Many people wonder what time of year is the best for building a new swimming pool. The answer is really anytime! However, here in Central Florida, fall and winter are the ideal seasons for building a pool especially when considering our weather. Here are some of the reasons now is the time to pull the trigger on building your dream pool.
Your Pool Will Be Ready for Pool Season
The excitement of your very first pool party is felt among all new pool owners. Inevitably, there will be some delays (inspections, weather, electricians); however, it is safe to say that if you start construction on your new pool in the fall or winter, it will be ready by the start of pool season. Pools by Bradly’s construction time from once the pool shell is shot is 10-14 weeks. This puts you at the perfect spot to have your very first pool party by the first day of summer! Plus, if you want to add patio furniture or pool games, fall is a good time to find them on sale.
Avoid Weather Delays & Messes
It’s a fact that fall and winter weather is much calmer than the spring and summer weather here in Central Florida. The storms that roll through in spring and summer can be detrimental to keeping on schedule with pool construction. In fact, according to the Weather Atlas, from May to mid-September, Orlando is hot and rainy with high rainfall averaging between 3.6″ and 7.3″ – the highest amount of precipitation all year round. October through April in Orlando rainfall is only between 1.8″ and 3.2″.
With the ground being drier, there will also be less mess from the construction equipment during the excavation process as they won’t sink down into muddy soil and create big ruts. Fall is also the best time for new landscaping such as trees and flower bulbs as well as new grass seed so they’re all ready for growth when Spring arrives. These facts, plus the time frame needed to build a pool puts Fall and Winter as the best months to start new pool construction!
Save on Labor and Resources
Even though you can enjoy swimming pools pretty much year-round here in Central Florida, the most popular months to add a new swimming pool to a home is in the spring and summer. Floridians feel the heat and want to swim right away. With spring and summer being busy season and due to supply and demand, it is also the most expensive time to build a pool. With fall and winter being “off season”, labor and resources are significantly less expensive.
The beginning of the year is also when prices tend to rise for building materials, supplies and labor. Consider looking into purchasing all materials before the end of the year to get the biggest bang for your buck. Plus, with the great deal you’re getting on your new swimming pool, you may just be able to get the add-ons that you always wanted! Water features, pool lights, waterfalls and spas are just a few things you can consider adding onto your pool to make your backyard oasis a reality.
For more information on why now is the best time to build a pool, check out the Orlando Weekly article Pools by Bradley is featured in!
Pools by Bradley is Here for YOU
Everyone here at Pools by Bradley lives and breathes our mission of designing and building your ultimate outdoor pool atmosphere. We intend to inspire you to improve the recreational time you spend with your family and friends in your new outdoor environment. Our motto is “take care of the customer and everything else will take care of itself”. When you choose Pools by Bradley to help you build your dream pool, you can rest assured that you’re choosing the very best. As a local family owned and operated company founded in back 1996, we have received numerous design awards and honors. Pools by Bradley is rated as one of the top 50 pool builders in the U.S., plus recognized as the “Best Pool Company” in Orlando by Orlando Magazine several years in a row! We offer custom built pools and spas with additions ranging from water features and lighting effects to rain curtains and water slides…the sky’s the limit! Contact us online or call us today at 407-323-7496 to see how we can help you build the pool of your dreams!