With summer winding down and the end of peak pool season just around the corner, it’s time to begin plans for winterizing. But that’s not all you can do in the off-season. In fact, fall and winter are perfect seasons for undertaking remodeling projects of any size. What advantages come from off-season renovation projects at your pool?
Winter is the slow season for contractors of every stripe, and many are looking for and eager to take on work. Contact a variety of contracting firms so you can compare rates and get a great price, since they’ll be vying for your work during this normally slow period. In some markets, contractors drop prices by 10 to 20 percent during the off-season.
Access to quality materials
During the spring, when renovations are in full swing, contractors can run into problems getting the materials they need for your project. The result? Costly delays or the need to settle for low-quality materials. By undertaking your renovation in the off-season, when materials are plentiful, you’ll have a full range to choose from, leading to a much more attractive final product. You’ll probably also save money.
When construction crews are at their busiest in the spring, it’s not unusual to experience delays as they rush from one project to another, juggling fast deadlines and running into hold-ups in the delivery of needed materials. By working during the fall and winter, you’ll gain the crew’s undivided attention and likely see more of your contractor, since he or she won’t be rushing between sites.
Peace of mind
While some renovation projects can be completed in a matter of weeks, others may require several months to complete. An early start will give you the time you need to get everything wrapped up well before the start of the spring swim season, so your construction crews can clear out well before your first patrons arrive.
Time to plan
Some changes may make it necessary to redecorate or even hire additional staff. The sooner the project is completed, the more time you’ll have to order new deck furniture or advertise for new employees.
Something to brag about
Many people start planning in winter for their summer swim season. Once you’ve wrapped up your renovations, or they’re close to completion, be sure to get the word out through advertisements and digital marketing channels, such as your website, blog, and social media. If families are weighing various pool options, the renovations you promote may be just enough to make them sign on with your commercial pool.
If you’re considering a pool renovation this fall and winter, don’t attempt to do it alone. At American Pool, we offer a full range of construction, maintenance, and staffing services for your commercial pool. Get in touch to learn how we can help.