When it comes to renovating your swimming pool, the sky is the limit, but when do you think is the best time to upgrade your pool? While many upgrades are aesthetic in nature, upgrading your pool also means evaluating your safety needs and making necessary improvements that will keep your family and guests safe.
Most homeowners believe that the best time to remodel a swimming pool is during spring and summer months, when the weather is good. However, many pool experts highly recommend fall and winter as the best time to start a remodeling project. Renovation projects often require a few weeks to several months in to complete, so they should be done during off-season timeframes when the pool is not in use.
While you are resurfacing the bottom of your pool, redoing the landscaping or masonry near the pool, or more in depth projects, this is the time to look at your pool gates too.
To help you plan, here are three top reasons why it is best to install pool fences, pool gates, and other pool accessories during fall or winter season:
Low Installation Costs
Choosing the best time to install pool accessories can save you a significant amount of money. This is due to the changes in the supply and demand for pool products and services. Many contractors and retailers offer exclusive discounts to keep their business running during the slow season. Pool fences and installation services can also be installed at a very good value during these times. Many contractors start to increase their rates during busy months. Swimming pool renovations are in demand during spring and summer.
Easy Access to the Best Pool Contractors
Expect that the best contractors in town will be very busy during summertime due to the high demand of pool services. While upstanding pool fence installers such as Life Saver Pool Fence New York have built their reputation on providing speedy estimates and installations, not every company will be able to handle your project on your timeline. In general, it is best to contact your preferred pool fence installer early in the season. During this timeframe, they will likely have pre-season or early season specials for homeowners.
By contrast, during colder months, most homeowners cover up their pools, so take advantage of this relatively ‘slow’ time, and you will have access to the best pool fence companies. In preparation for colder months and the end of the summer season, you can also ask for assistance with purchasing and installing pool covers.
Quality Pool Service
If you want an attentive service, first contacting contractors during busy months may not be a good idea. Planning should start ahead of season and a plan should be in place that ensures you will have the right contractor performing the work. If a company is not as well staffed, you may end up with less experienced installers. Always choose a company such as Life Saver Pool Fence, who expects and is prepared for the large swings in demand during peak season. Avoid exposing your renovation project to higher risk, less prepared contractors who may make errors or delay your project. Contacting a pool fence installer during fall and winter season will give them enough time to plan your renovation project. There will be less pressure and hassle which will, in turn, result in quality work. Start your project early, and your pool project will be completed on a schedule that works for you; you will not miss the whole summer of pool fun.
Again, while we stress the importance of planning early and talking advantage of early and off season specials, we equally place importance on choosing the right contractor. Here are some tips on how to choose the best pool fence company.
- Start by creating a shortlist of local contractors. Contact the company that has earned a good reputation and is preferred by many.
- Request estimates with as many details as possible so that you know what you are paying for.
- Determine if the company employs experienced installers who are specialized in different areas of work, like pool fence installation.
- Choose a contractor who is knowledgeable about local codes and ordinances when renovating or installing pool safety fence. Your contractor should clearly understand the scope of the project and be able to request the necessary permits.
- Your contractor should provide you with regular updates and inform you of any changes to help you make a fair judgment on what has to be done and if it fits your budget.
- Your contractor should be able to provide local references.
In sum, whether you are building a new pool or renovating, choosing the right time and selecting the right pool contractor will not only add an elegant look to your property but will also enhance pool safety. Get recommendations but also always perform your own due diligence on the products being installed. Price is only relative to quality. If you are looking for the best quality, then you want to find a professional company which installs top quality safety rating products that last and stands behind its work and service. The best “deal” is really getting the best “value” between price, quality and service.
We hope this advice is helpful to you!
Life Saver New York clearly understands what pool safety means. Contact us for any emergency work, pool fence installations and maintenance, or if you have a project in mind that you would like to discuss. Call us today at 516-766-5336 to book an estimate.