This article is written specifically for homeowners who have FINALLY decided to have an inground swimming pool in their backyard! While “shopping” for pools is not something you do on a daily basis and it is not a lesson we learn at school, many shoppers tend to fail at it and just do it the wrong way. This is considerable, but we are now in an era where technological advancements have made information available at every inch and corner. Today’s shoppers have more tools to access the best products and services available in the market.
However, too much information can be overwhelming and if you do not review the details of your source (from the Internet, ads, commercials, or word of mouth), you could end up having a pool that can only be a source of frustration.
Here are 5 things you must consider as a pool shopper before getting an estimate:
- Do I really want a swimming pool?
Silly, right? But to successfully shop for the best pool, you must know how much you (and the other members of the family, specifically your wife or husband) really want a swimming pool in your backyard. Unless you are living alone, you must always consult your partner, siblings, or parents when it comes to home improvements, in this case a swimming pool. Pools are a pretty expensive home project, which is why you need to make a sound decision before shopping.
- What is MOST Important to Me about this Pool?
Is it the design or aesthetics? The warranty from the pool company? The water features? You also need to consider what factor will really make you love your pool. Set realistic goals and rank them in order. This way, you can focus on choosing the perfect pool with the right options.
- What should I look for in a Pool Builder?
Before meeting “that guy,” there are important questions you should ask. Are you looking for the lowest prices? Workmanship and quality of work? Or are you looking for a company that has an extensive portfolio of their amazing projects?
- How much is my budget?
Before sitting down with the pool guy and getting your pool quote, allocate enough time to secure your financing resources so no one’s time is wasted.
- What is Vinyl, Concrete, and Fiberglass?
These are types of pools and the Internet has some good sources that explain their differences, pros, and cons. Learn what their features are to decide what you really want your pool to be.
Before taking that “plunge,” consider these 5 things when you are planning to start your inground pool project. Call professional pool builders now!