Some contractors may try to charge you hidden fees that they don't mention when they write you an estimate. So it's important to know what to look for in your next backyard project that may impact cost. Here a few factors you might not have considered:
- Q U A L I T Y O F M A T E R I A L S . At first glance, you may think all tile and plaster materials do the same job. However, varieties in style, color, and quality are nearly endless. So take your time when selecting materials for your swimming pool, spa, deck, and any other features your installing. It is a good idea to do research on these materials independently as well.
- C R A F T S M A N S H I P & E X P E R T I S E . If you're working with a skilled and experienced swimming pool contractor, keep in mind that you're paying for more than just construction and labor. Pool builders are artisans in our industry and bring added value to the design and craft of your backyard.
- M A G N I T U D E & S C O P E . When gearing up for your backyard dream, remember that bigger projects require more time to complete. More hands working on your project and longer construction times can both easily raise costs. But this also works in reverse, so if you are looking to minimize costs on your swimming pool installation, see what special features or elements you could do without to save your wallet.
- W A R R A N T I E S & S U P P O R T . As we've mentioned in our article on Lifetime Warranties, the warranties and customer service guaranteed to you in person or on paper are only good as long as the swimming pool contractor is in business. Even if the bid is higher, try to work with a swimming pool company who has substantial longevity.
At California Pools, we value integrity, trust, accountability, and mutual respect, so we have no hidden agendas in our consultations. Having been in business for nearly 65 years, we can provide the same high-quality materials, superior craftsmanship, expert design, and unparalleled customer service that we have offered since the summer of 1952. Call us at (800) 282-7665 for more information, or contact us anytime online to schedule a free in-home consultation with the California Pools office nearest you.