Hi there. So we are starting the process of building a new gunite pool in NJ. We have selected a pool builder and we are having the water table checked to see if we have any depth issues. The plan is for a rectangular pool about 20x40 (maybe a little shorter if necessary to meet setback requirements) with an in-pool flush spa (to accommodate auto cover).
One of the many questions on the table right now is whether we should push to get the whole job done before frost comes, but then we will have our brand spanking new pool that we will never have used sit through a northeast winter. The other option, which is where we are leaning, is do do permits, excavation, and shoot the shell in the fall, and then pick up in the spring to do plastering and everything else. PB says that once the shell is shot and cured, he doesn't care if it sits there all winter.
Does that make sense? Any thoughts, or questions we should be asking? Many thanks.