Building a swimming pool takes time. It can take several months to get from the drafting stages to finally relax by your pool. If you’re looking to build a pool this year, plan early and plan ahead. In fact, even though it may not seem like it, the winter is the best time to start speaking with a pool company.
Here are several reasons why starting your pool build in the winter is beneficial.
Shopping For Pool Bids
Gathering bids and information from pool companies will take time. Asking the right questions will save you more time and money. As you shop around for a pool, there are several things to look for in a pool company:
- Match Your Vision: Look for a designer who listens to your needs. Find someone who can incorporate your ideas and bring them to life.
- Fit Your Budget: Cheaper isn’t always better. A low price can mean cutting corners on important aspects of building. Not only are you paying for your pool, but our decades of experience. We can help you design a pool or spa that fits your budget.
- Good Reputation: Check the reviews of any pool company you’re interested in working with. Read testimonials or ask for recommendations on forums. We’re proud of the work we do and our reviews show it.
Researching a pool company takes time. It’s not a decision that should be made after one visit with a company. It’s a large project that needs to be done correctly the first time.
More Time With The Pool Designers
Many homeowners are looking to install pools due to the current pandemic. It’s much safer to stay at home than exposing yourself to the virus at a community pool. To enjoy your pool by the summertime, start the conversation with a pool company like Blue Haven now.
At this time, you can have more time with designers as they design your pool. You can also discuss other projects that you have in mind, such as landscaping. Our sister company, Havenscapes, can coordinate with you to create the perfect yard to go with your new pool.
Planning And Drafting Process
The planning process roughly takes two to three weeks. After you request a quote, you’ll be emailed a questionnaire to complete. The form will ask what you want and need in a pool. With these answers, our designers can then develop a pool design for you. Of course, you can make changes to your pool plan, such as adding bubblers, waterfalls, or patio space. However, it’s important to know that the more changes you make, the more time it’ll add to the project.
This is another reason why developing your pool plan early is ideal. Allowing yourself time to make revisions gives you more room to get your pool built by the summer.
Be Prepared For Your Planning Meeting
We will discuss several things during your planning meeting. Here, you will set up a payment schedule for your pool construction. You will also need to provide a property survey for us. These surveys are typically provided to the homeowner after the purchase of the home and attached to the home’s title. Finding this survey upfront will save you a lot of time and money.
If you can’t find your property survey, there are a couple of places you can go. To get your survey, ask your local property records or engineering department. You can also ask your neighbors where they got theirs.
Allow Yourself Time to Obtain a Permit to Build Your Pool
You will need a residential builder’s permit before building your pool. Some cities also require an electrical permit. But don’t sweat it. We will coordinate this for you. We recommend doing this early in the building process. This can take weeks to complete depending on the inspector’s schedule. The earlier the better!
Pool Building Process
After breaking ground, the pool building process can take six to eight weeks to complete. Weather is often a factor when building. Rain delays set back pool construction constantly, especially in May and June. Getting your pool built before the rainy spring months is another reason why starting in the winter is recommended.
Building a pool is a large project. It takes time and resources from multiple parties. To enjoy your pool by the summertime, starting early is never wrong. Gather your ideas and survey documents to help your designers. Being prepared and meeting with a pool company in the winter can lead to a summer full of fun by the pool.
In addition to essential pool cleaning supplies, we also offer general pool services and repair. Send us a message, give us a call at 405-844-7500, or drop by and see us at our Blue Haven location in Edmond!