Summer is in full swing, and if you’re like many homeowners who’ve been contemplating investing in a Doughboy® swimming pool, you may wonder if it’s too late to install a Doughboy Pool this summer. Our honest answer is… it depends on a number of factors. Whether you decide to install an above-ground pool this summer or wait until later in the year, we know you’ll be thrilled with the many adventures you’ll embark on.
Finding Your Doughboy Dealer
While Doughboy above-ground swimming pools can be purchased year-round, whether or not you can install one this summer will greatly depend on your local authorized dealer’s capacity. Some builders may have plenty of room on their docket to add you to their schedule, and others may be fully booked through the end of the year.
However, if you’re feeling a bit crafty, Doughboy swimming pools are fairly easy to install. Even if your local dealer is fully booked, it’s certainly possible to install an above-ground pool yourself.
Understanding the Installation Process
The first step in installing an above-ground pool is understanding your local codes and regulations. This can sometimes be the most time-consuming part of the process but is also one of the most important. Depending on your local dealer’s process, they will either handle the paperwork portion for you, or you will need to go yourself and get the necessary permit forms for your property.
After the official paperwork is filed, your local dealer can begin breaking ground. This starts with prepping the ground to level and ensuring it supports the weight of the pool without causing any damage. Next is assembling the framework and pool walls, and finally the liner will be installed along with any other finishing touches.
How Late Is Too Late?
There comes a point in each summer when the free days available for outdoor fun and adventure start becoming fewer and fewer, and you soon begin planning for cooler weather in the fall. Depending on where you live and how long your area enjoys swimming weather, you may find you have plenty of time to order and install a Doughboy Pool this summer.
On the other hand, if the school year is closer than you’d like to think about and the temperatures are cooling off, you may not have the time to swim this year. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good time to contact an authorized dealer and secure your place on their schedule to enjoy a pool of aquatic fun and relaxation next year.
A Doughboy Pool Is Worth the Wait
If you find that it’s simply too late to install a Doughboy Pool this summer, you shouldn’t feel too sad. Our swimming pools are worth the wait as they are made to last, are available in a variety of styles and sizes, and — most importantly — have historically brought family and friends together to create memories to be shared over a lifetime.
Find your local Doughboy authorized dealer today, and learn more about the possibilities of installing a Doughboy Pool this summer.