It is possible to install your above ground pool yourself but if you do not have the time or you want to make sure it is done correctly hire a professional above ground pool installer. Most people take their time choosing their swimming pool so they should take the time to get the right installer. In order to do that, there are certain things that you should find out before you sign the contract hiring the installer.
You should start by doing your research and finding out all you can about a few pool installer companies. When contacting them ask how long they have been in the business and if it has been longer than ten years check to see if they ever used another name. The reason is that some companies may decide to change their name if their company has had any problems or has faced financial problems. If they are a reputable company they should have no problem giving you this information. It is a wise idea to confirm this information with the Better Business Bureau.
You should make sure that the company holds a valid license even if your state does not require a contractor to have the license. If the company and their employees take the time to get this type of license and certification they are ones who are dedicated to their profession and will do the installation of your above ground pool correctly. Another fact to consider is if the contractor does not have a license they may not be legal liable for any damage to your swimming pool.
You need to make sure that the installer you choose has installer’s insurance because if not it could be a disaster if something goes wrong during the installation or the one doing the installing gets hurt. Check all the warranty information before you hire a pool installer to be sure what is covered. Before installation is done all workmanship and parts should be under warranty.
You can also do your research online of the various companies you are considering hiring. Some have consumer forums where you can get details that about the company such as if anyone has registered a complaint against the company and what it was. Many times a consumer will take the time to rate a company if they have done a great job of installing their above ground pool, or if they have done a bad job.
If you have friends, family, or neighbors who have had a new above ground pool installed ask them if they were satisfied with their installer and if they were get the name of the company they used. Often the best company to hire comes from these references.
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