Things to Consider When Contracting a Pool Builder

by Pool Builders on 08-20-2012 in Articles

We all know how hot it can get in Texas. Sometimes you just wish you could jump into a pool to cool off. In Austin, there are a few places to go when the temperatures get too high. But, wouldn't it be nice to just walk to your backyard and do this in the privacy of your own home?

Having the option to have your very own custom built pool is a very easy way to avoid the trips to Barton Springs or the greenbelt (especially when the water is low). So, if you are in the market for a custom built pool, there are some things to consider.

First you want to ask questions like, how long has this company been in business? What kind of construction experience do they have? Are there reviews? Is there a contract? Does the company have a good history with the Better Business Bureau? These are only some of the important key factors in considering the luxury of a custom built pool. When you are inquiring about a company's services, it's important to gather as much information and details as possible.

A company can be in business for many years, but if they don't have the proper construction experience, it can be a difficult process. Asking for references from a company you are considering is a smart move. That way you can get a feel for how the company does business, so you would know what to expect if you were to choose that specific pool builder. It's also wise to check if there are any online reviews of the company, and see what others have to say. Make sure to ask about a sample contract and have your lawyer look over it and explain any questions you might have. It's important to know what services and repairs they provide, so you know what your options are.

As with all construction, safety should take precedence. You want to be assured that a top priority for your builder will include safety precautions and that they are willing to discuss the importance of drowning prevention.

When checking with the Better Business Bureau, you can check a builder's history to see if there were any issues reported by a previous customer. If so, you should discuss this with your potential builder. Keep in mind that it is hard to file a report with the BBB and it can be a lengthy process, so if there are too many complaints about a specific pool builder, you might want to consider your options.

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