Pool building tips from the pros
Are you in the market for a new pool? Check out what a couple of terrific pool builders had to say about selecting a reputable builder, what to look out for, trends and more. To find a pool pro in your area, check out our builder locator. Good luck!
Pool building tips from California Pools
How do I choose a builder? Do your research. Check with the state licensing board and the BBB for a list or reputable builders. Does the builder have complaints? Are they properly insured and bonded? Find out how long they have been in business and always ask for customer referrals. Also make sure to see some the builders recently completed projects. Judge for yourself if you like their quality of work. Have at least three quotes before you make your decision.
How do I budgeting and watch for hidden costs? How do I get financing? The best way to watch for hidden cost is to have a clear and concise contract and building plans from your pool builder. All agreements should be in writing.
Financing is not easy to come by these days. If you do not have equity in your home to finance your building your pool via a 2nd mortgage then another option might be to apply for unsecured lending (ie personal line of credit).
How long will it take? We can only speak for California Pools, but most of their pool projects are completed within 4 to 6 weeks.
What are some design and lifestyle trends?
- Travertine paver decking
- LED pool and spa lighting
- Varied elevations (ie raised pool wall, raised deck areas, sunken swim up bars)
- Fire pits, fire pots and fire and water effects
- Natural products like stone facing, pebble interior and boulder waterfalls
- Backyards transformed into another family room or an extension of the home’s living space.
What can I do to make my pool as safe as possible? Install child safely barriers per your city’s building code. Supervision is also key. No pool fence, alarms or door locks can ever replace adult supervision.
For more tips and an amazing photo gallery, visit California Pools and Landscape.
Pool Building tips from Klapprodt Pools.
What do I need to know before building a pool? What are the things nobody asks and are surprised by later?
Most customers assume that all pool builders are going to do the same thing. You need to understand what is really included in your construction agreement. Ask your builder what about possible situations that could come up – electric lines, drainage lines or weeping walls can change the price of your agreement.
What can I expect from the construction process? A good company will communicate clearly what you can expect from the construction process. Good communication is the key to making sure everything goes very smoothly.
What are my design and lifestyle options? A good builder will ask a lot of questions and listen to their clients to find out which design and options will suit each family. If a family does not know what they want, it is key for a pool builder to find out how the family envisions they will use of their pool.
What are some money saving tips – Energy efficient products, water and chemical saving options?
Choosing an energy efficient pump can be very important. Also choosing to go with salt chlorination vs. traditional chlorine can affect your monthly maintenance costs and time. Try and get all the facts before you make a decision.
How do I make my pool maintenance free? Pools are not maintenance free. You need to work with a company that will help you to understand what it takes to own a pool. With a little time on your part, taking care of a pool can be very easy as long as you’re consistent with the care.
For more tips and an amazing photo gallery, visit Klapprodt Pools.