Why is having your pool built in winter a great idea?
Only when summer is around the corner do lots of people suddenly spring into action and decide to engage a pool company to build a swimming pool. There are plenty of good reasons to HAVE a swimming pool in summer, but hardly any reasons to BUILD a swimming pool during summer.
First off, it rains a lot during summer. Rain will definitely cause delays in the building of your pool, and could even force your contractor to redo work that was completed before the rain started.
Pool companies are run off their feet during the summer months ñ which means your new pool probably won’t be built with the same tender loving care that a contractor could provide during a quieter time of year when their work is less manically paced.
Making a spur-of-the-moment decision to stay cool in a pool this summer could lead you to place the job in the wrong hands. Many unscrupulous builders are waiting in the shadows to take your money in the ‘heat’ of the moment.
From a purely practical point of view, architectural drawings will never be ready in time to get permission to start building in time for you to enjoy a brand new pool this summer. Blupool still comes across customers who say that the previous pool company said that they didn’t need plans. Well, that’s a load of rubbish!
The fact of the matter is that while your swimming pool will be an absolute joy to you and your family once it is installed, it’s better to slow down, take a deep breath and do your homework properly.
Here are some of the factors that you’ll need to consider:
Which company will you choose and why?
Where do you want the pool?
What will the main use of the pool be?
What size pool do you want (or need)?
If you find yourself without a pool this summer because you’ve left it too late, then now is the time to get the ball rolling for next summer. It’s time to get going by obtaining architect’s drawings, getting prices for different types of pools and finding out what your options are when it comes to pool automation. Obtaining and drawing up plans can take from three to six months from start to finish. If you don’t get started now, you’re likely to find yourself in the exact same position – without a pool – by the time next summer comes around.