When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Pool?

If you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge and add a pool to your backyard, your second thought is likely, “when is the best time to buy?” At Rising Sun Pools, we can build the pool of your dreams any time of year, but there are pros and cons to each season that you may want to consider.


Pros: If you build a pool during the spring, you’ll get to use it throughout the entire summer.

Cons: There could be delays, especially since spring tends to be a rainy season. Delays could affect when your pool opens, pushing your open date back further. Also, since spring is a popular time to build a pool, the timeframe for getting on a pool builder’s schedule may be longer than in other seasons.

Quick take: Spring is when a lot of people start thinking about how they’re going to spend their summer, which often involves thoughts of building a pool. If you’re planning to build in spring, account for the possibility of an extended timeline.


Pros: Late summer is a good time to reach out to contractors to start talking about the pool building process.

Cons: You won’t be able to use it right away! Additionally, manufacturer prices may be higher in the summer than in other times of the year.

Quick take: Summer is the time of year when most people have pools on their mind, which is why it’s natural to start thinking about the process once the weather heats up. If you’re in no rush to use your pool until next year, summer may work for you.


Pros: Building during fall gives you time to plan your landscaping, as it is the best time of year to plant trees and flower bulbs that will complement your pool area. Also, during this time of year, the ground is typically drier, which means the installation process may be easier and faster.

Cons: You won’t be able to use the pool for a few months.

Quick take: Fall is a great time to get started on an installation, and it will give you the opportunity to prepare your backyard oasis so that it is ready for use as soon as spring arrives.


Pros: The wait time to get started will typically be shorter than in other seasons because pools aren’t top of mind during cold weather. Also, if you plan to get started before the new year, you may be able to take advantage of deals before manufacturer prices increase. Finally, your pool will be completely finished and ready for use once the weather warms up.

Cons: If you wait until after the first of the year, some manufacturer prices may increase. Winter storms may cause some installation delays.

Quick take: Winter is one of the best times of year to get started on the pool building process. Think of it as a holiday gift to yourself and your family that will be enjoyed for years to come!

Whenever you’re ready to get started, we’re here to talk you through the process. If you want to be swimming by spring, let’s talk!