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The Pros And Cons Of Having A Swimming Pool Built In Fall

by Tara Pena

If you love to swim or hang out in the water, you may be thinking about having a swimming pool built in your backyard. Most people think about having a pool installed in late winter and then have it constructed in the spring months, allowing them to enjoy their pool during the summer. However, instead of waiting until spring, fall may be the perfect time to have your pool constructed. Learning the pros and cons can help you decide. Here are a couple of the pros and cons of having a swimming pool built in the fall. 

The Cons of Having a Swimming Pool Built in Fall

You Miss Swimming Season

The biggest downside to having a swimming pool built in the fall months is that you miss swimming season. Many people love instant gratification. They want to be able to swim in the pool they just spent thousands of dollars on right away. They may not want to wait months. If you fall in this boat, having the pool built in the fall will not give you this instant gratification. You will have to wait until the late spring or early summer months to try your pool out for the first time. 

Landscaping Can Be an Issue

The other con to having a swimming pool built in the fall months is that landscaping can be an issue. If the pool building process drags on, it may get too cold to plant grass, trees or shrubs. Unfortunately, this may mean that you are left with piles of dirt, which can quickly turn to mud, until spring weather hits. This can be unappealing and may be messy if you have a dog that needs to go outside to potty. 

The Pros of Having a Swimming Pool Built in Fall

You Are Not Stressed With Delays

One of the biggest benefits to having a pool built in the fall months is that you may not get as stressed out with delays. Depending on the type of pool you are having constructed, it can take over a month for the pool to be completed. Unfortunately, there may be delays in the process, including delays getting permits, delays getting the right contractor out there or delays getting parts. If you have the pool built in spring, these delays may irritate you, as you want to ensure your pool is up and ready for the warm weather. In the fall, you may be able to let the delays roll off your shoulders easily, as there is plenty of time to finish the pool before warm weather hits, even with substantial delays. 

Prices May Be Cheaper

The other advantage to having a swimming pool built in the fall is that prices may be cheaper. Pool construction is a supply and demand business. Demand is higher in the spring and early summer months, and lesser in the fall in winter months. As such, contractors may be more willing to cut you a deal, helping you to get a lower price. 

Taking the time to weigh the pros and cons of building a pool in the fall months will help you decide if it is right for you. If you are ready to get started on your new pool, contact a custom pool designer to get started today.