5 Traits to Look for in a Pool Contractor

When preparing to add a new pool or renovate an existing pool, you want a contractor that you can trust. Pool installations are a major investment and you want to ensure it is done right. While there may be many companies that offer pool installation, not all are created equal. Some subcontract much of the work or may be landscapers that offer pool installation on the side. Here are five traits to look for in a pool contractor to ensure you get a qualified expert to install or renovate your pool.

  1. They have their own in-house crews. You want a pool contractor that specializes in pool installations and does not need to subcontract the work. This means one company doing everything from start to finish.
  2. An excellent warranty. Find a pool contractor that offers lifetime warranties on their shotcrete pools or fiberglass shells. You also want a warranty that covers the workmanship for at least a year.
  3. Landscaping and hardscapes can be completed by your contractor. Often you will need to add new landscaping, fencing and hardscapes with your pool. Make it easier by finding a contractor that offers these services.
  4. A project manager will oversee your pool installation. You want a company that give you a single point of contact that will be available throughout the build to answer questions or concerns.
  5. Excellent reputation and testimonials in your area. Choose a pool contractor that has a long-standing reputation for quality work in your area with local testimonials and examples of their work.

Choosing the right pool contractor can ensure your pool build goes as smoothly as possible. Make sure to vet your contractor to ensure they have all these traits to get your new pool off to a great start.

Posted on behalf of:
Premier Pool Enterprises
3502 Sixes Road, #108
Canton, GA 30114
(494) 496-5579

When Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Pool?

Like any large purchase, timing is everything when it comes to buying and installing a pool. Summer is the time when pool companies are at their busiest, both installing new pools and renovating older pools. If you are considering installing a new pool, there are a few considerations when it comes to timing and cost. Here is the best way to decide when to buy your new pool.

Avoid Summer

If any way possible, do not wait until summer to decide to install a new pool. Prices are higher due to demand and you can expect to have pool construction taking over your yard during the entire process. Fall, winter or spring are all better options, with more pool contractors available and better price options. Plus, you won’t need to cancel your family barbecue due to a large hole in your backyard.

Pool Installation Requires a Time Commitment

Designing and installing a new pool will require a time commitment on your part. Although your pool contractor can do the work without your help, there will be many decisions to be made and there may be times where you need to be home during the process. You will want to choose a time during the year that someone in your household that can make decisions will be available.

For many people, late winter or early spring is a great time for getting a new pool installed. It ensures that it will be ready for the summer, without bartering for time during the busiest season. If you are ready to purchase a new pool, plan accordingly to have it installed in the off-season and save a little money on your investment.

Posted on behalf of:
Somar Pool Service & Repairs
4581 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 840-8544

Enhance Your Home with the Perfect Pool

If you are lucky enough to live in a city that is blessed with warm summers, why not make the most of it through the installation of a pool. Not only will it make your summers more cool and refreshing but in most cases, when designed properly a pool will also increase the value of your house.

Once you have made the decision to build a pool you need to think about the pool design including the shape, size and depth. Your pool builder will be able to help you choose the perfect pool design to meet your needs and fit your budget.  There are very few limitations  other than the size of the yard as to what you can do. However, before you make any decisions, think about how likely you are to sell the property in the following few years.  If you plan to sell the home within a few years,  consider choosing a pool design  that is most appealing to potential buyers rather than to specifically satisfy your own personal tastes.

The purpose of the pool is another factor that requires some thought.  For example, if you intend to use the pool for exercise then it needs to be designed with a reasonable length. The depth that you choose will also effect how you are able to use the pool as the integration of a slide or diving board will require the pool to be significantly deeper. Be warned that the use of these features can cause the pool to considered a hazard and may be more expensive to insure than a shallower pool.  A deep pool will also cause an increase in costs both at the time of construction and in terms of filling and maintaining it.  On the other hand, if you intend to use the space to primarily for relaxing and entertaining friends, it can be shallower and length is not as much of a concern.  Also, don’t forget to leave adequate space surrounding the pool for patios and deck areas.