How Do I Get Started Building My Pool?

In a world where we’ve been trained to price check and compare costs, many homeowners interested in building a pool start their search by requesting bids from a variety of pool construction companies in their area.  While this may sound logical, it can actually get you off on the wrong foot.  Finances and sticking to a budget are an important part of the pool building process for homeowners, but before you begin looking at prices, you should request a design consultation first.

Know What You Want

By requesting a design consultation before you even begin to think “price”, you’ll be able to get a good feel for what you actually want out of your pool and what’s going to be logistically possible.  You’ll be able to get an idea of what features and designs you’re interested in, and whether or not the particular pool builder you’re in the consultation with is going to be able to complete the project to your satisfaction.

Ask About Qualifications

When you know what you want from your pool design-wise, you can then ask a pool builder or contractor whether or not he or she is qualified to complete the job.  Some qualifications that you may come across include:

  • Certified Building Professional (CBP)
  • Certified Service Professional (CSP)
  • Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO)

A Good Fit

Regardless of how much it may cost to build a pool, if you sign a contract with a pool builder who isn’t a good fit, then you’re bound to have a miserable experience.  The contractor should be listening and understand your wants, while also actively contributing his or her advice or constructive suggestions to improve the finished product or help you save money.

For more tips on how you can find the best pool builder to bring your aquatic dreams to life, check out our free download “How To Choose A Pool Builder”.

About All Seasons Pools

All Seasons Pools has been a trusted pool expert for Orlando, St.Augustine, Jacksonville, The Villages and other Atlantic coast communities since 1979. Started by John and Diane Watts, they specialize in creating amazing and unique backyard retreats for families to enjoy, including top-of-the-line custom pools and amazing outdoor living areas. They work hard to fulfill their motto to “leave every customer with a smile.”

As members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professions and Florida Swimming Pool Association, they put a strong emphasis on being strong, reliable builders and staying up-to-date on the latest pool industry technology and design trends. Visit their swimming pool gallery to see pools ranging from signature and geometric designs to natural forms.

Are you ready to get started on your Florida backyard getaway? Design your pool with our interactive guide and schedule your free consultation today!

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