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Pools - Finding The Right Contractor

Jul 25, 2008
Do you want to build a swimming pool? If you do then you need a contractor because this job is not one you would want to do unless you have done this kind of labor before. To employ the correct contractor can be tricky. A contractor should have a license for one thing. They are supposed to have insurance and have been certified to do this also. The best way to know if a contractor is good is to inquire with people whom they have done jobs for. Another good sign that they know what they are doing is if they belong to either The Master Pools guild and or the National Spa and Pool Institute if that is that they are here in the USA.

Getting cost proposals written is a must. You should go to several companies and ask for proposals. On these written proposals make sure everything you want is included and all proposals are based on the some criteria. This makes sure you are able to decide which company will give you the lowest price. Important note here is to also include what you want done to the area around the pool if the contractors provide that.

Call previous client's that have dealt with the contractor. The contractor may have a list of clients that have agreed to be asked. It may be fairly uncomplicated to get their permission to view their pools. One thing to ask is if they have been pleased with their pool. You may inquire as to any situations that were hard to talk to the contractor about.

Make sure to include in the contract is the date everything is suppose to begin and when everything is suppose to be done by. All prices should be written on the contract so that you know how much you are paying and what you are paying for. Your contract should have a guarantee. Always be cautious in dealing with a contractor and get things spelled out.

Be careful that your estimates or quotes have all items discussed on them. If you are also talking about some landscape improvements too make sure to include this on the estimates or quotes if the contractor handles that. What additions are you making as far as equipment such as a slide or diving board? Many times these are less of a cost if you add them in on the original plans than buying them later. Lights are very illuminating to the pool and are another good thing to add.

Design with safety in mind also. This may mean having to add a fence if you don't own one. Sometimes people do add a second fence around the area of the pool. This is done if small children are around. Now you may have to have a fence installer but check with your contractor first due to the fact that he may provide one for you. If your contractor is providing the fence have that included in the agreement for the contract.

When taking on acquiring a pool for your own use you need to read up on it and know what you are thinking about doing. Don't rely on the contractor to just out and tell you all there is about swimming pool construction because he usually won't. Go to the library if you have to find out information and there is always the Internet too. The more facts you put in your head about this process the more you will be totally pleased with your pool.

It is of the utmost importance that you comprehend how to keep you pool clean and take care of your pool. This means that you need to know how to test your water and what to use or what water problems. Also have a complete understanding on how to care for the mechanics that operate your pool. With understanding on how you should care for your pool you will increase the life of your pool. To have a very good pool built it takes superior swimming pool construction.
About the Author
Adam Beaty is a professional swimming pool contractor. Get your FREE summary "5 Way Save $1000's on Swimming Pool Chemicals", plus swimming pool construction, get the summary here: http://www.Poolcaptain.com.
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