7 Questions to Ask Your Pool Contractor Before You Sign a Contract

If you’ve decided it’s time to build a pool in your yard, chances are you’ve done a lot of research online. Maybe you already know the style and materials you’d like to use. Perhaps you’ve settled on a shape you love. However, now is the time to pick the company to make your dream a reality. A pool is a huge investment of time and money. Follow these steps to make sure you get your money's worth. Click To Tweet

7 Questions to Ask Your Pool Contractor

You want a beautiful pool, so you better make sure you hire the right pool contractor. When it comes to local contractors there are always cautionary tales and horror stories, which is why it’s so important to ask the right questions before you sign a contract.

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Can I see examples of your work?
  3. How long will construction take?
  4. Do you offer warranties?
  5. Are you insured?
  6. Can you recommend financing?
  7. What custom features are available?

1) How long have you been in business?

While there’s no set number of years that makes someone experienced, a very small number of years in business means only a small number of pools built. The more years of experience, the better. Also, clarify that they’ve built the same kind of pool during all those years.

2) Can I see examples of your work?

Your Spring pool contractor should be more than happy to show off his work and provide references. If not, there may be a problem with the quality of work, or he or she may be bending the truth when it comes to how long they’ve been building.

3) How long will construction take?

While this will just be an estimate, it’s a good baseline to go off of. There’s always a chance of unforeseen delays, but building in the off-seasons (fall or winter) will greatly help your project run according to schedule.

4) Do you offer service and warranties?

When choosing a pool builder in The Woodlands, select one that provides service and warranties. This provides both peace of mind and easy repairs and maintenance.

5) Are you insured?

You should never work with a pool builder that is not insured. Doing so could put you on the hook for any potential accidents that could occur on your property during the pool installation.

6) Do you offer financing?

While most pool contractors don’t offer financing themselves, many have a preferred list of lenders that they work with for finance plans or loans.

7) What custom features are available?

With custom sizes, shapes and features, your backyard can become your own piece of paradise. Add a waterfall, slide, scuppers to your pool, or add outdoor living features like a pergola or outdoor kitchen.

The Final Question

After all the other questions have been answered and you’re confident in your decision, it’s time to ask, “How much is this going to cost me?” This will include any custom features, outdoor living construction additions, landscaping and of course, your pool! Remember that when it comes to quality, you get what you pay for.

Contact Us to learn more about what you need to know before you pick a pool builder in Spring, TX.