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Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Building a Swimming Pool

If you are considering building a swimming pool, you have probably heard the horror stories. Before you start wading through volumes of manuals, and have dozens of builders scheduled to come and give you a free estimate for your swimming pool construction, read the following ten tips about contracting a constructor to build a swimming pool at your home. Heeding this simple advice could save you a great deal of aggravation, not to mention money, in the long run.

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Top Ten Mistakes People Make When Contracting a Constructor To Build a Swimming Pool:

  1. Shopping like you are buying a car.

    Swimming pools are custom construction projects and are built by many individual trades and pool contractors with different standards. All pools are not built the same, unlike a car which is manufactured in a factory under controlled conditions. With a swimming pool much of what you do not see will impact the cost of pool ownership.

  2. Not asking enough questions.

    Do not assume every builder is going to give you an education about constructing a pool or is capable of giving you one, for that matter. The more you know and understand about swimming pool construction the better buyer you will ultimately be. This helps you and your pool contractor. Do your homework. Your resources are endless, so use them!

  3. Paralysis by analysis.

    This is when someone gets 10-15 or more estimates for swimming pool construction and then can’t make a decision because they have become so confused. Do your due diligence and get 3 or 4 estimates from reputable swimming pool companies. Then make your decision and go with it. Read the rest of this entry »