How do I select the best contractor to build my pool?
The most important decision you will make when it comes to your pool is: the builder you contract to build it. The right contractor will guide you through all your other decisions with regard to installation, and ensure you get the swimming pool of your dream.
Listed below are a few ways you can choose your contractor:
Ask for a list of referring customers to contact
Premier Pools and Spas has built a reputation for helping customers design and construct their dream swimming pool. We work closely with each customer to determine the wants and needs for a backyard swimming oasis. The end goal is to make the overall process of designing and constructing a new swimming pool as streamlined as possible. Our professionals take into consideration the size of your yard, the materials needed, your budget, and the building time frame to recommend the perfect size and style of pool to meet your needs and surpass your expectations.
With over 29 years of pool building expertise, we have the knowledge and skills needed to transform what you envision into your ideal backyard. We don’t consider ourselves to be only a pool construction company. There is a lot more to the process than that. It’s an emotional purchase and we make sure that our staff is there before, during and after the construction process to inform and educate you. We take great pride in not only listening to your current needs and wishes, but also in anticipating your future ones as well.
Be cautious of bids that seem unnaturally low or high. These may be an indication of inexperience or a business that is desperate to get a contract. Large payment demands in advance might be a forewarning of problems as well.
Is the prospective company stable?
The most important part of the selection process is finding out if the company is stable.
Since 1988, Premier Pools & Spas has constructed over 50,000 pools. And, for the second year in a row, Premier Pools and Spas is the only pool building company to have multiple locations on Pool and Spa News’ Top 50 Builder annual list, with four locations in business less than five years.
Premier Franchise Management (PFM), franchisor of Premier Pools & Spas, has announced that their locations in Houston, Dallas, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Temecula CA have obtained positions in the Top 50 Builders list of the pool industry’s largest trade publication, Pool and Spa News.
Since 2003, Pool & Spa News has published this list which consists of the country’s leading swimming pool builders. Many factors are involved in determining the rankings including size and revenue, customer service, community involvement and industry reputation. Premier Pools & Spas has made the list since its inception with numerous years being in top 10 positions. In 2012, Premier Pools & Spas achieved the top ranking of number one pool builder in the country. This is the second year in a row that Premier Pools and Spas is the sole pool building company to have multiple locations place in the top 50 rankings.
“This is an exciting time for us,” said Paul Porter, President and CEO of Premier Franchise Management. “All of our locations that made the Top 50 Builder list, with the exception of Sacramento, have been in business for less than five years. There are over 6,000 pool builders in the country so this is a true testament to the franchise owner’s hard work as well as their commitment to adhering to the plan and business model that we provided for them.”
Becoming a pool company franchisor was a natural progression for Porter. After owning the original Premier Pools & Spas in Sacramento CA for 22 years, he decided to modify his business plan and began licensing the Premier Pools & Spas’ brand. “Over the course of the years, my team and I put a lot of work into developing proven systems, processes and procedures to follow. We knew that if we shared this knowledge with other pool builders around the country, it would strengthen our industry as a whole. That’s when I started to offer licensing opportunities,” said Porter.
Follow your instincts
Last, but not least, follow your instincts. Are you comfortable with the contractor? Are you being treated fairly? Have the service providers listened to you and understood your vision for the backyard? Your instincts can tell you a lot regarding a company or person. You should have confidence and the rest is going to fall into place.
Now get rolling and enjoy your new pool!