When should I buy a fiberglass pool? This is a great question and the answer is very easy. Right NOW! It's more nuanced then that so Pool Pros put together a list of the factors that will affect when you should buy your pool to swim as soon as possible.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
First and foremost you have to ask yourself these important questions.
1: When do you want to swim?
2: When do you want to swim?
3: When do you want to swim?
4: Do I want the best price possible?
1: When do you want to swim?
The number one question we get when someone reaches out to us is how soon can you install a pool? This is because every one wants to swim right away. No one wants to wait and with such a short swimming season like we have in Green Bay, Wisconsin we completely understand. However in Wisconsin, people tend to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to purchase a pool and they lose out on swimming time and face higher install costs due to the precipitous rise in material costs throughout the last few years. So if you want to swim this summer or get an early spring pool build, you should reach out to a pool installer at least 6 to 8 months before you want to take that first swim.
2: Do I want the best price?
Yes, everyone will say yes. The best way to do that is to buy as soon as you can to avoid the seemingly never ending price increases. Read on to find out how timeline affects costs.
In the last 3 years costs of everything including fiberglass pools has skyrocketed. We have been receiving record levels of price increases from vendors over the last few years. The good news is it appears to be slowing down, but each spring we are always hit with cost increases from vendors, fuel costs, labor costs, insurance costs, etc. From the writing on the wall it appears that costs will not go down soon if at all. So to answer the question When is the best time to buy a fiberglass pool, from a cost/pricing stand point the answer would be right now. The sooner you purchase your pool the better the price you will get.
FIBERGLASS POOL MANUFACTURING TURN AROUND
Currently it takes most fiberglass pool manufacturers 14-16 weeks to create a fiberglass pool once it is ordered. That's 4 months! If you wait until May or June to start your research you wont be able to get your pool until the end of the season. Which isn't the end of the world because you will have your swimming pool forever from that point on, but if you want to swim this summer you better move quickly to do your research regardless of who you buy your fiberglass pool from.
REPUTABLE EXPERIENCED POOL COMPANY DEMAND
Generally speaking the more experienced the Pool Builder the more demand they have for their service. This increased demand typically leads to a backlog for their service. This will affect the availability of a reputable fiberglass pool builder to start your project. If you are finding that most pool builders are 6- 8 months out that is pretty standard at this time. If you find someone who can get to your pool within a week or 2 it is typically due to an inexperienced fiberglass pool builder. We cover what you should look for in a fiberglass pool builder in another article you can find here.
MORAL OF THE STORY
To get your pool installed as soon as you can and for the best price possible don't procrastinate. There is no better time than now. Regardless of whom you buy your fiberglass pool from.
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