Once you’ve decided to add an above ground pool to your yard, the next logical question to cross your mind is likely to be “When is the best time to buy above ground pool?” There’s no harm in buying a pool as soon as you can but if you’re looking for the best deal, it’s important to buy a pool at the right time.
Best Time to Buy Above Ground Pool
This post provides some information that will help you get the best deal for a pool. We’re going to consider the various seasons and figure out the best time of the year to buy an above ground pool and landscape around it.
Winter: December – February
The winter months are typically the coldest months of the year. The months where most people dread getting out of the house and just want to stay on the couch under a blanket. However, if you’re planning to buy a pool soon, winter can actually be the best month for a pool purchase.
At this time of the year, most retailers are ready to get the season off the ground, with some offering incentives for those that purchase in the winter months and ready to install when those random warm days pop up. Once you’ve made your purchase, request for an early install. Some retailers will even offer additional discounts for inventory remaining from the prior season so be sure to ask.
Spring: March – May
Pool season will usually start around mid-march (Spring break). During the spring months, above ground pool prices will likely be standard. Generally, you can expect an added incentive thrown in with the pool, based on the retailer’s promotion schedule or month. Popular offers during this month include special financing, discount install rates and in-store credit.
Summer: June – August
If you don’t decide to purchase a pool until summer arrives, don’t sweat. You can still stumble on some deals. As for deals on pricing, you’ll rarely see discounts on installations, but you’re likely to see offers for special financing and in-store credit. You may also be lucky to get discounts on select models and/or sizes. This may be a great way to save on costs if you’re not super picky about the pool size or model.
Fall: September – November
Most retailers plan to have sold all their stock by the end of September and start placing their order for the next season. However, there are years when some retailers may have simply over-ordered or the weather is slightly unpredictable, and they’ll have inventory left over going well into fall and early winter. If this is the case where you’re shopping for a pool, then prices will generally never get better than fall. The only downside, however, is that you’ll be buying from what the retailers have in stock and not all sizes or models will be available.
So, what’s the best time to buy above ground pool? The short answer is Winter. However, you can still get plenty of good deals at any other time of the year to build a natural swimming pool in your yard. Buying in fall, for instance, from an overstocked retailer can save you up to 40% off in-season pricing if you’re looking for a remodel or a new landscape design. Ultimately, it comes down to doing your due diligence to establish where you can get the best deals that you can maintain as well.