There are so many horror stories that you’ve probably heard about people’s failed pool builds because they didn’t listen to what they were actually buying, they went with a cowboy company or because they didn’t consider the most important parts of the project. Read these tips and ensure you follow them on the quest of building your pool.
Buying a pool is not like buying a car; the cost of the pool comes from the elements that you don’t see like chemicals, pump and motors. Each pool is built to specifications too and is completely custom made unlike a car which is mass produced in a factory. Your pool will be personal to you and you have to be aware of all the underlying costs that you may not have considered.
A lot of people get caught out because they don’t ask enough questions at their initial consultation. It’s essential that you know and understand some elements of swimming pool construction because your builder will probably not educate you on the facts himself.
Don’t bombard yourself with too many quotes; three or four from reputable companies is enough to go on. From what they have told you and the information you’ve been provided with you should be able to make a decision on which is the best contractor for your project.
You should always check out the past projects and customer testimonials of any contractors that you obtain a quote from. Not doing this could cost you a lot more in the long run; if you hire someone who is inexperienced or who has no intention of doing the job properly then you’ll have lost your money from the ‘cheaper’ first contract and you’ll still have to fork out for a professional to finish the job.
Just because one quote seems much lower than the others it doesn’t meant that that’s the best one for you. If a deal seems too good to be true then it usually is so don’t trust it because you’ll only get quality of you pay for quality.
Never buy a swimming pool over the phone; you don’t know what it will look like, the details of the build or anything about the company you’ll be working with. The best thing to do is to visit the company so that you get a feel for the type of company they are, or have a contractor come out to your home and assess the ground to give you an accurate estimate.
Keith Jones shares his knowledge on above ground pools and in ground pools on behalf of www.build-your-pool.com.