What to Know About Pool Construction Before You Take the Plunge

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pool constructionBuilding a perfect swimming pool and keeping it that way depends a lot on who you hire. Pool construction is a bit like open-heart surgery on your yard, so it’s going to be messy. The contractor will try to contain the mess as best he can, but there’s going to be a lot of dirt moved around, which means there’ll be dump trucks on site.

Your new pool is going to be with you for a very long time, so you’ll want to find a trustworthy builder who will stand behind his work. You’ll also want to know what type of warranty is offered. Remember that pool construction might take longer than you expect, especially if the weather disrupts proceedings. Having said this, it’s important that the company you hire has a well-laid-out plan to ensure deadlines are met.

Also ensure that you have a contract that details each phase of the project, including when payments are to be made. The deposit to be paid is usually no more than a third of the total cost. The contract should also detail scheduled progress payments up to completion. Lastly, ask for a lien release because most pool construction companies hire subcontractors for tasks like plastering, excavating and electrical installations. In addition to getting a lien from the pool builder, also get one from each of the contractors as they do the work.

Contact me, Chad Goodin, at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios if you’re ready to build the pool of your dreams in the Lake Norman/Mooresville areas of North Carolina. We’ll make your outdoor living vision come to life!