When looking for the best swimming pool contractor to build your pool, the best advice is do your homework.
The secret is, ask lots of questions. Well, that’s your blog post for today, have a great weekend… okay, okay. There’s a bit more to it than that. But in all seriousness, that really is THE key to finding a great pool contractor, or anything else for that matter.
There are a lot of pool contractors out there, so don’t be afraid to look around. Ask your prospective pool contractor for their contractor’s license number, experience in pool construction, references from previous customers, how long they’ve been digging and installing pools, the types of swimming pools they specialize in: all of this is just scratching the surface. Talk to friends or family who have or had swimming pools constructed, and ask them what they wish they had asked their pool contractor. You need to know what you don’t know, so you can ask the right questions. Nobody ever made a poor decision because they had too much information.
Check into your state’s requirements for being a swimming pool contractor, and verify that the license number your contractor provided is valid and up to date. That’s easy to do. Just do a quick search online for ‘verify contractor’s license’ plus the state you’re in, and you should immediately pull up a page that allows you to do a search based on a contractor’s name or license number. For instance, here’s the page for California contractors.
Once you’ve established their bona fides, look up pool contractor reviews online or photos of pools they have previously worked on. The sky’s the limit. The Internet is an amazing tool, so make the most of it.
If there’s anything we can do to assist you in your journey to swimming pool ownership, please talk to us. We’d love to help.