Pool Construction - Take The Plunge

by Pool Builders on 04-17-2008 in Articles

You've already decided to put in a swimming pool. You've even selected the location, the size and the design of the pool. The contract with the pool builder has already been signed. You've discussed all the particulars and voiced all of your concerns. The only thing left to do now is to begin construction.

Pool construction can be broken down into three phases: before, during and after. Here are some important things to remember during each phase to keep pool construction running smoothly.

Before

Before the pool construction begins, decide who will be your contact person. This could be anybody from the sales associate, pool designer or the construction coordinator. Your best bet is to remain in contact with all three because they all have a role in making sure the pool construction is successful.

A good salesperson should offer to be available should any issues arise during construction, while a construction coordinator handles the scheduling of all the work. They are continually in contact with workers, onsite superintendents and inspection agencies.

During

During pool construction, you want to stay on top of what is happening day to day. Keep a copy of the contract on hand so that you know exactly what the expected timeline is. You want to keep in mind how long the pool construction should take, from the time you write the contract to start the pool construction to the time the dig is complete and right up to the day the water is put in the pool. That way you can make sure the construction is staying on schedule. If construction should fall behind, you will be able to refer back to the contract. Keep in mind that most swimming pool contractors have shorter construction windows during the months of August through January. As for February through July, you should count on having a longer construction window because of the longer daylight hours and more reasonable working conditions.

You can talk with other customers who have had their pool built by the same company to confirm the legitimacy of the construction schedule. Ask them how long pool construction took and if the pool contractor stayed on task. Ask them if you should be aware of any tendencies or problematic situations.

After

After the pool construction is complete, your pool contractor should offer a follow up consultation for feedback. Use this opportunity to point out any instances in which you felt they could have done a better job. If they take their customers opinions to heart, they can remedy the issue before they work on someone else's pool.

Every reputable company has built up their reputation through referrals from satisfied customers. If their work is high-quality and you are satisfied with the end result, you should refer the company to someone else. Finding a good pool contractor isn't always the easiest thing to do. By recommending one, you can save other family members or friends a lot of extra work.

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