Swimming pools are amazing investments that can make your home more exciting and enjoyable throughout the seasons. However, pool construction is a demanding, time-consuming, and potentially expensive process. Trusting the work of an unqualified pool contractor will turn it into a waste of money and time. It’s vital to ask your contractor questions before hiring them to ensure they’re up to the task. We recommend these four above all others:
How Much Work Experience Do You Have?
Work experience is crucial in every industry but is especially vital in pool construction. Swimming pools take weeks of planning, demanding physical labor, and precise action to build. If a contractor only has a month of experience in the field, they’re more likely to mess up one of the steps.
On the other hand, a pool contractor with decades of experience knows what it takes to construct a pool and is less likely to overlook the small but crucial details.
What Swimming Pools Are Your Specialties?
Every swimming pool looks different, from standard rectangular pools to luxurious, uniquely shaped ones. Unfortunately, not every pool contractor has experience with all pool types, nor do they all have the equipment needed to handle every installation. Therefore, if you have a specific pool design in mind, you should ask your contractor if they specialize in similar constructions.
Can I See Your References and Previous Projects?
Online reviews are a great tool to gauge a company’s credibility and skill. You could also ask for references from previous clients. However, many clients prefer to not be contacted as a reference so at a minimum ask your chosen pool contractor to show you photos of past projects. Photos will show you how the company’s work looks giving you a more trustworthy evaluation of their skill.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Swimming pool installation is tough work, and a pool contractor’s team could injure themselves or potentially damage your home during the process. An insured pool builder gives you a safety net if something goes wrong. If they aren’t insured, you could be liable for any injuries and forced to make repairs yourself.
Additionally, proper licensing shows that a contractor has baseline competency. Most contracting licenses require extensive education and training, so when you hire a licensed pool contractor, you’ll receive an installation from someone who knows how to get the job done right the first time.
The process of getting a swimming pool built at your home in Louisiana can become an arduous task, but with help from Bella-Aqua Pools & Spas, we take a simple and streamlined approach to designing and constructing your pool with an emphasis on efficiency to ensure a quick turnaround time without cutting corners. Call us today or fill out our online quote request form to get started. Project financing is available!