WHY IS THE END OF SUMMER AND FIRST OF FALL THE BEST TIME TO PURCHASE A POOL?
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