Whether you are putting in a new pool or looking to renovate an existing one, there are many things to look for when choosing a pool builder.
A great pool builder can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your pool.
Photos of Their Work
Whether you're a pool builder looking to expand your portfolio or a consumer looking to build your dream pool, stock photos are a great way to show off your work. Using stock photos to represent your work can save you money and time in the long run. Here are a few things to look for.
The best way to find out if a stock photo has been used in a project is to check out the website. A good rule of thumb is to find out if a project has been built in San Antonio. Luckily, most pool builders do most of their work via word of mouth. Having a good referral list to fall back on can be the difference between a new client and a happy customer. A pool builder who doesn't provide a good referral list raises red flags.
As with most products and services, there are pros and cons to using stock photos. The good news is that there are plenty of resources available to help you out. You can find a large stock photo database, or subscribe to a photo sharing service such as Flickr or Instagram. The bad news is that your photos could be used by a competing company.
They have General liability Policies
Having general liability policies for pool installers can help reduce the risks of accidents while conducting business. This can help prevent expensive settlements and court battles.
Liability coverage for pool installers can pay for damages to property and medical bills when people are injured while conducting business. This policy can also pay for the legal costs of defending against a lawsuit.
The amount of liability coverage a pool owner needs will vary, depending on the size of the home and the age of the house. Usually, a home with a swimming pool has liability coverage of about $100,000. This coverage is usually combined with other structures coverage. The other structures coverage is typically around 10% of the dwelling coverage.
Other structures coverage will cover fixtures that are not a part of the main home. For example, if your pool is an outdoor one, it is likely covered under other structures coverage.
They have experience working with permits
Having multiple contractors erect your pool can be a pain. Luckily, the folks at the Department of Consumer Affairs have your back. As with most municipal services, they have your back when it comes to approving permits and inspections. If you're in the market for a new pool, they can assist you in selecting a design that will be sure to please. They'll also be there to answer questions and keep you on track if you decide to build it yourself.
In fact, they'll likely be the ones that tell you it's time to make that big move. So, if you're considering the prospect of putting a pool in your back yard, check out our list of recommended contractors. You'll be sure to find the best one in town. A quick online survey will reveal the best ones in your neighborhood. You'll also be able to ask about their past experience and credentials.