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Start Building Your Pool in The Winter And Make A Huge Splash This Summer

If you’re considering building a swimming pool, you’re in for a treat. It’s a major investment that can provide endless enjoyment for you and your loved ones.

And here’s some good news: starting the process in the winter can actually be a great idea!

Why Start Building a Pool in the Winter?

By starting your pool construction in the winter, you can skip the busy season and avoid the rush. Pool builders tend to be busiest in the spring and summer, so by starting in the winter, you’ll have more options and better availability when it comes to choosing a builder.

Plus, winter gives you ample time to plan and design your dream pool. You can consider all the options and make informed decisions without feeling rushed. You’ll have the freedom to think outside the box and create something truly unique and special.

What’s more, starting your pool construction in the winter can often save you money. Pool builders may offer lower prices during the off-season, and there may be fewer supply chain disruptions, which can lead to lower material costs.

And the best part? Starting in the winter ensures that your pool will be ready for use when summer arrives. Depending on the complexity of the project, it can take several months to complete a pool, so starting in the winter means that you won’t miss out on any precious summer swimming time.

Why Invest in A Pool?

To have your own pool where you can swim whenever your mood takes you, at any time, day or night, is a wonderful and convenient luxury and encourages us to swim far more frequently than we would if we had to go elsewhere.

Even if you don’t fancy swimming if the water is not quite warm enough, then other opportunities present themselves, such as pool heating, dining by the water, or just relaxing. With the magic of swimming pools, and hearing the sound of water falling over rocks and boulders, the whole area around the pool becomes your very own private oasis.

Advances in technology in manufacturing and construction techniques of swimming pools have resulted in more and more people wanting to own their own pools, and SA Pools are committed to helping you achieve your dream.  We offer a full range of pools best suited to your own unique requirements and budget.

Above-ground pools are an affordable option for those who do not want to undertake extensive construction work. They are easy to install, maintain and disassemble if necessary.

Fibreglass pools are also relatively easy to install and maintain. They are durable and resistant to algae, but they may have limited design options.

Swimming Pool Considerations

What type of pool are you looking for? Above-ground pools, fibre-glass pools, Gunite Pools, freshwater, salt water, what sort of filter?

Pool Types

  1. Gunite pools

Gunite pools are custom-built and offer the most flexibility in terms of design, shape, and size. They are also very durable, but the construction process can be time-consuming and expensive.

  1. Freshwater Pools

Freshwater pools are typically less irritating to the skin and eyes than saltwater pools, but they require more maintenance to keep the water balanced.

  1. Saltwater Pools

Saltwater pools are becoming increasingly popular as they are generally more gentle on the skin and eyes, and they require less maintenance than freshwater pools.


In terms of filters, there are several options available, such as sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth filters. Each has its own pros and cons, so it’s best to consult a pool professional to determine which one would be best suited for your pool.

Pool pH and Maintenance

It’s important to maintain proper pH and chlorine levels in your pool to ensure that the water is safe and clean for swimming. pH levels should be kept between 7.2 and 7.8, and chlorine levels should be maintained between 1 and 3 ppm (parts per million). Regular testing, maintenance, and using the right chemicals are essential to keep your pool in top condition.

Swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes, designed for many uses, but they all have one thing in common – water. Whether it’s a child’s paddling pool or an Olympic size pool, the water has to be sparkling clean. 

At SA Pools, we have years of experience and top-of-the-range equipment to help build and maintain your dream swimming pool.

We provide a full maintenance service and pool solutions, from one-off visits to regular contracts, and stock a full range of water treatment products, chemicals and accessories for those wishing to undertake their own maintenance tasks.  If you regard it as a bit of a chore to maintain your swimming pool and would prefer to spend your time actually enjoying it, why not get us to do it for you? We’ll keep it in top condition – safe and clean.

SA Pools: South Africa’s Swimming Pool Professionals with Awards to back up our claims

Let SA Pools help you start building your dream swimming pool this winter so that you’re ready to make a massive splash with your friends and family next summer.

So go ahead, and start planning your dream pool today! With the advantages of starting in the winter, you’ll be able to create a beautiful, functional, and cost-effective oasis for your family to enjoy for years to come.