If you’re found our blog you’ve likely been doing some research into custom swimming pool design. First, we’d like to point out that now is the perfect time to get started with a custom pool project.
Yes, it may still be a bit on the cold side, but if you start now, you’ll beat the spring-rush. (Most swimming pool companies get flooded with calls as soon as the weather starts to warm. Clients that start the design and planning process in the earliest months of the year will be at the top of the construction list.)
Starting from the top
The most important thing you can do during the planning phase is to make sure you’re hiring the best company for the job. You’ll want to make sure the contractors you speak with are licensed, insured and reputable. Be sure to check their online presence. A company that has social media pages, a website, and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau is typically a safe bet. If the company is ranked favorably on Yelp, HomeAdvisor or Angie’s List, this is also a good sign.
If the company you’re talking to is a virtual ghost on the Internet, you’ll want to steer clear. It doesn’t matter how many excuses they have for not having an online footprint. In today’s digital age, even the smallest, mom-and-pop shops have some sort of online presence. A company that can’t be found on the internet is likely uninsured, unlicensed, and/or they may simply be trying to scam you.
Do your due diligence. Be sure you’re hiring a reputable swimming pool design company.
Ask what tools they’ll be using
Building a custom pool takes a lot more than a shovel and a wheelbarrow. Ask them about the types of tools an equipment they’ll be using, if they’ll be able to pull the necessary permits (and how long this will take) and whether they’re up-to-date in terms of the latest swimming pool design technologies. Ask them about the types of materials they’ll be using during construction, and which of the materials you’ll receive a warranty on. While we’re on the topic of warranties, be sure to ask if they offer a workmanship warranty, as well. A reputable company will always stand by the work they do.
Lastly, ask about the worst-case scenarios. For example, find out if they’ve had problems pulling permits in the past and if yes, how long it’s taken to get that issue resolved. Ask about the types of delays you may encounter if the area is hit by several big rain storms. The more information you have about possible hiccups, the better.
Custom pool experts
If you have questions about how the custom swimming pool design and installation process works, call Wetworks Pool and Spa today to learn more. Our company is licensed and insured and we’re more than happy to provide you with several local references upon request. Call today to learn why we’re the #1 ranked swimming pool design company in Northern Colorado.