Lets face the facts, not every company could possibly be suited for every customer, and that definitely stands true for swimming pool contractors. With so much conflicting information, so many differences of opinions and a multitude of products. It can just be outright difficult to select a pool contractor. If you are seriously considering an inground swimming pool, then you know finding a reputable swimming pool builder sits at the top of the list.
Over the years we have dealt with thousands of customers, installed hundreds of swimming pools and competed against a multitude of swimming pool companies in both Indiana and Illinois. I have found out that the swimming pool industry is comprised of business dinosaurs. I dont mean to insult anyone or any fellow companies. Swimming pool contractors view business the same way it was viewed in the 80's. With slick sayings like "I'll Sharpen my pencil for you, let me thrown in a colored light if you sign today, I'll crunch the numbers and see if I can make it work. Look, its 2016 no one should be taken, its to easy to go on Google, Bing, Through our experiences both good and bad we have created a list that we feel will help you interview a prospective swimming pool contractor anywhere in the country. Lets dive right in!
Ask the contractor the following questions:
What to ask or look for when taken to a previous job site.
If the pool is rectangular, look down the swimming pool walls to make sure they are straight and not bowed or bulging
What to ask when interviewing the referral customer.
A workmanship warranty is the sign of a good / confident contractor. It should cover any failures with plumbing, pool movements and concrete sagging at minimum. It is typically the law to warranty workmanship for one year. We feel that any good contractor will offer more than a standard of one year.
Things that do not matter
I hope that this article helps you decide on the potential pool contractors in your area that is right for you and your family.