Okay, you have decided to finally purchase that new inground pool you have always wanted.  The question is when is it the best time to have a pool built.  Typically, a pool sales person will let you know that NOW is the very best time to purchase and then let you know that prices will never be lower than NOW.

A FALL PURCHASE’s main downside is quite obvious.  You might have to wait until Spring to start swimming.  Keep in mind that many pool owners in Texas and surrounding states swim well into October and start swimming again in early March.  In this case, building a pool makes lots of sense.  Pool builders are not quite as busy and feel the need to keep their quotes as low as possible.  Forgetting about price for a moment, you will have all fall, winter, and early spring to get your landscaping in place, that outdoor kitchen completed, and to be 100% ready for that first pool party of the season.

A WINTER PURCHASE may help you maximize your negotiating leverage with a pool builder.  but keep the following in mind.   If the winter is too harsh or wet, the pool construction may be more difficult and take longer to complete than is usual.  As well, it is traditional in the pool business for lots of significant price increases to take place in January from vendors, distributors, and manufacturers.  Frankly, I don’t recall the last time that prices went down on materials and supplies it takes to construct a new pool.

IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO FINANCE there are lots of opinions from the talking heads on TV that interest rates will have to rise before and after the first part of the year.  Bottom line, any savings you may have negotiated with the pool company may very well disappear if interest rates do indeed go up.

To wrap things up on this blog subject, prices always go up along with father time’s passing.  It is better to pay a little more for the swimming pool that you really want then to get a ‘DEAL’ on a pool that turns out to be a pool that you just ‘settled’ for because of a lower price.  This is true no matter what the calendar says!

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.  Robert Lewis Stevenson

San Jacinto

San Jacinto

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San Marcos


  1. Justin A. says:

    Hi Wayne,
    We had you build our pool 2 years ago October. As you say above, we were able to get all our grass and landscaping in order way prior to swimming in early March. You made several suggestions that we utilized and have been very happy with your work and professionalism.

    Thanks again,

    • wayne says:

      Howdy Justin and nice to hear from you! Thanks also for your opinion and glad you like our work performed on your beautiful, affordable, VERY LOW maintenance American Fiberglass Pool model San Jacinto.

  2. Roger Yeager says:

    We want to have a sales rep stop by to assist us in placement/sizing of a new pool. We do not have a large yard. Call @ 281*******. Best time to call is evening.

    • wayne says:

      Thanks for selecting an American Fiberglass Pool model Guadalupe to complement your huge backyard. We have applied for you HOA approval. If all goes as planned, we should see you again in 2-3 weeks to begin the pool installation.

  3. Denise Camparetto says:

    While sitting around waiting on the hurricane Harvey decides where to go, we resurrected our pool plans. Our only interest is in a fiberglass pool.

    Please have one of your folks call after the passing of the storm.

    Thank you!

    • wayne says:

      I’m glad that we met with you last Friday and welcome aboard our scheduled installations for late September. We are going to do a beautiful job for you!

  4. Dave Hornung says:

    Great job you did for us this May. In spite of the wet stuff, you finished our pool in a little over 2 weeks.
    Your guys were really great and we appreciate their attention to the small stuff, their efforts to keep the yard clean, and their warm personalities.

  5. Ed Barnhart says:

    I am glad that I ran across your blog. Your ideas to buy soon do make a whole lot of sense.i have always wanted a pool for my family to enjoy. My research all leads back to fiberglass POOLS being the best type of pool for lower maintenance and for shifting soil conditions. Please call me at 713*******

  6. Georgio Calvi says:

    I always take a lot of time to do lots of research on almost everything I purchase. Your company, product, and reputation all are excellent all over the web.
    I would appreciate your staff giving me a call. We live in Sugar land, TX.
    Thank you.


    • wayne says:

      Thanks for selecting American Fiberglass Pools to be your pool builder of choice! You are going to enjoy working with us.

  7. Stuart Ford says:

    Have a sales representative call at 713-***-****.

    We have wanted to own a fiberglass pool for years.
    I grew up with a pool that you built for my parents in 1973 in Orange.

    • wayne says:

      1973 was many moons ago! We always like to hear from folks like you! Glad we were able to visit with you inspite of the hurricane and welcome to our list of over 46 1/2 years of clients.

  8. Abraham Glocksein says:

    Hi, I and want you to know that I have been a reader of your blog for over a year.

    My wife and I are ready to take the next step to have an estimate on a pool. You built a pool for one of my co-workers 14 years ago. He still happily recommended your company and products.

    Our target date to begin construction is the first of October when I get my bonus.

    Please call me. My home phone is 281******* and my cell phone is 713*******.

    • wayne says:

      Happy to visit with you this upcoming Saturday. We will work hard to make you as pleased with an American Fiberglass Pool as your friends the Bohacs are!

  9. William Haas says:

    Please call us regarding a new pool. We want the biggest pool available that you make. Your Guadalupe model seems to be the biggest fiberglass pool available in the country.


    • wayne says:

      You are correct. The American Fiberglass Pool model 19′x43′ Guadalupe is the largest fiberglass pool I know of anywhere. See you Sunday at 2pm.

  10. Glenn Tabor says:

    Enjoy your blog, some good advise there. Feel free to call me at 469*******. Only interested in a larger diving pool. Want to have the pool built this fall.

    • wayne says:

      Good thinking about a fall installation! Take a look at our 18′ x 42′ Frio before I arrive on Monday to visit you.

  11. Dolly says:

    My husband & I have been wanting a pool forever.We are now ready to rock.

    Please have one of your sales persons get with us asap!


    • wayne says:

      Perfect timing to build a pool now young lady! I understand one of my troops is visiting with you tonight. Happy swimming soon!

  12. Tia G. says:

    Your company has an excellent reputation. Your product has fantastic reviews as well. Our interest is in a rather large pool that has a deep end for diving.

    Have someone contact us please as soon as possible.

    Thank you!

  13. Dan Johnson says:

    Please have an agent from your company contact me about a new pool. I would like to have the pool built by early November.

    Many thanks

    • wayne says:

      We are your pool company if you need the pool build completed by November 1. The permits will take 3-4 weeks to obtain.

  14. Gigli Fryar says:

    We would like to have one of your fiberglass POOLS.
    The model of interest is the Pecos. Please contact us to set an appointment to visit us. Thank you.

    713 *** ****

  15. Brion says:

    My wife and I have performed countless hours of research about in ground pool options.

    That all accumulated to fiberglass pools are the only way to go.

    Please take a minute to call and set up a yard review with us.

    Thank you. 210*******

    • wayne says:

      An educated customer typically does buy a pool from us! As discussed earlier today, I will be in your area late Monday afternoon. See ya then!