Choosing the Right Pool Builder

by Pool Builders on 12-18-2009 in Articles

A private swimming pool for your backyard is a great addition to any home and will give you and your family a private retreat. Once you have decided to invest in a pool now comes the most important decision. Choosing the right builder or contractor.

We have compiled a list below to help you decide what questions to ask when interviewing a pool builder. These steps will help you in your search to make sure you have the best experience possible.

Top 10 Steps/Question When Choosing a Pool Builder

1. How long have they been in business in your local area?

We recommend choosing a builder who has at least 10 years of experience in your area.

2. How do they contract their labor?

Do they do everything in house or do they contract parts of it out. It is good for you to understand their process.

3. What is your obligation? (Monetary, Terms, etc)

4. How long will it take? Do they provide a schedule showing step by step completion dates?

5. Do the have references you can call?

This is a must have.

6. What is their differentiating statement?

Why choose them? Ask every pool builder you interview this.

7. Ask them to explain a conflict they've had our tough situation and how they dealt with it.

Be direct. Ask them in the past if they have had an issue during the building process and find out how they dealt with it.

8. Contract

Ask for a copy of the contract

9. Search Online Sites for Reviews

10. Trust them

Most importantly choose the builder you trust.

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