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Begin Next Year’s Pool Season This Winter

It’s time to sit back with some hot chocolate and a comfy throw to stream holiday classics. One such classic is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, a 1989 comedy that will have your whole family laughing as the family gathers for the holidays. While everything didn’t go as smoothly as they would have liked, the leading character chose the perfect time of year to invest in next year’s pool season. That’s because the winter months are ideal for consulting a pool contractor to help you maximize the swimming season. 

Currently, the pool construction process takes approximately six months, assuming the design has been finalized and building permits are acquired. That time frame typically encompasses the layout and excavation, the plumbing and electrical installation, and the pouring of shotcrete. Any added water features, hardscapes, and decking are also installed over several weeks.

Most counties and cities require you to have a residential building permit before the pool contractor can commence work. According to the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department, a building permit provides peace of mind, allowing you to be reassured that both the plans and structure will be inspected for safety. The time it takes to obtain a building permit varies depending on the municipality, but in Maricopa County, it can be streamlined by submitting all required documents online. You may also save time by acquiring permits during the winter.

At Platinum Pools & Spas, all engineering plans are drafted using computer-aided 3D design software, providing accurate 3D representations, and allowing precise calculations and dimensions. They are then sent to your local municipality for permitting. Once the proper documentation has been approved and the building permit obtained from the city or county planning departments, we can begin the pool construction process so that it’s ready for next year’s pool season.

Potential Discounts from a Pool Contractor

In addition, many contractors like Platinum Pool & Spas offer low-rate pool financing options, with terms up to 12 years, to help you secure the pool or spa of your dreams. Plus, if you refer a friend and family member, you can receive a $250 Visa gift card from Platinum Pools & Spas once the pool construction process has begun. Take advantage of these phenomenal specials by consulting a pool contractor today at (480) 888-9200.

Ready to Design Your Dream Poolside Retreat?

Renowned for building premium quality outdoor living environments, Platinum Pools & Spas ranks among the nation’s most exceptional builders of not only custom-designed pools and spas but complete backyard retreats. We are committed to working with you throughout the custom pool design process to create a stunning backyard pool that you can enjoy no matter the season when you add a pool heater.

Enjoy even more opportunities for exercise, fun, and relaxation by discussing having the pool contractor integrate your preferred choice of spectacular add-on features such as pavilions to escape the midday sun, integrated spas for added warmth, and built-in waterfall scuppers for serenity.

Each pool or spa that our company builds is constructed to rigid specifications, called “the Platinum standard,” so you can be assured of superior quality and durable construction. Contact us today at (480) 888-9200 to discuss making your dream of having a backyard pool a reality. We can even help you finance it as we are proud to offer low-rate swimming pool financing options from HFS Financial.


“Construction Permit Information.” Maricopa County.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” IMDb.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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