There are more than 10 million residential swimming pools across America, and they make great places for cooling off in the summer, exercising, and socializing with friends and family. Building a new pool can be a major project that can take months to complete, but it can also significantly improve the value of your home. In this blog post, we will discuss when you should start thinking about building a new pool and some of the steps that go into the process from concept to completion.
When to Start Thinking About Building a New Pool
Let’s go through the 5 steps in any new pool project, from idea to implementation.
1. Start Before Pool Season
In most cases, an inground pool project is a 3 to 4-month process. Let’s say that you make the decision to build in late April. That means you won’t be getting into your new pool until at least mid-July, maybe even August. In addition, building in a few weeks of wiggle room for unforeseen delays is wise. Even when it’s cold out, we can excavate and grade the site – even frame out the pool. Starting in January or February is a great time to get underway so you can swim immediately when pool season starts.
2. Budget Planning
Once you know you’re ready to build, the next step is to determine if you can afford it. You will need to factor in all the costs that come with a new pool, including building permits, excavation equipment rental, and materials for construction. It is also a good idea to speak with a financial advisor so that you can be certain that you are working within your budget.
3. Pool Selection
The next step in the process of building a new pool is to determine what type you want within your budget. There are a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from, so you will need to measure your backyard before making any final decisions. It is also a good idea to meet with our professional team before you decide on your final plan so that we can give you suggestions based on our experience.
Another benefit of starting the design process in the fall or winter is that it allows you to add extra features to your pool before the weather gets too hot. This can include things like colorful pool lights, a relaxing waterfall feature, a swim-up bar, or decorative boulders. It is also a good idea to have all the decision makers in your household present at the design meeting so that everyone is on the same page about what they want from their new pool.
Before construction can begin, we will need to submit your pool design to the city and get the permit. This can take some time, so it is a good idea to start this process early in the year. This will ensure that your pool is ready by the start of swim season, and that you won’t have to rush the build or sacrifice quality for timeliness.
We take over the installation process to build your dream pool! If construction is done by the spring, you can then begin to plant your landscape around your new pool and create a beautiful oasis in your backyard. This gives the plants a chance to establish themselves before the weather gets too hot, and it also means that you will be able to enjoy your new pool during the prime swim season!
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If you build your pool in the fall or winter, it will be much easier for our team to work on the job site. Texas summers are very hot and humid, and the builders will be able to work more efficiently in cooler temperatures. This will save you money on labor costs and allow your new pool to be finished in plenty of time for the start of swim season. Get a free estimate and get started with your new pool!