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You’ve heard the phrase “You get what you pay for.” You may have also heard the phrase “Quality over Quantity.” When it comes to your inground pool installation, you’ll want to keep both of these phrases in mind as you decide whom to hire to build your inground pool.
We’re going to skip right over vinyl liner pools, as they don’t deliver the high quality and longevity that a fiberglass pool or custom concrete pool deliver. But even within those categories, it’s important to choose wisely.
Go for Experience and All-Inclusive Services
If you want a custom inground pool that you’ll enjoy for years to come, hiring a pool builder with design experience and one who offers pool decking and pool landscaping will save you a lot of headaches. Many high-volume pool contractors rush the job in order to meet a monthly quota. Others put in the pool but leave you with a muddy mess where the heavy equipment came through your yard.
Avoid disappointment and costly mistakes. Hire a pool builder who will take the time to listen to your wants and needs, and come up with a plan tailored to your family and your property. The design-build process may take longer, but you’ll get the high-quality pool you deserve.
You want them to:
Design It Right
Any pool builder you interview should make a site visit and take precise measurements, evaluate the slope of your yard, any obstacles to a successful pool installation, and other factors. Accurate onsite measurements are critical to designing your pool correctly.
Ask if they have a landscape architect on staff who can help ensure your inground pool and its surroundings are built to incorporate necessary retaining walls, changes in elevation, and beautiful landscaping as part of the overall design.
Look for a company that can provide you with a 3D rendering/video of what the finished project will look like. It will help you visualize the project and allow you to make changes before construction starts.
Ask if you will have an assigned project manager you can communicate directly with during the project. This can help you quickly address any issues that come up.
Build It Right
Once you have put your trust in a pool builder and their team and signed a contract, construction starts. You will want regular updates and they should provide you with a detailed project schedule.
This should be detailed in your contract and design documents, but you will want to make sure the company builds their pools right, and have workmanship warranties to back that up. Look for:
- Double Mat Steel
- Optimal 2” Piping
- Construction Planning Experience
- How Long Does It Take to Install an Inground Pool?
- Concrete Pool Installation Start to Finish
- Fiberglass Pool Installation Start to Finish
The Woodfield Difference
When you partner with Woodfield, you get a whole lot more than you get with your average pool contractor. For example:
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
If you’re dreaming of creating a pool paradise in your backyard that goes beyond the cookie-cutter pool, we can help. We design and build custom inground pools, pool decking, and pool landscaping that deliver an exceptional experience for years to come. From the moment you walk into our design showroom to the day you open the pool, you have a team of dedicated professionals working to ensure you get the outdoor oasis of your dreams.
We provide custom pool design and installation services for homeowners throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.