The Best Time To Build A Pool

If you�re the type of person who likes to plan things out, and you�ve been thinking about building a swimming pool for a little while, you may wonder�

�When is the best time to build a pool in San Antonio?�
The simple answer to this question is �Whenever you want to,� but we won�t leave you with an answer like that.

The best time to build a pool really depends on what you want and what kind of person you are.

Building a large pool with a lot of custom features?
If you are looking to build an overly complicated pool, with all of the bells and whistles, you may want to start in the Winter months, so that you can be sure your pool is ready for that first wave of Spring / Summer heat.

Planning an event that requires pool use?
Similarly, if you have an event coming up that you would like your pool to be completed for (let�s say for a Memorial Day party), you will want to start the building process approximately 8 weeks before Memorial Day, which in 2016 would be April 4.

The time it takes to build the pool itself is not all you have to worry about though. There are many steps involved to get you from the time of initial contact to the first day of excavation.

We will need to get a building permit from the city and get approval from your HOA (if you have one) to build a pool. If you�re planning on financing your pool through a bank or other lender, you will need to make sure all of those financial items are in order. If you�re building a custom pool (which, if you�re building a pool with Keith Zars Pools, it will be custom), it will also take a bit of time to design your pool.

Given all of the steps involved, it�s likely a good idea to contact a pool builder approximately 10-12 weeks before you would like your pool completed. In the Memorial Day example, this would mean you should contact a San Antonio pool builder no later than March 21.

Want to build your swimming pool quickly?
If you want your pool built as quickly as possible, without many interruptions, you will want to build even earlier.

Many pool builders have busy seasons � oftentimes these busy seasons are during the warmer months of Spring and Summer. If you start building a pool during a slower time, however, like November, December, or January, you will likely have fewer delays, especially here in San Antonio where we don�t get many hard winter freezes. This means your pool is more likely to be completed in a timely manner because there will not be as many weather delays (as there would be in the rainy Spring months), and you will not be competing for crews and equipment with other customers.


So there you have it� If you�re looking to build a pool in San Antonio, build when you want, but don�t wait too late to start!

If you want to start swimming the first day of the year that we have warm weather, we highly recommend you contact a San Antonio pool builder during the Winter.

If you have an event or party that you want your pool to be usable for, you should contact a San Antonio pool builder at least 10-12 weeks before the event.

If you just want to get your pool built quick with limited delays and interruptions, you should contact a San Antonio pool builder in the Winter.

Please keep in mind that every pool is different, and some pools take longer to build than others. If you are wanting to build a larger or more complicated pool, give your pool builder adequate time to build it for you.

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  • Coping/Decking: 
    • Keith Zars Pools delivers a wide range of coping and decking edges and finishes, and our stone masons will construct your coping and decking to flawlessly fit your pool. 
    • For a more contemporary look, consider clean, square-cut edges paired with a stunning array of elegant cut stone, travertine and porcelain finishes. 
    • For a more traditional look, consider bullnose-edge coping and freeform deck shapes coupled with the soothing textures and colors of flagstone, salt and cool coat finishes.

Water & Fire Feature Additions

The addition of water and fire features can enhance your entire outdoor experience in a variety of ways. The soothing sights and sounds of a new waterfall or water feature, or the warmth and light created by a fire bowl or fire pit, can create striking visuals, new focal points, and add a heightened level of symmetry, originality, functionality and luxury to your overall pool design.

  • Water Features: 
    • Adding water features, such as delightful bubblers on an existing sun shelf, lively deck jets around your pool’s coping, and stunning sheer descents or scuppers that allow water to gently cascade down a raised pool wall, provides gorgeous highlights and accents to your pool that you can marvel at.  
    • Waterfalls create a cozy, perennial and soothing look and feel to any pool. The beautifully colored stones and gently flowing water can bring balance and harmony to your outdoor space and transform your entire outdoor experience.
  • Fire Features: 
    • Fire bowls, fire pits and custom fire accent features give way to a spectacular display of color, vibrancy and light that allow you and your family to enjoy your pool day and night. Discover how the elements of water and fire combined create a magnetic and harmonious balance and produce a gorgeous chemistry that’s both subtle and bold.

Decking & Spa Additions

  • Added Deck Space
    • Expanding the amount of decking in your back yard can allow for more space to entertain and relax poolside. Imagine a new patio addition around your pool to place a set of comfortable lounging chairs, a stylish outdoor dining spot, a stunning outdoor kitchen area or a striking fire pit and seating area. 
  • Add a Spa
    • Adding a spa to your existing pool is a great way to bring a new level of functionality and enjoyment to your personal outdoor retreat. Spas offer a therapeutic experience and, with vast array of styles and custom features from which to choose, your new spa will not only relax and invigorate you, it can become the focal point of your pool and serve as an energetic and complementary addition to its entire design. 

New Pool Amenities

  • Are you looking to find new ways to spend time in your pool? Adding a swim-up bar, a sun shelf, and umbrella anchors can boost your experience and bring a new level of luxury to your outdoor space. 
  • For added recreational fun, consider incorporating a water slide, a diving board, a basketball goal or a volleyball anchor. 
  • You can even add or relocate steps and seat benches in your pool, or have new LED lights installed to broaden your pools functionality and visual appeal.

Alone you can dream of your ultimate backyard sanctuary. Together we can achieve it. Contact Keith Zars Pools today to schedule an appointment with one of our renovations experts and begin your pool remodeling project.

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We had a cocktail pool installed by KZP and the pool turned out fantastic. We received quotes from two other pool companies, and while KZP was the higher, they were also the only ones willing to work with our custom design. They use top-quality materials and offered a huge selection of pool fittings/finishes. Kent Ely in sales was easy to work with and was pressure-free at making the sale. Bill Sturgis was our site supervisor (we didn't see him very often but was very responsive to email, phone calls, or text messages). Elizabeth, in the design department, was fun to work with while we picked color scheme and tiles. They had a very small space to work with and they did what they had to do to make it work. I would recommend KZP to anyone.

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We are very excited to start using our Kieth Zar's pool this summer. They turned our backyard into our dream. Tony came out and answered all our questions on the initial visit, and measured everything in our backyard, including trees. He returned the next week with an outstanding design on paper and a 3-D model on the computer that made it come to life. We had some delays and struggles with HOA, but knowing that Zar's was in our corner and doing all the work to get everything approved, we had no worries. Work was completed on schedule, even with weather delays. John and Toby walked us through and answered all our questions along the whole build process. We also know we can still call with any more questions we have along the way, even though the job is complete.

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