Your swimming pool may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you’re drinking hot chocolate and watching your neighbors make snowmen, but believe it or not, winter is a great time to start planning that backyard you’ve been dreaming about! There are several advantages to starting your backyard overhaul in the chillier months of the year. These are our top 4 reasons why you should consider remodeling sooner rather than later.

Swimming may have ceased for the season, but pool professionals are still hard at work! This time of year can provide great prices and availability when it comes to getting the perfect pool liner or safety cover installed in your backyard. With fewer people thinking of their pools during snowy weather, you may not have to wait as long to get a professional to your home, getting you a step ahead of everyone else. The potential for savings can also allow you to get that luxury pool liner you were admiring but was just a bit out of your price range.

Better weather helps projects get completed quicker. Your renovations could include anything from a new pool cover to chemical maintenance, and pool professionals are able to perform these tasks more comfortably in the cooler weather, rather than the hot summer months. This allows them to get things done more efficiently, cutting down the time and cost of your project. It’s a win-win for both you and your local pool professional!

Take the opportunity to upgrade while your pool isn’t in use. Whether you’d like to add a new pool pump to be more energy efficient or add something fun like a slide, the winter is a great time to get that upgrade you’ve been waiting for. Since you’ll be starting the process so early, you can even plan for it to be ready as soon as you open your pool. You can also consider adding products that make maintenance a bit easier and let you maximize your pool enjoyment.

Less downtime means more pool time! If you decide to remodel your backyard in the summer, you’ll be stuck without your pool for what could be weeks depending on the type of work you decide to have done. Why take away time from the nice weather to remodel when your pool isn’t getting any use now anyway? Even if your remodel includes intricate features, the winter season should allow plenty of time to get everything you want to be completed in time for your pool opening.

Planning your backyard remodel in the winter is ideal for getting everything you want within your budget and in time for the warmth and sunshine. There are several reasons the offseason is the perfect season but above lists just a few of our favorites. Treat yourself this winter and start planning the backyard you’ve always wanted.