Pool Building Advice For Homeowners

If you're thinking about putting in a pool, a million thoughts are probably running through your mind as you weigh the pros and cons. The process may even feel like a whirlwind of doing research, asking friends and family for advice, etc. When thinking through your options, here are three key points to keep in mind to help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible:

1. Spend the extra time upfront to make sure the design is exactly what you want Pool design technology allows for amazingly detailed renderings to be created of your project. Read more about why these 3D and 360 photos/videos aren't just for show here. You may find that many pool companies you engage with have you meet with a sales rep initially, who may be motivated to get you to agree to a design ASAP and then transition you to the construction/building team. Or, you may find that your builder only provides a paper and pencil sketch of the specifications of your pool design. Ideally, the company you work with will provide you with detailed photo/video renderings of your project, as well as spend the time with you perfecting the design upfront to help you avoid the extra cost and time associated with requesting changes after construction has begun.  

2. Get to know the person that will be your primary contact during your pool build - and make sure you like them! As alluded to in point #1, with many pool companies there will be one person you work with that "sells" you the pool, and then you'll be passed off to an entirely different person as your contact during the construction process. We believe the pool building process will be much more enjoyable for you if you are able to communicate with the same point of contact from start to finish. Pool building should be about building relationships, not just pools!

3. The lowest bid may not always be the best bid As consumers, we're always looking for the best deal. When we're looking to buy a new car, we might shop around at multiple dealerships and choose whichever can provide us with the lowest price on the vehicle that we want. In the case of car buying, it makes sense to shop based on lowest price assuming we're comparing the same exact make/model of vehicle at one dealership to the next. The difference with pool building, however, is that even if multiple pool companies are bidding the same design, they are not all bidding the same exact quality of finishes, types of equipment, etc. In many areas of the pool building process, you may learn the hard way that you "get what you pay for" when it comes to low bids. Work with a pool builder that focuses on educating you on your options and evaluating the pros and cons of spending more vs. savings money on certain aspects of the project. 

Interested in learning more about pool building and how True Poolscapes can help you create the backyard of your dreams? Contact us for an initial consult! Phone: 512-649-1063 Email: team@truepoolscapes.com homepage: www.truepoolscapes.com