Fall is the Best Time to Install a Pool: Here’s Why

With winter right around the corner, you may be kicking yourself for not completing as many projects this summer as you may have originally hoped to. The good news is, there’s still time! In fact, now is the perfect time to start planning the perfect addition to your backyard oasis: a swimming pool. That way next summer you can beat the heat in the comfort of your own backyard as well as create the perfect centerpiece for the coming years’ backyard gatherings, all while increasing the value of your home. Read on to find out why this fall and winter are the best times to install your new pool.


Adding your new pool in the fall means you can avoid the scheduling chaos of the summer and spring months. Also meaning a shorter wait time for you. Not only that, but your pool will breathe new life into the rest of your year, adding value to your home along the way. 

Predictable Weather

One of the best things about fall is the short-lived predictability of the weather. Unexpected rain and other unsavory weather during spring and summer months can prolong construction and create unforeseen setbacks in the construction of your pool. Building in the fall can make it easier for construction to be done in a shorter amount of time by staying on schedule and avoiding building delays.

Favorable Conditions

Another added benefit of having your dream pool crafted in the autumn months is the condition of the ground during cooler months. With consistently lower temperatures, your yard is typically much drier meaning your terrain tends to be more resilient to the disruption of construction. With your plants most likely already being past peak bloom, your landscape will be less affected. Because the installation of a swimming pool will always cause some damage to a yard, it will take some time to re-grow the grass/vegetation around the pool area. This is why it’s typically better to give yourself 4–6 months for proper landscaping and vegetation growth versus 1–2 months in the spring.

Potential for savings

With many companies already making a majority of their profits through the busy seasons, oftentimes they will offer promotional discounts for the “off-season”. The cost of materials also tends to dip below average in the cooler months. In many cases, the interest you spend financing your swimming pool can be used as a tax write-off at the end of the year. If you’re unsure of a budget or price range for the project, consider a free consultation.

Why wait for the less favorable conditions of spring when the perfect time to build your pool is now? With construction out of the way, all you’ll have to do next summer is enjoy your new outdoor space. Get started planning your pool and beat the post hibernation rush. Need a little help bringing your dream oasis to fruition? Talk to a professional.