Michigan’s best in-ground pool contractors. 4 Questions to ask when looking for an in-ground pool company.

With summer right around the corner, we are all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm weather – and what better way than with a pool in your backyard? Since a pool is large investment, you want to make sure your in-ground pool contractor does the job the right way. Experience and integrity will have a direct impact on the pool project’s final outcome. If you’re wondering what questions to ask the contractors in the consideration pool, you’ve come to the right place:

Can you tell me about your experience?

Experience is key, especially when constructing in-ground pools. An experienced pool contractor will not only deliver a quality in-ground pool build but will also help you with background placement options for your property. Along with number of years spent in the pool installation business, it’s important to understand the type of pools the contractor has installed in the past. There are many types of in-ground swimming pools you can install and asking about installation experience with fiberglass in-ground pools is very different than a custom concrete pool. Make sure you have an idea of the type of pool you want and how experience fits into the equation.

Do you have any references?

Always ask for a list of references when speaking with pool contractors or companies. It’s a good idea to call a few customers on the list and ask them about their experience working with the contractor. If you need a few ideas, you can start by asking the following:

  • Why did you choose this pool contractor?
  • What aspects of the experience were enjoyable?
  • What aspects were least enjoyable?
  • Would you recommend this pool contractor to one of your closest friends?

What is the build timeline?

It’s almost summer, and you want a pool in your backyard now – and preferable yesterday! To make this happen, you need to have a clear understanding of a pool contractor’s timeline. Talk to the potential contractor about both start time and project timeline.

As demand is high near the beginning of summer and schedules become filled quickly, you may have to wait until the contractor has a calendar opening. Based on the type of pool you’re looking to install, you can expect the pool installation time-frame to vary:

  • Vinyl-Lined: 1-3 weeks
  • Fiberglass: <2 weeks
  • Concrete: <12 weeks, depending on the design/build

Do you provide a workmanship warranty?

A pool is an investment, so you want to make sure your investment is covered. Ask your pool contractor if they provide any workmanship warranty that covers issues related to movement, leaks, and/or structural problems. Usually, a warranty must be provided for at least one year, but longer is always preferable!

Making a big purchase like an in-ground pool can be difficult. We are here to help! Contact your local pool company with any questions you have. Whether you’re looking for more information about in-ground pools or need a consult for a specific type of pool, let us know today.