Homeowners who are thinking of constructing a pool can rely on a professional pool building contractor. The law does permit licensed pool building contractors to hire licensed home improvement salesmen (HIS} to negotiate, sell, and install swimming pool construction and repair, without first obtaining an authority certificate.
Although many homeowners believe this provision of the law to be in place only to protect themselves, no homeowner can assert that they signed a contract with a pool contractor or other contractor before actually having an opportunity to meet with and inspect a contractor’s pool construction and design. It is recommended that prospective pool owners research several pool builders before making a decision.
The best way to do this is by asking the sales consultant to provide a written quote, explaining the rate and schedule of pool construction and services. Some pool builders charge a deposit for the work performed, others require a monthly payment.
Before finalizing a pool building project, homeowners may want to take advice from a removable pool builder representative. These individuals may be employed by the builder or may represent themselves. Sales consultants may be able to advise homeowners of special incentives available to new homeowners that would encourage them to purchase a house rather than renting. They may also be able to provide advice regarding financing options and interest rates.
In most cases, it is best to start building a pool before winter set in. This is because removable pools need to be drained of snow and ice prior to installation and repair, and the pool building contractor can help. This is because snow and ice can weigh six to twelve pounds and cause problems with drainage, pump placement, lining, and the structural integrity of the pool. It is advisable for the best time to start building a pool if spring is still far off. This is because most pool owners want to get the removable pool fence in the ground as soon as possible so that it will be easier to enjoy it throughout the spring and summer months.
One aspect of pool construction that many homeowners fail to take into consideration is waterproofing. Without adequate waterproofing, a pool becomes a health hazard since leaks can start water poisoning and other problems. Therefore, it is important for a homeowner to seek advice from a waterproofing contractor as soon as possible.
The best time to install waterproofing is about a year before the installation of the pool. However, most contractors will not guarantee that the pool will be completely waterproofed once it is fully installed. A reputable contractor will work closely with the homeowner to find the most appropriate waterproofing solution.
When interviewing removable pool building contractors, ask them about the types of equipment they use on a regular basis. Specifically, homeowners should ask them about automatic drains, skimmers, and pH testers. These items can be useful in detecting problems as early as possible and getting them resolved before any major problems begin to affect the pool. Therefore, if homeowners are unable to install everything themselves, they should request advice from professionals.