Do you know when is the right time to schedule a pool installation? Now that the fall season is starting, do you think it is wise to squeeze in this home improvement project before the cold winter months come in?

Having an inground pool installed is a huge project. You have to make sure that you plan it well because it will cost you a lot of money. An inground pool requires excavation and that alone takes a long time. You want to be able to time the installation well before it gets too cold to work outside.

You may be wondering, why should we rush into the inground pool installation schedule with winter only a few months away? Why not just schedule it for spring next year?

Well, there are a couple of reasons why you should push to install your inground pool this fall.

Prices are generally low

The latter part of the year is considered the off-peak season for pool installers. The cold months ahead will makes the project a bit more challenging. If they cannot finish the work in time, the installation will be forced to a stop and that will make things more expensive. This is why most homeowners get turned off by the idea of starting this project. Since pool installers have to do something about the slow business, they choose to lower the price to attract clients. If you schedule a fall inground pool installation with them, you are most likely to receive a lower quote as opposed to having it done during the spring.

Cost of materials will rise after New Year

There is this thing called the annual increase of the cost of goods after the New Year has passed. Suppliers usually take advantage of the New Year to raise their prices, in hopes of increasing sales during the coming year. If you choose to postpone the installation until next year, the prices might be higher compared to what it is right now. Unless you buy all the materials now and store it in your backyard, you will have to deal with a higher budget for the whole project.

Best time for landscaping

Usually, the months of September and October are the best times to plant in the backyard. If you will install your pool during this time, it will cause a lot of damage in your yard. But if the pool installation is completed during these months, you still have time to plant grass and other foliage and it should have enough time to grow – around 4 to 6 months. If you do this during the spring, you only have 1 to 2 months to let the vegetation grow.

Tax write-off

If you complete the inground pool installation project before the year ends, you can enjoy using this as a tax write-off. At least, if you borrow money to have it installed. The interest in that loan can be used as a part of the tax write-off for that year.


As you can see, there are so many advantages if you schedule your inground pool installation during the fall. Consider all of these so you can set it before the winter months come in.