What to Look for in a Pool Builder
If you’ve finally made the decision to invest your time and money in building a new pool, then finding a pool builder who you can trust will be the next step in the process.
You don’t just want any old pool being built in your home. You want it to not only reflect your lifestyle and aesthetics but also to be safe, functional and long lasting.
An experienced and trusted pool contractor is paramount to making your investment a success. But how do you choose the right person for the job? Here are a few tips and things to look out for.
Ask to See Credentials
The pool contractor that you choose should be licensed and insured under the Home Building Compensation Fund, and a member of the industries governing body – SPASA (Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW & ACT).
You definitely don’t want to choose a contractor based on price, as you don’t want them skimping on anything when they build. However, more prestigious contractors with a big name might charge more for the name, not necessarily the work. Shop around a bit and compare prices with years of experience. You want someone who charges at competitive and fair rates for their work. You MUST ensure though, when comparing quotes, that things like the type of the equipment or other materials being provided are the same, as these items can cause big price variations.
Ask for a Written Quotation
Request a written quotation for the job, If you don’t know exactly which type of pool you want yet; ask for quotes for different styles.
Honest Quotes and Work
Ideally, you’d like the quote that the builder gives you at the start of construction to be the amount you pay in the end. Of course, circumstances may change, (such as sub surface ground conditions) but an honest contractor will keep you in the loop as they build your swimming pool.
Looking for a trusted and reliable pool builder in the Greater Sydney Region? Look no further than Pacific Pools. Contact us today for more information.