6 Tips for Finding the Best Swimming Pool Builder
A swimming pool is a great home addition, as it can add charm and value to your property. But above all, it encourages you and your family to spend quality time outdoors, have fun, and stay healthy and fit.
But pool construction entails a lot of crucial things. Once you determine you need a pool and that your place is up for it, choosing among the many swimming pool companies in Dubai is the next step.
Here are six tips to ensure that you’ll make the right choice.
1. Ask for referrals
A satisfied client will most likely boast of their pool builder’s expertise. So if you know someone who owns a well-built pool, ask them who constructed it and how their experience was with the builder.
2. Check the pool builder’s online profile
If you already have a list of pool construction companies, it is time to learn more about their capabilities and other important details by looking at their websites.
Review their web pages, read how the company started, discover who is behind it, and check out their gallery. Look for designs and styles that suit your lifestyle and personality. Most importantly, find out what their previous clients say about their services by checking out their comment section or client review page.
Doing so will give you a significant picture of how the company will work with you should you choose to work with them later.
3. Contact the pool builders
Once you’ve narrowed down to at least three pool builders, contact each company not only to get a feel of how they interact with their clients but also to learn more about their services. Jot down all pertinent information, including how they’ll go about the project.
Get a list of their completed previous projects, along with some references you can contact. Moreover, ask if they have encountered significant hindrances while working on their past projects, and how they have dealt with those.
As you ask all your questions and express your concerns, evaluate how they answer your queries. If their answers are unsatisfactory, or perhaps they respond rudely or don’t even try to relieve you of your worries, tick them off your list and move on to the next service provider.
Important Note: Visit the pool builder’s office whenever possible and evaluate how professional and knowledgeable their employees are.
4. Get everything into writing
Nothing is more reassuring than to get everything you’ve talked about into writing, especially the company’s promises and claims. The builder must be comfortable backing any claims they give to you.
Don’t rush into making a final decision. Get bids from all the potential builders on your list and make comparisons. Determine how one quote differs from the other, focusing on their choice of material and pricing.
5. Read all written materials the company provides
If the company provides you with written materials, make sure to read them all. They are given to you for a reason – and that is for you to better understand the company’s services and even policies. Do not sign any proposals and contracts until you fully understand everything stated in those.
6. Listen to your gut
Don’t ignore your instinct.
Regardless of how outstanding a company is or appears to be, it is unworkable if you don’t get a good feeling about them. When you sense something wrong with a specific company, such as when they are asking for a high upfront cost or giving an unrealistic quotation, move on to the next pool builder on your list. Work only with a pool builder that makes you feel comfortable and secure.
Finding a reliable pool construction company is easy if you know how to go about it. Use these tips to guarantee the success of your pool construction project.
Rachel Hennessey manages the Pools and Landscaping Division of Hennessey LLC. She also works on Tender and Pre-Qualification and brings in new business to the company’s Construction, Interiors and Civils Division.