Really, being wet while it’s still cold outside is not exactly high on anyone’s list of priorities, but right now is precisely when you should be thinking about installing a new pool.
Did you know that it can take up to four months to have a pool installed? From design, to obtaining permits, to actually installing the pool, there are a lot of steps that most soon-to-be pool owners don’t consider. That means if you wanted to have a pool to escape the heat this summer, it wouldn’t be ready until the beginning of June. It’s not like that’s a bad thing; June is exactly when you’ll want your pool!
There is a caveat: You really don’t have much time to wait. We say now is the perfect time to install a pool as we are still in a dry period weather-wise. When spring showers begin falling, pool construction can be delayed by the muddy, shifting earth. The end of winter is the ideal time to get the ball rolling on your new custom pool.
Gene Freeman, co-owner and Vice President of Complete Landsculpture, has a few tips on exactly why you should commit to making a splash this February.
Gene has a lot of good advice, but it can be a little difficult to digest it all without being distracted by the beautiful pools behind him. I’ll give you a quick rundown covering some of Gene’s key points.
It’s important to realize that pools really aren’t just for swimming anymore. They’ve become more of an aesthetic element which complements your whole property. Really, people spend less than 10 percent of their time in their pools.
“So why even get a pool?” you might ask. Simple! They can be so much more than just an area to float around in. Whether you’re going for a more formal pool or a free form pool, elegant bodies of water can add a great deal of value to your property.
Not to mention they’re just fun to look at. Especially if you include water features around and in the pool, such as a cascading spa (a great way to get more than the standard 10 percent by having a nice, warm lounge pool for cooler months), bubbling pots or simply a fountain.
If you want to go for the ultimate experience in relaxing scenery, consider placing a fire feature next to your pool. The interplay between fire and water can do wonders for setting the imagination free, especially when watching the dancing flames reflected off the water’s surface.
So remember: If you’ve been thinking about having a beautiful custom pool to beat the coming summer heat, act now! Contact Complete Landsculpture to set up a free pool consultation so you can have a pool ready for June, right when you’ll wish you had one.
Stay tuned as we designate February as “pool month” at Complete Landsculpture. In future posts I will be delving deeper into the design aspects of a great pool, tips on how to create an outdoor oasis, a discussion of different types of pools and more.
If you have any questions, or would like to share some of your favorite pool designs, feel free to leave a comment.
By: Wylee Wooldridge