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Choosing A Swimming Pool Builder

You and your family have decided that you want to add a swimming pool to your home to stay cool in the Charlotte summer heat. As a homeowner, you have probably pictured yourself having a barbecue with family and friends around a sparkling, uniquely designed swimming pool with all the right decorative elements and landscaping features in place. Or perhaps you've envisioned having a swimming pool with a concrete area around it where you can sunbathe on bright, warm days. This is a dream for many people. However, you need to be sure that you go with the right swimming pool builder so this dream doesn't turn into a costly nightmare.

Before you pick a swimming pool builder, it's a good idea to figure out what kind of pool or spa you want for your home. You will need to determine what you'll use the pool for (i.e. exercising or for enjoyment), and you will need to determine how big you want the pool to be. Do you want space around the pool for a patio or a sunbathing area? Or would you like some grass area left in your yard for landscaping purposes?

Once you have determined what you will use the pool for, you can start searching for pool builders in your area, such as our Charlotte swimming pool company – Metro GreenScape. You will also need to pick a design for your pool. Again, if you're strictly using the pool for enjoyment, you could have a fun, unique shape for the pool, or if you're using the pool for exercise, then a rectangular shape is best for doing laps. This is also a good time to take a look at accessories to see what's available and what will work best for your specific pool design. There are diving boards, ladders, pool lights, waterfalls, and much more!

Once you have a design and function in mind, now is the time to search for pool builders in your area. Make some appointments with a few companies and get estimates for the job. It's important to remember that you should NEVER sign a contract during the first visit with the company. It's best to wait until after you have had an opportunity to talk with the builders. Also, if a builder tells you that they're going to offer a particular service or product for free, be sure they include this in the contract.

Once you have chosen the best pool builder for your project, be sure that you work out an appropriate payment plan. Chances are, the company is going to want a certain percentage of the fee before they begin construction. They'll also want a chunk during the construction and once the entire project is completed. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to ask! There aren't any dumb or rude questions, and these builders will be happy to address your questions if they truly want your business.

Types Of Pool Builders

Most pool builders in Charlotte, Rock Hill, Gastonia, or Concord don't do the actual building work on their own, but instead just act as the advertising outlet for subcontractors they're associated with who will actually do the work. With our Charlotte swimming pool company, we do all of the design and building work with your project. These businesses which call themselves "pool builders" or "spa builders" or "pool and spa designers," will take your money and pay subcontractors to do the actual work. Typically, these builders and designers have little experience with the actual process and don't have much knowledge of the proper techniques to follow to build a safe and functional pool or spa.

Our pool builders have been in the industry long enough to know that there are basically four different categories of pool companies that homeowners can select from.

The following are the four most common pool builder types:

  1. The Inexperienced Pool Builders

    Inexperienced pool builders don't know very much about the proper design and building techniques required. They typically don't use the best quality materials and seem to offer new pools and spas for an incredibly low price. These companies are typically in business long enough to get a state license to do work legally, but most competitors and homeowners know that they're going to get very low quality work and a pool that may not be very safe, or a spa that's built with bad materials.

  2. The Marginally-Satisfactory Pool Builders

    Inexperienced pool builders don't know very much about the proper design and building techniques required. They typically don't use the best quality materials and seem to offer new pools and spas for an incredibly low price. These companies are typically in business long enough to get a state license to do work legally, but most competitors and homeowners know that they're going to get very low quality work and a pool that may not be very safe, or a spa that's built with bad materials.

  3. The Acceptable Pool Builders

    These types of pool builders are somewhat more advanced than the marginally-satisfactory builders in the industry. They do make use of new technologies and building materials, but they often don't price their services accordingly. They typically will charge prices that are much higher than most homeowners are willing to pay. Also, these types of builders often don't attend swimming pool conferences to affiliate themselves with others in the business and to learn what the customers are really looking for.

  4. The Exceptional Pool Builders

    These pool builders promote excellence in everything that they do. They adhere to rigorous design and building standards and will tell you "no" if you want something that isn't possible or wouldn't work well with your property's characteristics.

    This kind of pool company can tactfully persuade a customer against using current fads or gimmicks being promoted in the industry. Also, these pool designers stay up-to-date with all of the current colors, building materials, and accessories being used to enhance swimming pools.

    Our Charlotte pool builders are exceptional pool builders. We have a full staff of professionals who have the training, skills, and knowledge to properly and safely design and build the pool of your dreams. Please contact us for more information right now. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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