If you’re finally giving in to the temptation for a pool that will provide hours of exercise and entertainment for you and your family in East Hampton, NY, the next step is thinking about timing. Perhaps you are hesitant to commit to building an in-ground gunite pool because fall is upon us and summer seems a long time away. Maybe it would be better to wait until spring, right before peak swim season? The fact is, fall is actually the perfect time to build an in-ground gunite pool, and here are four reasons why:
1. Potential for a Faster Finish
Not everyone has a new pool in mind this time of year. Your contractor may have fewer clients wanting a pool right now than in the spring, when swimming season is top of mind. While you will always get personalized service with high-quality, award-winning landscape design companies, you may notice a particular attentiveness when demand for a particular feature may be at a low point.
2. Built-in Time for Landscaping Improvements
The cool temperatures of fall are ideal for planting the landscape surrounding your pool. The soil is still warm from the summer heat, allowing for new roots to take hold before that coldness seeps into the underground. Most plants and grasses actually thrive more in the spring and summer when planted in the fall season, since they have time to establish roots before a surge of growth when the weather warms up. Watering is less frequent in the meantime because the soil holds moisture better.
3. Ability to Accommodate Changes
With the less hurried pace of fall, you might take this time to consider other improvements in your landscape that you may have put off because you were concerned with other matters. While you have the attention of your landscape design company, you may want to see what else your contractors can do for you, for the landscape around your new pool area and beyond.
For instance, in the course of the pool construction, you may decide that adding an outdoor kitchen makes sense. After all, once your pool is in place, you’ll want to spend more time outdoors and less of it going back and forth to your house to fetch snacks, meals, and cool drinks. Perhaps you might also decide to add more features to the pool such as a spa, or a slide, or a waterfall.
4. Time for Adjusting to Your Pool
A new pool is a welcome addition that will transform how you and your family enjoy the outdoors. Getting one installed in the cooler season gives you time to get acquainted with its needs. Plus, you’ll have an easier time getting through the cold months with all the fantasies you can have about pool parties, evening swims, and more. Those fantasies will soon be a reality because of the plans you put in place this fall.
The Platinum Group gunite pool specialists provide the ultimate landscape design innovation and selection to their clients. Specializing in custom-shaped gunite pools, our designers can help you bring your pool vision to life. Contact our pool specialists to see how they can turn your dream into a gorgeous pool for your family to enjoy!