Before hiring your Vancouver swimming pool contractor, it is important to make sure that they are the right fit for you. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to ask. Here are 7 questions to help you find the right swimming pool contractor for your project.
7 questions to ask your Vancouver swimming pool contractor before hiring them
1. Are you insured and licensed?
Any Vancouver swimming pool contractor you work with should be licensed and insured. If they are not and something goes wrong, you may end up in a bad position. Do you feel like the contractor you are considering is not giving you a straight answer about their licence and insurance? Take that as a red flag and move on.
2. How much experience do you have?
You do not want someone to learn their job on your pool. Given this, you should always look for a contractor with years of experience. Make sure that this experience includes the type of swimming pool you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for an infinity pool, you want to work with a company that has experience with that style of pool.
3. Can I look at your portfolio?
Any Vancouver swimming pool contractor worth their salt should be able to provide samples of their work. After all, this is one of the best ways to see if your vision and their work align.
4. Do you have references?
The best way to predict future behaviour is to look at past behaviour. Want to know if your contractor will stick to their schedule? Update you about budget changes? Have a smooth build process? Ask previous clients about their experiences! Remember, though, that references are likely to give you glowing reviews and approach them accordingly.
5. Can you accommodate…?
Most homeowners come into the pool building process with some key features in mind. These may include wanting a saltwater pool or a certain shape/style. Make sure that your Vancouver swimming pool contractor can and will accommodate all of your wants and needs!
6. When will my pool be done?
Having a clear timeline will help you plan – and manage your loved ones’ expectations. At the same time, you want to make sure that your contractor can give you an answer about how long your build will take. If they dodge, this is not a good sign and could indicate a company that you will have to chase after to have your pool completed.
7. Can you give me a quote?
You should never go into a build blind. While quotes can always change, you want to know the general price you are looking at. Then you can decide if you can afford your dream pool instead of waiting to discover this information halfway through construction.
Before getting to these questions, make sure you are prepared for any meeting with a Vancouver swimming pool contractor… and never, ever make these comments to them.
Ready to get started? Contact the team at Trasolini Pools today at 604-255-8551.