Do you love swimming pools? Most people will holler a giant “YES!” Next question is, do you
want to own one? And they will answer with another “YES!” The third question is, do you know
some pool builder who can create the dream pool which you have always wanted? And people
will start to have mixed reactions. Some will have knowledge, some don't. For those who know,
they might know a pool company which can make their pool and give them value for their
money. For those who have no idea on what to look for in a pool builder, this article will give
them tips that they can use.
1. Check pool builders online. On each site, you will get to see the designs that they have
built, and select one that might appeal to you. Jot down their information, including their
contact information, and select one which you want to consult. Make an appointment by
2. Not all pool builders have a CSP Certified Service Professional as a staff. Training,
test, and retests are being provided by the National Spa & Pool Institute to technicians
before they are being certified. Once certified, the technicians will be designated as CSP
Certified Service Professional. Make sure that the pool builder has that certified staff.
3. Obtain from the pool builder a list of customers whom you can ask regarding the
services that they received from the pool builder, and what their insights are before and
after they had used the services.
4. Make sure that warranty of the pool, construction, and any claims regarding the pool
purchase should be found on a contract.
5. It is your choice to select which pool builder to choose from, so do not make haste with
6. A visual inspection of the showroom and the office of the pool company is a must. An
employee who is knowledgeable and professional will answer any inquiry with
respect. Do they also have personnel who will handle any complaints just in case?
7. Sign every contract and document only after you have read and understood the deal.
8. Inquire the Registrar of Contractors and check if the pool company has been duly
licensed by them. Checking any records regarding complaints will also give you an
idea whether you should hire them or not. The Better Business Bureau is also another
agency which you should turn to in order to check for the competency of the pool builder.
9. A contract will only be binding if the officer of the company signs, not when it is being
signed by the customer, and the terms are bound to change. According to the advice
given by BBB, “potential customers should be aware that, if they sign a contract at the
builder's place of business but do not finance the pool, there may be no rescission or
three-day cooling off period. The finance contract has a 3 day rescission clause, but this
does not affect the pool contract. Therefore, customers wishing to cancel the
contract may have to pay a penalty of up to $1,500.”
10. If a pool builder necessitates that you pay an important down payment, or asks for big
percentage prior to the project, take a step back and do not make a deal with them.
Standards for the payment is stated by the Registrar of Contractors.
Being in the know will help you get the best value for the money and bring out the pool that you
have always wanted. If you follow the tips, you can be sure that you can make a deal with a
reliable pool builder.