Building a pool is a huge investment and one that you will have for many years so it’s important that you choose the right pool builder from the get go. It can be tricky sorting through the range of pool builders available so we’ve put together this guide to get you started. When you are ready to start your selections, have a look for some pool builders
Talk With Your Pool Builder
It may sound simple but talking to a few different pool builders is one of the best ways to find one that suits your needs. You want a pool builder that listens to what you want in your pool both design and functionality wise and that works to provide you with that within your budget. For example, do you want a pool for splashing around in during summer, or do you want one that can be used all year round? Are you happy with a standard shape or do you want a unique design? Ask your pool builders these questions and see if they understand what you want and if they can work to this.
Choose a Business with a Good Reputation
Building a pool is a huge investment and so you don’t want anything to go wrong. That’s why it’s vital to choose a pool builder or a company with an excellent reputation. Ask your friends and family who they’ve used to build their pools and if they are happy with them. Always ask if they would use them again – this is the true indicator of whether the builder does good work or not. Also check with the pool builder or company themselves and ask them to provide references, testimonials, and photos of previous pools they’ve built. They should be more than willing to do this. If you’re really stuck on where to get started with choosing a pool builder because you don’t know anyone to ask, visit your local pool stores and pool maintenance companies. They’ll be able to share their inside knowledge with you!
Get Accurate Quotations
No matter what type of pool you are building, you want to get accurate quotations from each pool builder that you are considering before you make your final decision. Each quote should include the same or similar things such as the type/brand of pool to be installed, interior finishing materials, pump and filtration equipment, coping, and other essential items such as landscaping, pool fences, and paving around the pool and so on. Getting quotes that are “like for like” helps you narrow down your selections, and you’ll be much less likely to get stung by hidden costs later on!
Check Out the Contract
Finally, don’t forget to check the contract that the pool builder will provide you with. The contract should be detailed, easy to understand, and include all of the costs that are associated with the pool building project. Provisions should be made for unexpected costs and the contract should spell out how these are dealt with. As well, the contract should include an estimated time frame of completion and what will happen if there are any delays in building the pool.