It is a dream come true for a family to have their very own beautiful inground swimming pool. Don’t let that dream turn into a nightmare. Mitigating your risk means being cautious about the company you select to do the work. You want to ask several questions before hiring anybody.
- How long have you been in business?
- What types of pools have you built?
- Can you provide testimonies?
- What level of insurance do you have?
It would be best if you felt good about the person that shakes your hand at the close of any deal. So, let’s examine the most important things to consider before choosing a pool contractor.
Safety and quality should be at the top of your list when working on a pool project. With any large home improvement project, there are risks. There are always two main things you need to be able to put your faith in. The first is the product. The second is the person responsible for the work.
Trust should never be given away freely. It should always be earned. Make sure any company you engage with starts the relationship by earning your trust. There are products available with excellent warranties. Yet, if not appropriately serviced, issues can arise. Often these problems don’t manifest right away. You need a contractor that has experience. One that will stand behind the project for years to come.
Good Product + Bad Contractor = Unhappy Homeowner
Trust requires character and credibility. For a company that has been in business for several years, creating trust with you should be a simple process.
Research the contractor’s background. Search for the company or contractor’s name online. Make sure there is nothing that diminishes their integrity. Additionally, a contractor needs to know what they are doing. There is no substitute for experience. You put these two things together, and you can have trust.
There are many hidden dangers with inground pool reconstruction projects and new builds. The builder needs to know what they are and how to avoid them. To make sure, ask questions specific to your project.
For instance, if you are building an above-ground pool, ask how many of these projects they have done. A contractor with experience installing in-ground fibreglass pools isn’t going to be of much help if you want an above-ground model.
It is an example of a simple question that deserves a simple answer. Also, ask for the company insurance details. If there is any hesitation about providing documents supporting details of their plan, this is a red flag.
Get a Quote
If a pool builder wants to give you a price without coming to the building site, this is often a reason to hesitate. A builder that isn’t surveying the scope of the project before giving a quote isn’t giving an accurate quote at the least. If a project price sounds too good to be true, don’t trust it.
When interested in pool design, construction, or renovation, contact us—My Pool Builders.