If this summer’s heatwaves have left you in envy of friends and neighbors with swimming pools, then it may be time to finally consider adding that dream pool to your backyard that you have always wanted. Yet, with so many pool contractors to choose from, how can you find the right pool builder to turn your backyard into the oasis you have always dreamed it could be? To help get you started, here are a few steps that you can take to find a reputable swimming pool contractor in your area.
Do Your Research
Having a pool installed is a major investment, this makes it critical that you take the time to thoroughly research builders in your area. Research local contractors to see what their experience is like, what past customers have to say about them, and what the quality of their work is like. Make sure that you comparison shop; do not make the mistake of going with the first builder you meet with. Getting multiple bids, and talking to multiple builders about their experience and their vision for your yard can help you to find the best company for the job. Ultimately, you want to find an experienced builder who instills you with confidence and who you feel you can trust to handle this important job.
Make Sure They Are Licensed and Insured
When meeting with builders, it is important that you check to make sure that they are properly licensed and insured. Anytime a contractor is going to be doing work on your property, it is critical that you ensure that they and their employees are fully insured, as this will protect you in the event that your property is damaged, or someone is injured, during the build process. Any reputable builder will be more than willing to provide you with proof of license and insurance without hesitation.
Get Everything in Writing
When getting bids from builders, make sure that you get the bid in writing. Additionally, before you agree to anything, make sure that you get a contract in writing that stipulates a deadline, the complete estimated cost of the project, and that outlines any warranties. Having everything in writing and signed by both parties will protect you in the event that something goes wrong during, or immediately following, construction.
These are just a few of the steps that you can take to find a reliable pool contractor in your area. Contact us to learn more as well as to find out how we can help make your dream pool a reality.