Why You Should Hire Swimming Pool Contractors vs DIY

Swimming pools are a great way to cool down in the Georgia heat. It can be tempting to install a pool yourself to save money; however, attempting to install a pool yourself will often end up costing you more than hiring swimming pool contractors in Marietta. Here are a few reasons you should always a hire professional for swimming pool installation rather than attempting to do the job yourself.

Permitting Process

The permitting process can be both time-consuming and complicated when you’re not familiar with it. Many homeowners make the mistake of overlooking the process of obtaining the appropriate building permits and end up with hefty fines that could’ve been avoided if they’d known the process a little better. A professional pool contractor knows the specific permits required and how to get them as quickly as possible for different cities. You can avoid significant delay and cost when you allow a professional to complete the permitting process for you.

Building Codes

Not only are there many building codes for you to be aware of; some cities actually require pool construction to be completed by a licensed pool contractor. Again, you can receive heavy fines or be forced to abandon your project if you’re not aware of proper building codes and regulations. It’s also important to have the pool built to code by a professional for safety’s sake. A lot of mistakes can occur in a DIY job simply because a homeowner wasn’t aware of how to build the pool according to regulations.


There are a lot of components to building a pool. All of these components put together require a major time commitment, and it can be difficult to find the tools and personnel necessary to complete all these tasks if you’re unfamiliar with the construction process. Most people don’t have the time necessary to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time because of work, family, and other time constraints. The pool will get built much more quickly when you hire a pool contractor who already has staff and subcontractors who are familiar with the entire process.


A very common problem with DIY projects is that they often end up costing more money in the long run because of unexpected materials, tools, and manpower. In addition, mistakes are often made that require the help of a professional to rectify. In most cases it’s better financially to hire a professional in the first place because mistakes can often end up costing more.


One of the most important aspects of a beautiful pool is the details that are added at the end of the construction process. Many of these details require experience and training, so you’re sure to have a better end result when you leave these finishing touches to the professionals.

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.”