In Ground Pools and your Purchase

by Pool Builders on 05-27-2006 in Articles

When you are purchasing a pool, you will want to take many steps before deciding on what is good for you. They are many factors that you will want to take in consideration when picking your pool. You will also want to ask the seller about any warranties or other advice when it comes to purchasing an in ground pool. Although in ground pools can be great for you and your family, you have to take the decision process slowly. You may find out five years later after installation that it was only good for three and now and you have to spend even more money on getting something new. You may also experience problems that you may need to prepare for.

First, you need to know what to consider when purchasing a in ground pool. Your factors will vary rather you get a concrete, vinyl-lined, or fiberglass pool. First, you will want to research the company you are dealing with. Ask for some references as well as talk to the neighbors or friends that you know that has dealt with the company. You will also want to know a little bit about the business.

Do they move a lot? Have they been in business for a long time? You will notice some red flags while researching the company. If you are purchasing a vinyl-lined pool, you will need to know about the wall system and ask about the materials that are involved. This way you can go online and research rather or not it's worth installing.

When it comes to fiberglass pools, you need to consider two vital things. First, is the pool shell? Is the pool shell of quality? Because of the resins and production, techniques vary from company to company; you will want to ask about the pool shell. You will want to know if the shell is hand-laid or chopped fiberglass and if it is pure vinyl-ester throughout the laminate of only the skin coat. Then you should ask if the constructor has completed many of the installations and if the crew is trained properly. That's when you will want to check references and look at some of the jobs completed

When it comes to warranties, licenses, insurance, and reference you are simply making sure that the company is reputable and you will be do ask all these questions when it comes to doing some research. A customer would ask for any warranties. If the company isn't willing to give you a warranty, then it isn't worth it. By offering a warranty they are saying that the model of in ground pool that you have chosen is going to last.


The company should also have no problems giving you some references or showing you their company information because without proof of references, licenses, or insurance, you will know that the company is shady. Remember, you are making a huge investment; you are going to want to scan the company thoroughly. In addition, if they offer you a lifetime warranty, it only means the lifetime of the company so if it goes belly up in a week, and you got a bad pool, you just wasted thousands of dollars.

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