Hello all, newbie here! My pool builder is telling me that I can expect a total of approximately 5 months from signing a contract for the pool to be ready to swim (4 weeks for permitting and then 3-4 months to build pool, deck, and screen enclosure). He said it was conservative estimate. But, of course, the rainy season is coming and I know this is peak pool-build season anyway so who knows where we will be in line.
My question is, if the pool is not ready to swim until around October-November (we would probably sign contract sometime in May), should I consider waiting until October/November to sign the contract so the pool will be ready by around March-April? I would hate to pay all of this money just to look at some pretty water until next spring!
Or, is the pool swimmable in November and December in Florida on average? It will not be heated. I know it will depend on how deep the pool is, how many gallons, and how much sun (among other things). Our pool is only going to be from 3-5ft deep (more of a lounging pool), about 10,000 gallons, and it will be in the sun (assuming it was in the ground today based on the sun;s current position) from 10:30am-6pm. The front of our house faces East, and the pool is in the back (West) side of the property with no big trees around it. Of course, it will have a screen enclosure that will likely affect temperature.
Thanks so much!