Finding Lower Prices on Swimming Pool Renovations in 2016
For the purposes of this article a swimming pool renovation is a swimming pool repair or upgrade with a retail price of $8,000 or higher.
I am often asked by potential customers who are in the market for a swimming pool renovation how they might find the best deals. The answer is always the same. The best prices for swimming pool renovations are always found on the off-season (December – January) and the highest prices are always found during peak season (May-July). This is because swimming pool companies are extremely busy during peak season. All the good pool companies will be booked solid even after charging premium prices (procastinators galore) during peak pool season. However, the off season is full of potential for finding great deals. While it is true that most pool companies completely shut down during the month of december for a well earned break there are plenty of good pool companies that are open for service year round and these companies will generally work for a lot less on the off season.
How much can you save? Several thousand dollars actually. I recently bid on a job (during peak season) at $37,000 but I told the customer if they could wait until December we would do the same work for $32,000 (that’s $5K in savings). In addition to the savings the customer will also get much more of our time and focus during those winter months when we aren’t being pulled in one hundred different directions.
Pool owners who plan ahead can get really good deals. No doubt about it. Work with your local pool company way in advance of your project in order to save big bucks in 2016.