Three Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Swimming Pool Contractor

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If you are looking to have an in ground swimming pool installed in your backyard, it is important to find the right swimming pool contractor for the job. This helps to ensure that the job is done correctly and timely. However, since installing a pool is not something people do repeatedly, you may be unsure as to which questions you should ask. There are many questions to ask when hiring a pool contractor, including what they charge, if they have a license and what certifications and education they have. Most people know to ask those questions. Here are a few of the questions that you should ask that you may not know about. 

What Type of Pool Installs Do You Specialize In? 

There are three primary types of in ground pools. These types are vinyl liner, concrete and fiberglass pools. Most pool installers focus on one or two types of pool installs. Most do not install all three types, as this would take a lot of education and time to learn the ins and outs of installing each kind. As such, you always want to determine which type of in ground pool you want to install and then find the type of installer who specializes in installing that type of pool. 

When Can You Install the Pool? 

Another important questions to ask before hiring a swimming pool contractor is when they can install the pool. Some contractors, especially during the spring and early summer months, have a waiting list to have a pool built and installed. This waiting list may extend throughout the summer, meaning your pool won't be ready for this pool season. Always ask when they can install the pool so you know how long you will have to wait. 

What Fees Are Not Included in the Installation Costs That May Still Be Needed? 

The last question to ask is what fees might be needed to install the pool but are not included in the installation quote. Often times, things like yard grading, dirt hauling and even the cost of concrete pouring for the pool surround are not included in the installation quote price. Always ask what other fees you may incur and what the cost of those fees are so you have a better idea of the total cost of your pool install project. 

Taking the time to ask the right questions will help you find the right swimming pool contractor for your job. Asking these three questions in addition to ones related to experience and price will help you hone in on a great pool installer. 


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