Choosing the best pool builder is essential for ensuring you end up with a quality pool that suits your exact needs. After going over your options and setting a budget, you’ll need to come up with a list of local pool builders that seem well suited to build what you want based on information found on their website such as testimonials and their project gallery. It’s also a good idea to get in touch to discuss what kind of pool you want and how they can help.
Below are some key points to consider as you screen candidates.
Do They Do All the Work?
Some companies are smaller and outsource parts of the build. This can result in project delays, inconsistencies in quality and the inability to hold one person accountable. Ideally, the pool company you select can take care of everything and you have one single project manager to consult with throughout the design and build process.
How Long Have They Been in Business?
Experience and a strong track record are the most reliable ways to ensure you’ll receive a quality build and adds a layer of trust and security. This includes how long the company has been around and how long each of the contractors have worked in the pool designing and building business. Also look for how long the business has been under the current ownership.
Do They Specialise in Particular Kinds of Projects?
Some pool builders take on projects within a specific budget range or specialise in certain types of pools. It’s a good idea to find out if they are experienced in doing projects similar to what you want, whether that involves adding a water feature, a glass bead finish or an infinity pool.
Are They Licenced and Insured?
Always ensure a pool builder is properly licenced and insured for the area you are located. Doing so protects you from shoddy workmanship as well as liability if something goes wrong.
Trade associations often provide lists of members who adhere to a code of conduct, business practices, ethics and commitment to promote professional development. Find out if your pool builder is affiliated with any such associations. Some examples include the Master Builders Association (MBA), Housing Industry Association (HIA), Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA)
The cost of pool ranges from $45,000 (basic) to $100,000 (complicated). If a pool contractor promises anything less at the start, the actual cost is likely to increase significantly during the process. Avoid working with contractors that seem to provide unrealistic quotes or don’t provide a detailed quote based on an on-site assessment that takes into account every aspect of the project.
“One bloke in a Ute” type businesses can be unreliable and not be in a position to maintain reliable and reputable contractors. Keep an eye out for other red flags such as having no official place of business, requiring payment in cash or a large up-front deposit and pressuring you to make a decision quickly.
Experienced Luxury Pool Builders in Sydney
Premier Pools are your trusted local luxury pool builders in Sydney. Our family business has a reputation for delivering high quality concrete pools of all shapes and sizes, having completed over 6000 domestic and commercial pool projects over the last 35 years. Our associations include SPASA, HIA and MBA.