How do I Hire a Pool Contractor?

Hiring a pool contractor can be difficult. There are many factors to consider, including cost, experience, and the type of pool that you want. To narrow down your options and make the decision easier, we’ve created a list of things you should look for when hiring your next pool contractor.

How do I Hire a Pool Contractor?

1. Reputation

Ensure that they have a well-established and reputable reputation. Check website reviews to learn what to expect from the company, and ask the reviewers for advice that will help you make your decision.

Also, check the BBB for complaints.

2. References

Ask them for a list of references and contact them. Were they pleased with the contractor’s work? How were they impressed with the services? Their feedback will tell you about how the contractor handles issues, customer service, and constructive criticism of their work.

You can also ask for a gallery or portfolio of previous work they have successfully completed for their clients. This will show you what they are capable of, and give you a better idea of what you can expect if you decide to hire them.

3. Experience

Experience is one of the most important factors in hiring a builder. The more experience they have, the better they will be able to build a custom pool that has all the features that you are looking for.

Check to see if the pool contractor has years of experience building pools. Also, confirm what types of pools the contractor specializes in. If their experience is basic, you may need to look for a more experienced pool contractor.

4. Pricing

Cost is often an important factor, and it should most certainly be taken into consideration when hiring a pool contractor. However, you shouldn’t choose a pool contractor solely for their price.

Look into their pricing and compare it with other contractors. If all of their competitors charge less, then it may be a sign of low quality.

5. Licensing

Be sure your pool contractor is licensed and can provide proof on request. If they cannot provide proof of their licensing, they may not be able to professionally (or legally) complete the work. Always look for credentials from prospective builders.

Contact us to learn more!

Hiring the right pool contractor can be difficult. However, it can be done. Remember – do your research, ask questions, and check as many references and resources as you possibly can to learn more about the pool company you are interested in hiring.

Or, even better, contact our experts at Varsity Pools if you still need help determining which pool contractor will be best for your next project. We will be glad to answer any of your questions and provide recommendations for your pool project.