Sure, the winter weather may be on its way, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming summer. If you’re interested in having a pool installed on your property, you should begin the planning process now so you’re fully prepared in terms of having done all the research and knowing what you can generally expect out of the pool installation process.
During this time, it’s also a good idea to start researching who you would like to get the job done for you, once the time comes to start the installation. With this in mind, here are some tips to help you choose the right pool contractor.:
- Browse websites:
Do a quick web search for pool contractors in your area, and take a look at the websites for the various contractors that come up. There you’ll be able to find information about the styles and designs they offer, look at some testimonials from previous clients and check to see that the contractor has all the insurance and certifications needed for them to be a trustworthy partner in this project.
- Look for referrals:
Do you know anybody who’s had a pool put in? They should be the first people you ask for advice—friends and family aren’t going to steer you wrong. Ask how they felt about the entire process, both before installation started and after the process was all done. You can also look at online reviews on third-party sites like Google Reviews, Yelp and Angie’s List.
- Don’t be in a rush:
This is especially true if you’re starting your search in the fall—don’t feel like you need to rush into a decision. Take your time to compare potential contractors and get quotes for the project from possible choices. You want to make sure everything feels right before you put in the financial investment that a new swimming pool requires.
- Read information provided by the contractor:
Most pool builders have all types of pamphlets and other available written materials you can peruse that supplement the information also available on their website. Take all the information you can get so you can make sure you’re making an informed decision.
- Get all offers in writing:
If you have a salesperson who makes you any promises about expenses or any other claims affecting the construction, purchase or warranty of the pool, make sure you get that information in writing. If the builder is not comfortable putting these promises in writing, this should be a major red flag indicating you need to look elsewhere for a company that’s actually going to stand by what it says it will do.
Want to know more about why we are the ideal pool contractor for your upcoming pool installation? Give A-1 Pools & Spas a call today and we’ll be happy to give you an overview of our various pool design options and the types of services we provide.
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