Spring is just around the corner and in no time the hot summer will be here. Now is the ideal time to buy your new swimming pool.
No one puts it better than Marcus Sheridan of River Pools fame in his recent blog 5 Reasons You Should NOT Wait Until March to Buy Your Inground Swimming Pool. Here is a part of that blog:
I’m sure by now you get my point, but allow me to simply list 5 reasons why you need to buy your swimming pool in January/February versus waiting until after March 1.
1. You’ll likely spend more money if you wait: Look, it’s my job to be honest with you on this blog and this is as honest as it gets. When demand is high, prices are high. When demand is low, prices are low. That’s just how it works. My point? Take advantage of demand! (or lack thereof in this case)
2. You’ll have to wait longer to swim: It’s nothing to get 8-10 weeks backed-up after March. So many people base their buying decisions on warm weather that the flood of sales means that instead of ‘pool guy’ starting as soon as the permit is ready, he can’t actually start for 45, 60, or even more days. This, as you may well imagine, can end up cutting into your swim season.
3. Your yard will have a chance to heal: Pool construction is messy, make no bones about it. After final grading, grass will need time to grow. For those persons that get their pool installed earlier, their yard will look much, much nicer come June 1 compared to the person that waited to make a decision.
4. Less stress: It’s funny how stress-free early season installations are. Homeowners aren’t worried about swimming and so everyone can just relax and enjoy the process for what it is. But let it get hot outside and have the kids asking every few minutes, “Can we swim yet?” and you’ll wish you had acted sooner on your swimming pool purchase.
5. You’re not so rushed: Who wants to be rushed when it comes to spending 30-70k on a swimming pool? I don’t know about you, but I like to feel like I’ve got my wits about me when I’m making such a decision. By shopping for a pool now, you can make a relaxed and informed decision, and not base your thoughts on silly stipulations like ‘which company can start the soonest.’
Buying a pool can be a daunting process, so we put together a guide outlining the steps to getting your very first pool!
When you're ready, get in touch with Able Pool & Spa and we'll get you started in the right direction.