What do I need to know before signing my pool contract?
10 Things You Must Know Before Signing a Fiberglass Pool Contract
- Shell Warranty from the Manufacturer (fully written out, including all disclaimers)
- Pool Contractor’s Building License/Insurance Info.
- Pool Contractor’s Disclaimers.
- Who’s getting permits (pool, fencing, electrical, etc)
What should be included in a pool contract?
You need a contract that will lay out the terms of services, equipment being used, as well as payment terms, and project deadlines.
- Description of Services.
- Equipment and Materials.
- Full Drawn Diagram.
- Project Deadline and Contingencies.
- Payment Terms.
How do you write a building contract?
How to write a construction contract
- Who the parties are.
- The description of the works in a concise summary.
- The documents that must be referred to.
- Any design responsibilities the contractor has.
- Any compliance requirements, such as from planning, building control, party walls and utility companies.
How do you sub contract a pool?
Call the sub first on the phone to speak with them in person and explain that you are a homeowner wanting to build a pool on your own and ask if they work directly with home owners. Almost all subs will work with homeowners. In actuality, most subs would rather work with homeowners because they get paid quicker.
How do I choose a pool builder?
10 Tips On Choosing The Right Swimming Pool Contractor
- Find a certified swimming pool contractor. Make sure the dealer has a CBP Certified Pool Builder on staff – the designation cannot be awarded to a company.
- Get It In Writing.
- Visit the pool store.
- Know your rights.
- Listen to your gut.
Can you negotiate with pool builders?
You can do some of the work yourself. Then there’s the obvious: You can negotiate a lower price with the pool builder. The truth is, you can always try to negotiate a lower price for your pool project, the same way you an try to negotiate over any other sort of custom home improvement project.
Can you contract your own pool?
Yes, you can! Subcontracting the build of your own swimming pool is not rocket science. When most people think of building their own pool, they think that they would be like the professional pool contractor out digging the hole for the pool, doing the plumbing and electrical, etc.
How much does it cost to dig a hole for a pool?
Excavation of a hole for a 16×30-foot pool can cost $1,000 to $2,500 if heavy machinery can get into your backyard easily. Problem sites, removal of big trees and rocky soil can raise the cost of excavation to $10,000 and more. Inground pools are made from concrete, fiberglass or with vinyl liners. Each has advantages.
Do you tip your pool builder?
Tipping swimming pool installers is not a common practice. Should you decide to tip your pool installers, a tip of $10-$30 per person for a 1-3 hour job or $50 per person for a full day’s work should be appropriate. In general, tipping remains one of the most popular ways of expressing gratitude for a job well done.