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When is the Best Time of Year to Install an Inground Pool?

If you’ve taken the plunge and made the decision to build a pool in your backyard, it can be an extremely exciting time. 


Pool parties, a morning dip before work, relaxing by the pool in the evening, the possibilities a pool installation can bring are endless. But, there is also plenty you need to consider before diving right in. 


One of the biggest questions to ask yourself is: when do you want to start? Pool installation is a seasonal business, so you want to schedule construction at the right time to satisfy your desire to get work up and running, and get the most for your money. 


The installation process usually takes between 12-16 weeks, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused backlogs among many of the best construction companies meaning it could take even longer.   


Here at Claffey Pools, we have spent the last 30 years building dream pools for people all over north Texas. 


Find out when we think is the best time to install an inground pool. 




Fall and winter are undoubtedly the best times to install an inground pool as you can guarantee your pool will be ready for the next swim season.  


Another reason why booking in your pool build at this time is a great idea is because it can help you ensure your yard is in the right shape. Having a pool built can take its toll on your yard, so by taking care of the construction in fall or winter, you can ensure all your plants are in full bloom by the time you’re taking a dip in the summer sunshine.     




Understandably, most people begin thinking about building a pool when the weather gets warmer. But given the timescales involved to construct a swimming pool, as well as the busy schedules most pool companies have, you may find yourself added to a waiting list which delays your build.     


As well as this, time on the build can often be lost thanks to the April showers that sometimes hit Texas at this time of year. Any delay will impact how soon you’ll be able to enjoy your pool, so you really need to book a contractor well in advance to avoid disappointment. 


Impact of the pandemic 


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays and backlogs among many pool installation businesses. Here at Claffey Pools, we’re no different and have been affected in a number of ways. This includes: 

  • Staff
  • Supply chains 
  • Lack of materials 

In particular, we’ve been affected by crews being forced to isolate after members of the team returned positive COVID tests- meaning everyone was required to quarantine as a result. As well as this, many people have been forced to focus on staycations rather than vacations due to COVID-19, so the demand for pools has increased nationwide. This means it’s been difficult to get hold of certain materials as everyone is trying to get their hands on them. 

On top of the impact from COVID, we’ve also been hit hard by the recent winter storm too. It’s become really difficult to get hold of certain supplies such as pool equipment following this. 

For more information about the pool installation services we offer at Claffey Pools, feel free to get in touch. A member of our team will be happy to guide you through the process, so contact us today.  


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