Swimming Pool Builders

Swimming Pool Builders

Whether it’s big or small, a pool offers many hours of amusement right in your backyard. It increases your home’s value and most importantly, it allows you to enjoy the impressive health benefits of regular swimming.


Consider these top 5 tips as trustworthy guidelines to help you when choosing a pool builder:

Valid and Current Contractor’s License.

The first thing you can do to prevent working with a bad contractor is to verify that they have a valid and current contractor’s license in the State of Florida. Additionally, the contractor must hold a valid insurance certificate. A reliable pool builder will be willing to have a certificate sent to you directly from their insurance company so you’re not relying just on an outdated photocopy of expired coverage. It’s worth the peace of mind to verify the essential pool builder/contractor documents: contractor’s license, general liability and Workman’s Compensation insurance.


Check Their Credential / Associations.

Once you’ve verified the essential documents, it’s time to start checking a few websites for information on the pool builder. Start with the pool builder’s website to see how long they’ve been in business. Check to see if they are a member of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and also see if professional Pool & Spa industry journals and associations list the business as a resource. For example, American Pools and Spas is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and ranked as a Top 50 Pool Builders in the nation by Pool & Spa News. In most cities, you’ll have a local directory and/or review websites that may offer additional insight about the company and quality of work they provide in the community.


How Many Subcontractors Will Be Used To Build Your Pool.

Time to get back in touch with the pool builder, and ask how many subcontractors are going to be used during the construction and installation phase. When choosing a pool builder, ask if the same subcontractors and workers will work on your project from start to finish. These working teams will be on your property day after day, for an extended period of time – you want to know the builder is working with a core team of trustworthy, professional builders and laborers.


Check out their Design Center and Show Room.

Now that you’ve asked the essential questions and done the research, you can happily turn your attention to checking out the pool builder’s showroom and design center. It’s time to let the fun begin! One of the best reasons to visually ‘shop’ the showroom and designs – to get a feel for what appeals to your senses, what works best for the space you have and to see it all before you make the final buying decision. When you can see, feel and experience the pool selection and design process, you’ll be confident about the choices you’ve made BEFORE you even start the project.


 3D Pool Design Software.

While the showroom and design center may have provided lots of great ideas, does your pool builder offer a state of the art 3D interactive design tool?  Experiment with options in 3D and you’ll save time and money using a computerized accurate model to try out different design ideas before the building in your backyard space begins. If your pool builder doesn’t offer this innovative tool, you’ll be forced to set appointments to look over complex 2D pool drawings, multiple building plans and maybe even deck layouts. In this day and age, you want the convenience and appreciate the cost-saving accuracy of 3D design when custom designing your new swimming pool.

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