You’ve made a big decision: you’re going to install an in-ground swimming pool. This can be a fantastic experience that will add value to your home and provide endless entertainment and relaxation — but only if you hire the right swimming pool builders. How can you sort the charlatans from quality pool builders? Here are three great questions to ask every construction company before signing any contracts.
What is included in the warranty?
Contractors who believe in their work will show their confidence by offering a good warranty. Look at not just the length of time covered but what exactly is covered. Warranties that offer full structural repairs often indicate that the swimming pool quality will be high.
How many subcontractors will be used?
The contractor you meet with may seem like they really know their stuff. But how much of the work will they actually be doing, and how much will be farmed out to subcontractors? There’s nothing wrong with a company using subcontractors, but they should be trusted workers that the company has used successfully in the past.
Do you have references I can call?
Online reviews are great, but the sad fact is that they can’t always be trusted. Unscrupulous businesses will create false reviews under pseudonyms. Even if the review is real, it may be old or the worker mentioned in the review may no longer be at the company. Asking the contractor for references you can call directly is the best way to ensure you get the whole picture.
By listening to not just the responses themselves but how the contractor answers these three questions, you can gain great insight into what it will be like to work with that person. High-quality swimming pool builders should be able to give decisive, professional answers to whatever questions you ask. If they aren’t sure of something, they should offer to find out and get back to you quickly.
If you’re in the market for high-quality swimming pool builders, start by checking out Pool Doctor of the Palm Beaches’s FAQ page. If you still have questions, please feel free to call and speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives.