You’ve been dreaming about a new inground pool for months, if not years and now you’re ready to hire the right pool contractor. You know exactly what features you want (a zero-entry for the kids, a hot tub for you, and a tanning shelf because, why not?). You’ve set the budget, considered where on your property the pool will go and now you’re ready to move forward.
You’re ready to hire a contractor. (Cue the spooky music.)
Seriously, though. It’s nothing to be afraid of. Your pool contractor is your partner, and will help you make sure your project comes in on time, on budget, and with few surprises. (We can’t promise NO surprises. When you’re digging holes in the ground, they sometimes happen.)
To choose a quality swimming pool builder/contractor, ask the right questions. (It’s not an interrogation, but knowing what you need to know is certainly helpful):
And, frankly, there are some things you just don’t need to worry about when you’re hiring an inground pool contractor. For instance – understand great pool companies come in all sizes. Don’t rule one out because you think it’s too big or too small. Don’t rule out a contractor if they use subcontractors, either. It just means they’re using the best people available to get the job done. That should make you happy. (Smile. We know there’s one in there.)
Let’s talk about checking references. A “reference” could just be someone you know that has previously hired a certain pool builder. They should have some valuable insights into the quality, timeliness and professionalism of the contractor. There are important questions to ask. You’ll want to know:
There are a lot of things to think about as you get ready to install a pool. Hire the right contractor, and cross some of that worry off your list. After all, you don’t want to end up like Tom Hanks, trapped in a month’s long “two-weeks” nightmare.