If you're thinking about inviting a pool contractor to spend four to eight weeks in your backyard, here are a few tips for a smooth and rewarding experience. Mix equal parts of extensive experience and a good reputation with hands-on supervision and you have the ingredients for a beautiful worry-free swimming pool.
Many years of experience building pools in your area is a crucial requirement. Do your research on the company on-line to see what pops up. Go to their website, see if they are local, learn about their history, number of years in business and view the image gallery of their work.
Be sure the company you choose is reputable by going to the Better Business Bureau site (BBB.com). Request references in close proximity to your home, then ask to view those pools and speak with the homeowners. If you are dealing with an established company, they will have many references to choose from. They should also have general liability insurance, so get a copy before awarding the job.
I recommend using a company that will be hands-on during the construction process. Ask who will be supervising the job and if you can have their cell number. A company that does the majority of work in-house is preferable because they will have more control over their workers. If they are timely and professional in responding to you during the bidding process, then they will most likely be the same during the construction phase.
There are few things more enjoyable than having your own backyard oasis. So go ahead, dive in and GET A POOL!
With a dramatic drop in price and improved technology of pool control systems, maintaining a swimming pool is now extremely easy and more affordable.
High end pool owners have been using this technology for decades. Today the average pool owner can add these user friendly controls for about two to three percent of the price of the pool.
Now available to the average pool owner are wireless remotes, indoor control panels and spa side remotes, as well as, smart programming. For existing pools, adding these control systems is an easy and worthwhile retrofit.
By making available controls that look and function like the electronics consumers are already familiar with, pool ownership has become a much more attractive endeavor.
Finally, we are pulling the trigger to launch the new website. This updated site has many more photos than before. We have added links including Pool Studio, which is our 3D design program, and a Better Business Bureau link that takes you directly to the page with our A+ rating information. There are more testimonials and an on-line financial application.
So, look around and enjoy the new photos. There is even a picture of Hank and me on the About Us page. I will be blogging each week with tips on taking care of your pool, new innovations and products, as well as, what's going on in the in the pool industry. I hope you will visit us again.