Digital tablet with photo of house and pool on top of blueprints So, you’ve always dreamed of adding a swimming pool to your backyard, but when should you get started? Many homeowners believe spring and summer are the best times to plan for and install a pool, but fall is actually the preferred season for contractors and pool installation specialists.

B&B Custom Pools is a trusted company with more than fifty years of pool design and construction experience throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and the greater Wyoming Valley areas in Pennsylvania. Here, we’ll share more insight on why fall is the best time to get your pool installation plans started.

Get a Detailed Design Process

One reason fall is the best time to get your pool installation process started is because it provides you with the chance to really give the design some thought. Make sure it’s perfect before you have to start construction. If you start your project in spring and want it done in time for summer, you might feel rushed and may end up choosing a swimming pool design or style that’s not your favorite. At B&B Custom Pools, we offer an in-depth consultation and design process to ensure we create your dream pool. Starting in the fall or early winter gives you plenty of time to consider all your options.

Our initial, no-cost consultation helps our contractors understand your desires for the project, including design features, amenities, and any special requests. Once the consultation is completed, our experienced staff designs a pool customized to your backyard and specifications.  The final approval is up to you, and starting the design process in the fall lets you make as many adjustments as you’d like before construction kicks off.

Allow Ample Time for Installation

Although you may think the weather in spring and summer is better for pool installation, fall is a great season to start construction because there is enough time to complete the installation without a tight deadline. We can start the excavation and install the pool shell into late fall or early winter.   We can then be ready to finish the pool in plenty of time for summer enjoyment.  No one building a pool wants to spend the summer without it, so start the project in the fall or early winter to ensure ample time for the whole process, including consultation, design, and installation.

Modern gunite pools that offer a lifetime of value can take between eight to twelve weeks to finish once permits are obtained, but this can vary based on the type of pool, location, and season. If you want to make sure you can use your pool right away when May or June comes around, it’s recommended to at least have the installation process started in in the fall, early winter or early spring. However, if you live in a snowy climate, you’ll need the work done before the ground gets too hard and covered with snow. In such climates, starting the process in the fall means you can allow for the proper installation time of your pool.

Customize the Area

When you start the pool installation process in the fall, you can even have time to customize your backyard further before the next summer rolls around. In general, the pool excavation and gunite shell installation need to be completed before other aspects of the backyard project can begin.   At B&B Custom Pools, we believe that beautifying your backyard doesn’t end at the pool installation. We also offer services like landscaping and outdoor living design so you can personalize your space even more to your aesthetic and preferences. We offer additions like these:

  • Outdoor lighting
  • Structures such as buildings, playhouses, and covered dining areas
  • Water features such as fountains, ponds, pools, slides
  • Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces
  • Outdoor kitchens

Start your pool installation in the fall to make sure you have time to add the finishing touches to your backyard before summer arrives and guests start visiting.

Contact Us Now to Be Ready to Swim by Summertime

If you’re ready to take the next step in the pool installation process this fall, B&B Custom Pools is ready to help. Serving the greater Lehigh Valley area and surrounding areas, B&B Custom Pools offers many services in addition to pool design and construction, including commercial pool and pool renovation services. Contact us today to get started on your pool installation and be ready to swim by next summer.