There’s nothing like wintery weather to make you start dreaming of the heat of the sun and cooling off in your own pool. If this coming year is going to be the year that you turn those dreams into reality, you’re going to need to find a trustworthy pool builder. Swimming pool installation is something that must be left to the professionals, so once you’ve gathered your dreams and ideas, use this list of qualities of a good pool contractor to help you find the right one.
One of the first places we go when looking for a professional is friends and family for their recommendations. That’s because solid work speaks for itself. Any pool contractor who you are considering should be able to show you a portfolio of their work and to give you references. Once you have those references, actually follow up with them. When you talk to them, ask about the timeline and how well the contractor stuck to it, if there were budget overruns, how the contractor’s customer service was, and if they’re still happy with the workmanship.
Nothing beats experience for getting a job done right, especially swimming pool installation, which takes a very particular skill set. This trade is best learned firsthand, so choose a contractor with years of knowledge and experience.
Before you settle on a pool contractor, make sure that they carry both liability and workman’s comp insurance. The liability insurance will cover any repairs due to damage that results from their workmanship, while workman’s comp will cover any employee injuries that happen on your property. A good pool contractor should be able to show you proof of that insurance when you ask for it, and it should be enough to protect their company and you as their client.
Swimming pools are no small investment, so make sure you choose a contractor who stands behind their work with a warranty. The warranty should be detailed and protect you from damage that is the result of their workmanship. You want your pool to serve you for years to come, not cost you a fortune in repairs.
Admiral Pools is Your Complete Swimming Pool Resource
Admiral Pools LLC is a multi-faceted company involved in the construction and renovation of all types of in-ground swimming pools, serving Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil Counties of Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Admiral Pools does the vast majority of our work with in-house personnel, and we pride ourselves on being a turnkey operation that provides retaining walls, hardscaping, fencing, and outdoor lighting. Customers can visit our retail location and showroom in Abingdon, MD, to purchase pool chemicals, as well as above-ground pools, spas, parts, maintenance equipment, pool games, and toys. Admiral Pools of Maryland is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality swimming pools, the best service, and a complete selection of parts and chemicals the retail industry has to offer. Contact Admiral Pool’s representative through our website today to receive your free quote, or call us at 1-866-297-POOL (7665). Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest for all of the latest updates and news in the recreational water industry.