations, and you’ll be enjoying your new fiberglass pool the minute it’s warm enough to do so.

And here are a few more reasons why winter is the perfect time to buy a pool: Some (not all) pool builders offer discounts for winter purchases. Also, new fiberglass pool designs typically become available around the first of the year. So, if you’re a trend-setter and like being the first to have new things, you can get ahead of the crowd with the latest and greatest fiberglass pool innovations, like the world’s first sunken living area fiberglass pool designs and the only TRUE beach entry fiberglass pool designs.


Spring seems like an obvious time to start thinking about spending the upcoming summer lounging by your new pool. And what better way to spend that tax refund than to help finance your new fiberglass swimming pool? However, if you wait until April or later to begin planning your pool project, you might find that your pool builder of choice is already booked through the end of summer. At the same time, it’s never too late to begin planning. If you start in the spring and plan your pool project quickly, you might still be able to get in the swim before the summer starts to cool down, or at least get on the waitlist before someone else.


To summer pool shoppers we say, “Welcome! Better late than never!” If your family is divided into “pro-pool” and “no-pool” camps, a long, really hot summer might be just the ammunition you need to convince them about getting a pool. If that happens, call your local pool builder right away. But don’t be disappointed if they don’t get back to you immediately. Trying to order a pool in July is like waiting until noon on Valentine’s Day to try to book a romantic table for two for 7:00 p.m … it’s not impossible, but a lot of other people have already had the same idea, and you’ll most likely have to try harder. Don’t give up though! If your lucky stars align, you might still be lounging on a fabulous new tanning ledge or living life on the beach with a new beach entry fiberglass pool before the leaves start to turn. If you get a fiberglass pool that’s automatic pool cover-ready, you can extend your swim season even longer. And, if the installation isn’t complete until swim season is over, you’ll have the winter to collect pool toys and shop for pool accessories, study up on pool maintenance and learn about water safety. Then, you can open your new pool as soon as the last chance of snow has passed.

The time is now! 

Once you’re living the fiberglass pool lifestyle, you may not even remember when you started shopping for one. You’ll just know that you’re creating a lifetime of memories with your family and friends, enjoying staycations instead of going on vacations, spending quality time with your kids, throwing awesome pool parties that everyone hopes to get invited to and relaxing like you never have before.

So, what are you waiting for? 

Get an estimate on a fabulous inground fiberglass pool today! 

About Thursday Pools

Thursday Pools is the proud designer and manufacturer of the world’s most durable fiberglass pools. We are ISO 9001 certified, which means that our low-maintenance, quality fiberglass pool shells are made with high quality materials that ensure that we reach the highest standards in the industry. We are also ISO 14001 certified, which means we are committed to environmental stewardship.

Our one-piece, inground fiberglass swimming pool manufacturing facility is located in Fortville, Indiana. At Thursday Pools, we aspire to build the best fiberglass pools in the world and to help our customers create a lifetime of memories with their family and friends. With Thursday Pools, your weekend starts early!