I live just outside of Portland, OR and am planning on having a new gunite pool installed in 2016. I already had a site evaluation by the builder and I was surprised when he said that the construction could be done even while raining. If you aren't familiar with the climate here in the Pacific Northwest, it pretty much rains constantly (but not usually very hard) from October through May. I asked him if it would be possible to build the pool in March/April, which are the wettest months here, and he said it wouldn't be a problem.
I'm just wondering if anyone here has heard of building a pool while raining. Everything else I've ever heard or read says not to build a pool unless it has been dry for several days. The company I am talking with has been around for over 50 years and has a lot of knowledge, so I trust what the builder is saying, but it just goes against what others have told me.
Also, I am planning on getting an auto cover with my pool. The builder said I wouldn't need any additional winterization equipment if I did the auto cover. For those of you who live in rainy winter climates, is this correct?
Thanks in advance. Any other things I need to take into consideration for having a pool in a rainy climate?