Swimming Pool Contractors
The Guide to Choosing
We want you to have the best experience possible with your swimming pool: not just during the construction of it, but for the entire life of the pool. We know that we’ll do a great job, but we want you to choose us for the right reasons. So, to help you choose, here are a few tips on how to make an educated choice when you decide between swimming pool contractors. We hope that your research will lead you to agree with us: That we’re the best at what we do.
For starters, verify that their contractor’s license is valid and up to date. Ask the contractor for their license number, and then do a quick search on your favorite search engine for “verify contractor’s license [insert your state here].” Chances are that the first result will be an official state site that allows you to enter in a contractor’s license number and/or business name and see that everything is as it should be. A couple examples of such sites are California’s “Check a Contractor License or Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) Registration” site and Florida’s “Licensee Search” page. Keep in mind that some states, such as Texas, don’t require or provide licensing.
Be careful, as regulations for building swimming pools vary from state to state. For instance, in California, a verified contractor must bequalified specifically in swimming pool construction, either as swimming pool specialty contractor, or have a general contractor’s license with an added swimming pool specialty classification. Take a few minutes to research your state’s requirements for swimming pool contractors.
Deciding Between Swimming Pool Contractors may be a Phone Call Away
Check around with family and friends who have swimming pools. Ask them who their contractor was, and if they would recommend that contractor to others. If you can’t get that kind of recommendation, call around to a few contractors and ask them for references so you can find out how satisfied their customers are. Don’t be shy, ask questions. If they look like they’re a solid choice, check with your state’sBetter Business Bureau and see if there are any standing complaints against them, or if they have a solid relationship with their customers. If there’s a local swimming pool contractors association, check in with them as well.
Look online for swimming pool contractor reviews. That may seem like a lot of work, but don’t forget that a swimming pool is a big investment. Once you’ve found a few pool contractors who have good, solid references, ask them for cost estimates in writing. Again, take your time and ask questions while talking to a contractor about swimming pool pricing and the swimming pool construction process. We want you to be an informed and satisfied customer.
Like we said at the top, we know that we can do a good job for you, but we want you to be able to make that decision for yourself. Give your local Premier Pools and Spas a call and start asking questions!