You have decided to invest in having a swimming pool at home. Good for you! You are on your way to hours of relaxation and fun in the sun. But before you can start your project, you need to choose a pool contractor who can help you build your pool for you. If you don’t know where to begin, here are a few things to help you get started.
What to look for in a pool contractor?
Picking out a Myrtle Beach pool contractor is no easy task and definitely not something that you should take lightly. If you make the wrong decision, it could cost you upfront or even years later on. So it is important to spend some time to make a careful and cautious choice. The following tips provided below can help you narrow down your candidates and look for the best builder for your swimming pool.
Verify the credentials
A good place to begin with when choosing the pool builder is to check their credentials. Ask for the physical address and phone number of the company and the full name as well as the contact number of the sales representative. Determine how long they have been in business and how many swimming pools he or she installed last year. Ask about who takes care of the construction and if they will be using subcontractors. You also need to verify the certification and licensing of all those who are involved in the actual installation of the pool. If possible, you should visit their office location, meet their employees, and check the showroom when there is one available.
Evaluate Customer Satisfaction
Knowing the personal experiences of other people is one good way to learn more about the potential pool contractor. Assess the customer satisfaction by asking and evaluating references; remember that a little list of references isn’t a bad thing right away. However, you need to be more thorough and careful when checking their names. Select at least three contractors from various parts of the list to get in touch with. Ask several questions including when the client did business with the pool builder and what kind of swimming pool was installed, if the crew was courteous and professional while on site, how payment was handled, and if the project was completed on time.
Be careful if you are only provided with old references. This may show that the contractor is cherry picking. Finally, inspect the contractor’s rating with the Better Business Bureau and think about paying for another report through ContractorCheck. Always remember that each business will get a negative review eventually, however, be sure to pay attention to how the firm handles the complaints.
Check their Affiliations
Trade association usually offer lists of members who follow a code of business ethics as well as promote professional development. Determine if your contractor is affiliated with any kind of associations. One great example of a trade association is The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.
Trust Your Instincts
First impressions are extremely important, however, they could be wrong. Never jump prematurely into business with a pool builder based only on a good first impression. Visit the place of business of the contractor and see how they perform day to day business. This is a good sign of how they will take care of business with you. As you interview and spend time with the potential builder, you need to be careful about red flags. These include not having an official place of business, offering extremely low estimates, asking payment in cash or huge deposit upfront, pressuring you to decide fast or to use the financing options offered by their company or the lender that they recommend.
Call Russell Cooper Pools if you are looking for a reputable pool contractor who will help you build your swimming pool.
Russell Cooper Pools
101 Folly Rd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588