Sharpen your pencils because it’s time to start checking some important boxes. In one of our previous blog posts, 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Pool Contractor, we talked about the key factors to sidestep when selecting a pool contactor. Now, we want to focus on what to look for when selecting a pool installation professional. While it’s sometimes easy to see red flags, knowing the green lights can prove to be a little trickier.

Here are some things that should always get a big, enthusiastic check on the list:

□ The company is licensed and insured.

This is numero uno. You want to work with a trustworthy company, preferably with more than three years of experience under its belt.

□ You have requested and called the contractor’s customer references.

They say actions speak louder than words, but in this case, it’s paramount to hear what others have to say. Their words could make or break your decision.

□ You have received a clear contract that includes pricing.

Installing a pool is a big commitment so you want to have some clear, definitive guidelines in writing. The contract also a direct reflection on the professionalism of the company. If they’re legit, they do things by the books with a paper trail.

□ You have discussed the type of building materials that will be used.

When you’re paying out of pocket, it’s important to ensure you’re not being oversold. Ask probing questions about the type of building materials your contractor intends to use, do some research and make sure that it falls in line with your vision.

□ You have seen a rough timeline and scope of work to be completed.

While every job has some unforeseen issues that can slow down the timeline, your contactor should be able to provide a rough estimate and a scope of work. This way you have a clear vision of what the construction will be like and how you can best prepare yourself, your family and your neighbors is necessary.

Looking for a trustworthy pool crew? We’ve been building dreams for our customers for more than a decade and are ready to plan your pool project. Call us at 508-432-3445 or email