Some Things To Consider Before Deciding On A Pool Builder

by Pool Builders on 03-28-2011 in Articles

Choosing a company to build a swimming pool can be a daunting task. There are usually many local builders to choose from, and it seems that in this economy, it is definitely a buyer's market. What should a consumer look for when choosing a company to take on the arduous task of building a pool?

First off, it is widely recommended that the customer look for a pool builder that is a licensed, insured contractor. Nothing is worse than investing thousands of dollars into a project built by an uninsured, unlicensed contractor and finding out a few years later, in court, that there is nothing that can be done about the faulty design, wasted money, and property damage.

Some people may suggest that you should know ahead of time exactly how large of a pool you want and exactly how you want everything done. While it's good to do some research on your own beforehand, don't be afraid to talk to a pool company and get their opinion as well. Remember, they have likely been doing this for years and will probably be aware of some things that you may have overlooked as well as be able to give you some suggestions that you possibly didn't even consider.

Once a licensed, insured company is found, the next step is to do research. The customer should do some work to find out if the company is truly reliable...whether this involves research online, talking to friends, or even previous customers. It is wise to think about the long-term investment cost when having a project like pool building done, as cutting corners on something that will be used for years and years is risky. Cutting corners when choosing a company to build a pool, and going with the lowest bidder regardless of reputation can be disastrous. No one wants something as large as a swimming pool to fail a few years after installation because of shoddy workmanship or cutting corners when buying materials.

So, in summary, the most important step in choosing a pool builder is to choose one that is licensed, insured, knowledgeable, and has a good reputation for installing pools. Installing a pool in your backyard is likely to end up being a little more involved than you initially considered, but a good pool builder can help walk you through any difficulties or questions you may have. A little more investment up front will result in many more years of being a happy pool owner.

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