Once you have decided to have a pool built on your property, the next thing that you will need to do is find a reliable pool builder in your area that you can trust to handle this project. For many homeowners, it can be difficult to know which pool builder to hire, as having a pool built is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people, and they will want to choose the right contractor to turn their dream into a reality. While we have already discussed a few tips to help you find an experienced pool builder in your area, knowing the right questions to ask prospective builders can help you to further narrow down your options. Here are the top questions that you should ask prospective builders before you make a decision.
“How Long Have You Been in Business?”
One of the most important questions for you to ask a pool builder you are considering working with is how long they have been in business. For one thing, you will want to partner with a builder who has a great deal of experience working on projects similar to yours in order to ensure the best possible outcome. Additionally, a pool builder can only back up their warranties, guarantees, and contracts if they are in business. A well-established builder is much less likely to go out of business than one that is new to the industry.
“Who Will be in Charge of My Build?”
It is also important when meeting with builders that you find out who will actually be in charge of your build. The fact is that you may get along with the first representative you meet from a company, but they may not end up being the person who works on your project. It is then important that you find out who will be leading your build before you sign the contract so that you can meet with them to see if they are a good fit, and to find out what their experience is like. Even if a company is well established, you may not want an inexperienced contractor leading your build.
“Can I Talk to Some of Your Previous Customers?”
Whenever you are interviewing contractors to work on your home, you should always ask for the contact information of their recent customers. Speaking with a builder’s former customers will allow you to get first-hand accounts of what it was like to work with a builder, and they may even let you see their pool to get a better idea of what the builder’s work looks like. A reputable builder will be more than willing to provide you with references, and if a builder does not have references you should look elsewhere.