Signs You’re Dealing with the Wrong Pool Contractor
The moment you realize you’ve made a huge mistake hiring the wrong contractor is no fun. Your stomach sinks, just like you felt your seatbelt snap while barreling 100mph down from the top a roller coaster – it’s absolutely gut-wrenching.
We at Pools of Fun have dealt with hundreds of homeowners around central Indiana who’ve experienced the same feeling upon realizing they’re in bed with a complete amateur pool builder.
The best way to prevent a sketchy operator from building in your backyard is to trust your gut when deciding who to use.
Here are three boxes that you must check to ensure you’ve made a good hire:
Pool Fact Encyclopedias – Professional builders know the answer to all your questions. Ask your fly-by-night pool contractor about the VGB Act or about turnover rate. Ask what type of diving board is acceptable for your backyard. If they don’t know the answers – it’s time to hang up the phone and call someone who knows what they’re doing!
Online Reviews – The best way to tell if someone is stretching the truth when selling their credentials? Go online and check their website, reviews on sites like Facebook, Google and Angie’s List, as well as their responsiveness on social media platforms. A professional display of completed work coupled with positive reviews is good sign of things to come. No website, social media presence, or reviews? Run away as fast as you can.
The Essentials – Don’t gloss over important documents such as product warranties, adequate insurance, and certifications (city, state, industry-related, etc.). Have your contractor present any and all of these documents without hesitation. A professional will have no issue showing you that they’re legit!
Pools of Fun is Indiana’s largest in-ground pool builder and has five convenient locations around Indianapolis. We’ve worked hard to service the fine people of Central Indiana to keep their pools running in top shape, and plan on doing the same in 2017. Contact us today to design and build the pool of your dreams!