If you have finally decided to build a pool before next summer then you must be wondering, when is the best time to get that process started? The first answer to that question is when you are ready and have set aside the funds to do so. As for when you should hire a Vancouver swimming pool contractor, let us break that down…


Why fall is the best time to contact a Vancouver swimming pool contractor


If you have read our previous blog about the pool permitting process, you will know that applying for a permit takes time. Depending on your city it can take anywhere from 1 week to 6 months. However, due to COVID-19, many cities are experiencing backlogs in their building permit review process, so at this time, it may take twice as long to receive approval. So if you want a pool for next summer, you really need to get started right away. 

This time of year also happens to be a great time to reach out to pool builders as it is generally our off-season and we are normally less busy than at other times of the year. Plus, winter is a great time to actually build your pool in Vancouver. During the rainy season, the construction process won’t disrupt you and your family as much since you probably aren’t really using your backyard. Starting now will also give you a buffer should any unexpected issues arise. 

This timeline will also give you more time to work on your landscaping around your pool so that everything is fully ready when the hot weather returns.


Why shouldn’t I wait until winter or spring to build a pool?


  1. Pool builders tend to book up months in advance, so you may have a harder time finding a crew that is still available.
  2. Your pool permit may not get approved in time to start construction before the summer.
  3. Even if your pool permit arrives in time, you still need to account for the time it will take to actually install your pool, which can vary depending on your pool’s location and design.
  4. If any delays do occur, due to unexpected factors or the weather, you may again run out of time before the summer.
  5. Building a pool in the spring can disrupt the use of your backyard and delay your landscaping plans.

At the end of the day, there really is no wrong time to start building a pool, however, the sooner you start, the sooner you will be able to enjoy it!


Before you contact a Vancouver swimming pool contractor, such as Trasolini Pools, ask yourself these 10 questions. Once you have done so, give us a call at 604-255-8551 to get started!