Deciding on when to build a dream pool for your Gulf Coast backyard is a tough decision to make. There are so many options and factors to consider.  At Premier Pools & Spas of Gulf Coast, we can build your dream pool of any time of year, but there are definite pros and cons to constructing a pool in each of the seasons. So the question remains, when is the best time of year to build gunite pools?

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So, when is the perfect time to build gunite pools?


Spring is when most people consider how they will spend their summer season, which usually entails thoughts of pool building. If you are intending to build gunite pools in spring, be ready for the likelihood of an extended schedule.

Pros: If you construct a swimming pool during the spring, you will get to use it during the whole summer season.

Cons: There may be delays, particularly since spring is often a rainy period. Delays can affect when the pool opens, pushing further the open date. Since spring is also a preferred period to build gunite pools, the time frame for getting on the schedule of a pool builder might be longer than in other seasons.


Summer season is the time of year when a lot of people think about pools. That is why it is natural to think through the process once it starts getting hot. If you are in no hurry to use your swimming pool until the coming year, summertime might work for you.

Pros: A great time to consult builders to begin discussing the pool construction process is late summer.

Cons: You cannot use the pool immediately! Furthermore, prices might be higher during summer than in other times of the year.

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Fall is a good time to build gunite pools, and it provides you with the chance to prepare your pool oasis so that it’s ready for use once spring arrives.

Pros: Constructing during fall provides you with time to plan for landscaping your yard. This is because it’s the perfect time of year to plant flower bulbs and trees that will go with your swimming pool area. Additionally, during fall, the ground is usually drier; meaning the pool building process might be simpler and quicker.

Cons: You will not be able to use the swimming pool for a couple of months.


Quick take: Winter time is probably the perfect time of year to start on the pool construction process. Consider it as a holiday gift to you and your loved ones, which will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Pros: The wait time for you to start will often be shorter in comparison to other seasons. This is because pools are not a top priority during winter. Also, if you’re planning to start before the new year, you might be able to make the most of special deals before prices go up. Lastly, your swimming pool will be totally completed and ready for use as soon as the temperatures warm up.

Cons: Winter season can make it challenging to build gunite pools. It is sometimes difficult to find a pool builder at this time as most close business until spring. Winter storms might also lead to some delays in installation.

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