Kelowna Pools: 4 Reasons to Plan Your Installation in Winter

Planning your Kelowna pools in winter ensures they’ll be completed in time for you to start enjoying them when the weather heats up.

Planning your Kelowna pools in winter ensures they’ll be completed in time for you to start enjoying them when the weather heats up.

For many homeowners, taking a dip in their Kelowna pools is the furthest thing from their minds right about now. The ground is blanketed with snow and we’ve got subzero temperatures nipping at our skin. However, for those of you who are contemplating a pool installation when the weather improves, now is the ideal time to begin planning. 

It takes careful preparation to create the type of swimming pools Kelowna residents desire. If you wait too long, you risk:

  • Falling down your contractor’s waitlist
  • Having to rush the project with unsatisfactory results
  • Missing out on a full pool season

By starting the planning process now, you can avoid this. Here’s how:

1. Find an Experienced Contractor

Unless you’re one of those lucky few that know a professional contractor with experience in installing Kelowna pools, you’ll need to do your homework to find someone you trust to do the job. This process takes time. It’s advisable to contact no less than three contractors so you can:

  • Compare quotes
  • Check references
  • Find someone you’re comfortable working with

2. Jump the Queue

The most reputable Kelowna construction companies are already starting to book up for the spring building season. By scheduling your project now, you’ll be much closer to the front of the line. As a result, you’ll be able to start enjoying life along the poolside that much sooner.

3. Get Your Paperwork in Order

Before you can build a pool, you need to obtain the proper development permits from your local municipality. It’s worth getting this approval ahead of time so you can hit the ground running as soon as the weather permits.

It can take anywhere from six to 12 weeks to complete a pool installation, depending on factors such as:

  • Pool size
  • Design complexity
  • Site access and/or restrictions 

If you intend on enjoying your pool when the weather heats up in July, you’ll want to have construction commence by May.

4. Coordinate Services

In addition to installing swimming pools, many homeowners will plan a complete backyard landscaping project. This could include: 

  • Planting gardens, trees, and shrubs
  • Installing those pergolas and decks Kelowna residents covet
  • Building walkways
  • Constructing an outdoor kitchen

Doing everything at once keeps disruption to a minimum and will allow you to coordinate the various elements of the project for greater efficiency. For example, if you need to run a gas line to service an outdoor fireplace or some wiring for pathway lighting, you’ll be able to incorporate these details into your master plan.

As a result, you’ll end up with a unified landscape when the individual elements complement one another, rather than compete against one another.

If you have an existing pool that could use a little restoration, read our post: 6 Upgrades to Enhance Kelowna Pools When You Remodel.


When it comes to the installation of Kelowna pools, homeowners turn to Rafter 4K Contracting for our vast experience and professionalism. Call us for a free no-obligation quote.


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