How To Choose A Pool Builder

How To Choose A Pool Builder

Choosing a pool builder is a big problem. In the long run, you will spend tens of thousands of dollars on construction and maintenance. In addition, your yard or the interior of your home will be torn for 3 to 6 weeks. You must make sure that the person you are hiring is really competent and has your interests at heart.

So, how do you choose a pool builder?

Where To Find Manufacturers To Interview

You should talk to at least 5 pool builders before making your choice. You can find pool builders in the yellow pages and on the internet. Just Google pool builder plus your city.

If you have friends who have built pools, you can also ask them for references.

Do they do maintenance?

In general, you only need to work with builders who are also repairing pools. If you work with a builder who does not do maintenance, he is more likely to do poor work. If they are also making repairs, they will probably think of you as a long-term customer rather than a one-time customer.

Check Their Work History

How many pools did this contractor build? How many years have they been building pools? What experience do they have of the type of pool you want to build?

Ask for references. Call some of their old customers to find out if they are satisfied with the pools they have received. Also be sure to ask if any unexpected problems have occurred.


Naturally, you will want to get your money's worth. Try to get at least three strong quotes before choosing the contractor.

Do not settle for the lowest price. Sometimes a high-quality contractor is worth paying a bit more.

Do not forget to look at the payment terms in addition to the price itself. How much does it pay in advance? Do you pay immediately at the end of the pool or can you pay over time?

Associations, memberships and BBB

Check to see which pool associations they belong to.

Better Business Bureau

Do they have a Certified Service Professional (CSP) certification? What about a certification from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)? Ask them about their education. Where did they learn to build pools?

APSP: Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

Ask a lot of questions. Do not feel rushed to make your decision and make no choice until you meet a contractor with whom you feel completely safe. At the end of the day, you have to weigh all the factors and make a decision based on the contractor you trust most.

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Comments (4)

 2021-07-21 -  Shammy P
I like that you pointed out that you could consider checking the work history of a pool builder to find out what experience they have in building the type of pool that you want. This is something that I will consider because I want an endless pool to be installed for me. Swimming has been my favorite hobby as it reduces any stress and pressure that I feel. This is why I thought of having a pool installed for me at home. I will do all your tips.
 2022-07-01 -  Shammy P
I found it helpful when you suggested calling the past customers of a pool builder in order to determine how satisfied they are with the services provided to them. One of my plans this spring is to have a pool installed for the enjoyment of my three children. Since I only want to deal with a pool installation company that has a good track record of happy clients, I will do your tips.
 2022-07-17 -  ava m
My favorite part of your blog is when you said that you could ask a pool contractor how long they have been in business to find out how experienced they are. My husband and I are planning to have a custom pool installed in our new house next month. It is important for us to find a contractor that is known for quality installation services, so your tips are helpful.
 2022-09-19 -  Max p
The thing that stuck out to me the most is when you suggested checking how experienced a pool builder is in constructing the type of pool that you want. My mother told me last night over dinner that she wants to have an infinity pool installed for her next month. She wants to hire a pool builder that can show proof of their workmanship, so your tips are helpful for her.

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