So, you’re planning on getting an inground pool…but is now the right time to make your move? Planning when to buy a pool can impact your budget, so it’s important to choose wisely. So, when is the best time of year to buy a pool in North Carolina? Let’s dive in!
You may have heard that it’s less expensive to install a pool during the “off-season,” but what does that really mean? Since the labor, materials, and overhead are essentially the same all year long, Parrot Bay’s installation pricing is consistent throughout the year. However, seasonal changes in demand and the impact of local weather conditions may lead to variations in your construction timelines. Want to know more? Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons of installing a fiberglass pool in North Carolina during each of the four seasons.
Spring is one of the best seasons for pool purchases. With the prospect of warm summer days fresh in their minds, this is the time of year when many homeowners finally decide to take the plunge (and with good reason). A spring installation means that you’ll be able to enjoy your new pool all summer long. If you wait until the summer to install, you may find that popular pool builders already have a full schedule. Springtime puts you ahead of the rush and ensures your family will be swimming at summer’s start.
If you wait until summer to start thinking about getting a pool, you may end up feeling disappointed. Pool builders’ schedules are often full during the early- to mid-summer. If you haven’t already selected your pool package and initiated your installation, you may end up on a waiting list.
The late summer rains can also saturate your soil, making installation more difficult and potentially impacting your timeline for completion. Combine all of these factors together, and you can see that there’s a good chance you won’t be able to enjoy your new pool until the spring season comes around.
The autumn season is a good time to start your pool-buying journey. The weather is typically mild in North Carolina during the fall, with October traditionally being the driest month of the year. Not only will you have fewer weather issues to slow down your installation, but it’s also the ideal time to plant trees and flowers to accent your pool area.
While you may have to wait a few months before you can use your pool, starting in the fall ensures that your backyard oasis will be ready as soon as the warm spring weather arrives.
You may not be thinking about swimming in the dead of winter, but this is actually one of the best times to buy a pool. There are typically far shorter wait times during the winter months. You’ll also have plenty of time to work on your project, so you can be sure your pool area is fully equipped with all the games, accessories, and other fun add-ons before it’s time to dive in and start enjoying summertime fun.
Buying a pool before the year’s end might also give you the chance to take advantage of deals and avoid manufacturer’s price increases, which typically go into effect at the start of the new year.
As you consider the best time of year to start creating your backyard oasis, remember that it takes time to finalize a pool purchase. If you don’t plan to pay cash, you’ll typically want to start by arranging for pool financing. Then you’ll need to share your plot plan with the pool builder to determine the best pool size for your backyard space.
Depending on how decisive you are and whether you already know which pool add-ons and features you’ll need, selecting your pool can also take some time. In addition, when working with Parrot Bay, you’ll need to line up a landscaper to help beautify your backyard once the pool is installed. With all these variables in mind, it’s clear that it’s almost always better to start the pool buying process earlier rather than later.
The choice is yours! Simply weigh the pros and cons above, then decide what works best with your schedule and is most likely to meet your needs. If you want to be able to jump in and swim right away, spring is best so you’re all set for those summer months! Or, if you’re focusing on laying grass seeds near the pool, you may want to get started while the soil is still warm in fall before the cold of winter arrives.
Parrot Bay offers speedy installation all year round, with the main variable being our in-stock inventory. Decide on your pool and then schedule a consultation to see how fast we can get you on our installation calendar!