Backyard pools are in high demand right now. Reputable pool builders have their hands full with a backlog of clients on waiting lists who are hoping to get a pool as soon as possible. While you’re probably beyond excited about getting a pool, the most important thing to remember at the moment is to be patient. If you choose to forgo the expected waiting period and settle on a lesser pool builder who promises an instant job, you may regret it later.
Many homeowners will attest to unsatisfying pool design and construction, and when you go on to ask how they came to such a standpoint, the answer is often the same – the wrong hands built the pool. We recommend you have the foreknowledge of the contractor you plan on using for your pool project. Imagine getting a bad pool deal because you settled for a shabby builder who made big promises but couldn’t deliver. You don’t want that to be your situation.
The following tips will help you to choose the right pool builder.
It’s a red flag if a pool builder claims to be qualified for the job without saying exactly where their company is situated. Ensure there’s some sort of showroom or brick and mortar place where you can see previous projects from them, not to mention all the different pool and hot tub care products they sell.
Imagine if the outcome of your pool construction is quite unlike what you had envisioned. This can be disappointing. It happens when the pool builder hasn’t much experience on the job. It’s important to consider a pool builder with at least 10 years of experience. Reputable pool builders are able to maintain their trustworthy reputation and will have the reviews and references to back it up.
Sometimes, a contractor avoids letting you talk to previous clients because they may only have bad things to say. References speak for themselves. It’s important for pool builders to provide potential clients with references so they can get a better understanding of how the company works and what to expect. Or you can almost always find anything you want to about a company via social media and online reviews. Of course, you may read some negative reviews, but look at how the company responded and worked to resolve the issue.
Some pool builders pose to have qualifications from industry organizations. Reputable organizations such as the United Aqua Group, Florida Swimming Pool Association, local Chamber of Commerce affiliates, as well as the Better Business Bureau all have public websites where a potential client could learn more about a company. Don’t settle for builders who are not connected to the industry in an effort to always improve their craft. Request to see any copies of licenses or certifications if they state they have them.
Your Tampa Bay Pool Builder
The worst scenario is losing your money to a fraudster, which is running rampant in today’s climate. At Tampa Bay Pools, we have more than 20 years of experience and look forward to bringing our exceptional experience and long-standing reputation to your backyard.
At the end of the day, it’s all about you getting the pool of your dreams, so don’t settle for anything less. You’ll be glad you waited. Give the pool building experts at Tampa Bay Pools a call to learn more about scheduling your consultation today.
About Tampa Bay Pools
Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Seffner, and the surrounding areas, that understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain.
We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas.
Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.