A swimming pool construction project just might be one of the most expensive investments you make in a lifetime. In fact, a swimming pool could cost you up to $100,000 and when you do that you need to find a swimming pool contractor who is experienced and who has great referrals. The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools and Spas in Fort Worth, Texas offer 5 pool construction mistakes to avoid.

You don’t want to have any mistakes in your pool project because it will be with you for a lifetime and you need to be 100% satisfied. Their are ways to ensure you won’t have any mistakes with your project and those ways start at the very beginning of the pool construction planning process.

 5 pool construction mistakes to avoid

We know you’re excited to begin your pool project and that’s understandable, but don’t let your excitement override the fact that you need to do your due diligence and hire the best pool contractor you can find.

  1. Know the design you want. If you don’t know what design you want for your pool, talk with us and tell us how you want to use the pool, how many people will be in it. Let us know whether you want to change the landscape in your yard to accommodate the pool or if you want to have the pool fit into the existing landscape. Don’t let yourself be talked into a kidney shaped pool if you had your heart set on a traditional rectangle-shaped pool. Unless there is no way to make the pool design you’re wishing for you may need to adjust your design ideas.
  2. Know what your budget is and set realistic expectations on what your money can buy. Remember if you have a $100,000 dream but have $50,000 to spend, you will need to make changes in your dream to accommodate your budget.
  3. Ask us to fully explain all the pros and cons of all the pool construction materials — gunite, fiberglass and vinyl. You will want to know how long that particular material will last, what the cleaning requirements are and more. Get all the facts and consider: upkeep and maintenance, durability and more.
  4. Don’t rush into hiring a pool contractor and certainly don’t sign a contract because you’re feeling pressured to do so. A reputable contractor will not rush you or force you into making a quick decision. A reputable pool contractor will give you time to consider all the options set forth and the entire project before making a final decision. Also, don’t hire a contractor who requires you to pay for the entire project up front. Referrals must be checked and talk with other customers of the pool contractor you’re considering. This is too big of a project to rush.
  5. Don’t skimp on quality. Saving money by buying inexpensive equipment or materials will cost you more in the long run. Ask us how much you might save on pool operating expenses in the long run by investing in high quality, energy star equipment up front. Invest in the highest quality material and the highest energy rated equipment possible.

Give us a call and let’t talk about your 2021 swimming pool project. Get on our calendar and be swimming this summer!