POOL BUZZ

The Misconceptions When Hiring a Pool Contractor

Many people believe they should not reveal their budget to their potential pool contractor when looking for the right company. Most want to get estimates before revealing how much they actually want to spend.  They are under the impression that contractors will charge them based on their budget. Buyers believe that once the contractors are aware that they have a substantial amount to spend, the contractors will attempt to inflate their prices. Another misconception is that if the buyer lives in a nice neighborhood with high property values, they will be charged accordingly. Homeowners actually believe that pool contractors charge different prices because of the different zip code.

The truth is Pool Contractors need to know how much a budget is to properly assist their customers.  There is a lot of competition  and contractors must know that they are able to meet their customer’s needs. Though pool contractors try to keep their costs down so they will not lose customers to competition, pool construction projects can be costly, and to insure proper construction, everything has to be accounted for. REMEMBER “You get what you pay for.”

Buyers are Responsible for Prices

The buyer is responsible for the cost of their pool construction. When choosing the size and material, pool owners are in control of their expenses. There are many types of materials, sizes of pools, and patio types that are to be considered when constructing a pool. Buyers have to put “their wants” compared to “their budget” in perspective before believing that a pool contractor is overpriced.

However, there are proper ways to get estimates and to use trusted contractors. Contact friends and family that have already hired contractors for their pools. If possible access their pool to see if you like the way their pool has been installed. Build a list based on the construction companies that seem to provide the look and the price that you are looking for.

Be Sure that the Contractor is Licensed   GO TO: MYFLORIDALICENSE.COM

Contact the state department of business and professional regulation to insure that the company is licensed. There have been numerous issues with contractors not licensed that did a unsatisfactory or unfinished job.