Hiring a Pool Contractor: What to Look for and What to Avoid

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Hiring a Pool Contractor: What to Look for and What to Avoid

Who’s ready to swim and splash all summer long? Building a pool in your Orange County, NY, backyard is one of the best ways to guarantee summer fun and make loads of great family memories. But first things first, you need to find the right pool contractor for the job. Here are a few tips on what to look for (and what to avoid!) when hiring a pool contractor.

Things to Look for in a Pool Contractor

Experience and Reputation

Let’s state the obvious: when installing your backyard pool, you don’t want a pool builder who has never built a pool before. Look for a pool builder with years of experience in the industry and a strong reputation. Check out their website, read online reviews, and ask for references. You want to ensure that the pool builder you choose has a track record of delivering high-quality work and excellent customer service.

At Orange County Pools & Spas, we have been in the pool industry since 1969. In that time, we have built a reputation for excellence, quality, and setting the standard for building beautiful, innovative pools. Check out our gallery of completed pools for ideas and inspiration.

License and Insurance

Ensure that the pool contractor you are considering is properly licensed and insured. A licensed and insured pool builder will have the necessary qualifications and protections to carry out your project safely and legally. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask for verification on these items.

Design and Construction Process

Understand the pool builder’s design and construction process. A good pool contractor will work with you to design a pool that meets your needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. They should also have a transparent construction process that involves regular communication and updates. 

When you work with Orange County Pools & Spas, our amazing and creative design team works with you from the start to help design and build exactly what you desire. Don’t worry, before we ever start construction, you will get to view and approve both 2D and 3D renderings of your pool. Learn more about our design process here.

Things to Avoid in a Pool Contractor

Choosing Based Solely on Price

A backyard pool is one place you don’t necessarily want the best bargain. While it may be tempting to choose a pool contractor based solely on their low price, this can be a mistake. You could end up spending more money in the long run to fix issues caused by poor construction practices and low-quality materials or end up replacing the pool altogether.

At Orange County Pools & Spas, we seek to offer our customers an affordable price while maintaining a high standard of quality, expectations, and attention to detail. No corners will be cut when it comes to a pool built by our team! We also work hard to communicate well and be upfront with total pool costs so there are no surprises and misunderstandings along the way.

Not Having a Contract

Always have a contract with your pool contractor that clearly outlines the project scope, timeline, costs, and any warranties. This protects both you and the pool builder from any misunderstandings or disputes that may arise during the project. Avoid pool contractors who are not willing to sign a contract or who provide incomplete or vague contracts.

When it comes to building a pool in the Hudson Valley, look no further than Orange County Pools & Spas. With an exceptional reputation and a plethora of experience and know-how, our team checks all the boxes. Make today the day you contact the best pool contractor in all of Orange County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Westchester County, and beyond. We look forward to building the pool of your dreams!

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