4 Tips for Hiring the Right Pool Contractor

A backyard pool isn’t just a great way to cool off during the summer; it’s also an investment in the value of your home. You want the best when it comes to a construction project of this size. Keep reading to learn more about how to find the best swimming pool contractors in Atlanta, GA.

Your Pool, Your Preferences

Before you start shopping for a local pool contractor, you should have some idea about the kind of pool you want to build. The type of pool and any additional features can limit the number of contractors you work with. Some contractors, for example, won’t work with fiberglass pools while others specialize in waterfall features, saltwater pools, etc. As a homeowner, knowing what you want ahead of time can help you set parameters for the contractors you want to work with. A pool is an investment in the value of your property; set your expectations ahead of groundbreaking and don’t settle for anything less.

Beginning Your Search

Once you have a good idea about your dream pool, it’s time to start your search for pool contractors. Maybe you saw a pool design on a contractor’s website. The internet is an excellent place to start looking for design ideas as well as for local contractors. Websites, such as Google, Angie’s List, Facebook, and the Better Business Bureau, are great places to check reviews from actual customers. Websites like the BBB are also great because they act as third-party mediators between clients and contractors. How a company resolves complaints on a public forum is usually a good indication of their level of customer service. A good company will be willing to work with their clients to resolve any issues and improve their online reviews. Another good source of information is your neighbors and co-workers. If you’re new to the area, ask your neighbors about their pools and the companies they trusted to build them.

Comparing the Competition

As you narrow down your list of potential contractors, call the top three on your list and schedule an appointment for an estimate. Gathering estimates from several local companies will help you gain a better understanding of your budget as  well as the capabilities of local contractors. If you have a company you like, show them the estimates from their competitors. Most companies are willing to work with new clients to get them the best deals. It pays to shop around for the best companies and compare prices as well as compare the quality of their craftsmanship

The Fine Print

Before you settle on a pool contractor in your area, protect yourself and your home by verifying their business credentials. Credentials include a business license, business insurance, and professional affiliations. Your local or state business bureau issues the business license. Business insurance covers you and your property in case an accident occurs while work is being performed. Educational credentials and professionals affiliations will ensure that your contractor and their team are up to date on the latest safety and construction protocols.

To learn more about installing a new pool, contact the experts at Hilltop Pools & Spas, one of the top pool companies in Atlanta, GA.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”