This summer had plenty of hot days, but social distancing may have meant your local club pool was closed. So, you may have been envious of your neighbors who have inground pools. 2020 is definitely the year of the staycation, and having an inground pool made all the difference this summer for Maryland families. If you’ve been dreaming of getting your own pool, you may be interested to in learning more about why Fall may be the best time to install an inground pool.
Most people think spring is as the best time to install an inground pool. But springtime is usually the busiest time for pool contractors, and you may have to wait in line for your inground pool installation. On the other hand, Fall is when things are slowing down for inground pool contractors. You can use that to your advantage. Some of the benefits of installing an inground pool in autumn or even winter include:
- You may be able to get a lower overall inground pool cost than you would in the spring and summer.
- You can avoid annual increases in the Cost of Goods.
- Your pool landscaping gets a head start during cool weather before the hot days of summer arrive.
- There may be tax advantages.
Let’s take a look.
Lower Cost to Install an Inground Pool
A lower cost to install an inground pool in the fall is partly due to the law of supply and demand. Demand for inground pool installation is higher in the spring and summer. Higher demand means higher prices. Inground pool costs are lower in the autumn and winter as demand falls. Swimming pool contractors don’t stop working when the temperatures fall. They need to keep paying the bills just like everyone else. So they may be more likely to offer special pricing to attract new business.
Cost of Materials
Nearly every New Year, we see a “cost of goods” increase from our suppliers. So do other inground pool builders. If we hope to make a profit, we must pass some of those increased materials costs on to our clients.
You’re probably familiar with planting spring bulbs in the fall, or over seeding your lawn in the fall. Both of these allow the bulbs and seed to get a head start in the cool weather of fall. Inground pool installation involves heavy equipment and excavation. This leaves your pool area in need of some new landscaping. Planting grass, trees, and shrubs in the fall gives your new landscaping a head start, making all plant material more likely to survive the heat of summer.
Possible Tax Benefits
Be sure to check with your accountant, but in many cases, the interest you pay on a home equity loan to finance your inground pool installation is tax deductible.
The only real disadvantage to a fall or winter inground pool installation is unless there are some warmer temperatures you won’t be able to enjoy your pool right away. You may want to consider adding a pool heater to keep your pool and spa comfortable in cooler temperatures.
Woodfield Outdoors is now scheduling inground pool installation for the fall months.