Choosing to install a pool at your residence is a huge investment. Not only does swimming pool construction require a considerable sum of money, it also takes a significant amount of time, planning and adjustments to the landscape to accommodate your new pool. As this decision shouldn’t be taken lightly, we want you to know as much as you can about buying a pool before you take the plunge – or in other words, sign any contracts.
Here are some key questions to ask your swimming pool builder before making your decision.
Warranties and Licenses
Firstly, ask if your pool contractor is a registered license holder. Why? Because every building project, no matter how big or small, carries with it some form of risk. When you engage a licensed builder for your pool construction, you want to ensure you’re receiving quality services from a qualified, experienced professional. This minimises risk, and when mishaps do occur, your builder will be well equipped to handle the problem.
Secondly, ask if your swimming pool is covered by any warranties. A reputable pool builder in Melbourne or anywhere else in Australia will offer this in some form to give assurance of the quality of their work and products.
As stated in the Building Act 1993, all building projects in Victoria must be insured to protect the home owner. Therefore, it’s important to confirm that your pool builders have the proper professional insurance, including Public Liability Insurance. For further information, the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) offers a great resource.
Track History & Reputation
Do your research and find out as much as you can about the builders’ previous projects. Some helpful lines of enquiry include:
- Have they built in your area before?
- Are their contracts in plain English?
- Do they require upfront payments or progress payments?
- Do they offer genuine advice before you sign the contract?
Of course, you need to know what you’re expected to pay before the work begins. It’s essential to ask your builder what’s included in your quote and what’s not. Ensure to have it set out in writing at the beginning to avoid any nasty hidden extra charges at the end of the job.
If you’re looking for a trusted swimming pool builder in Melbourne who can provide the right answers to all of the above questions and more, give Natural Pools a call today!
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