Living in South Florida is like living in perpetual summer and what better way to cool off and enjoy this paradise than to go swimming in a pool. If you don’t have a pool, you probably think: who will I hire to make and create my dream pool?

It is safe to say when you think pools in South Florida, outdoor events with friends and family come to mind. However, before you send out the invitations, you must do your research and select the right pool builder for the job.

First, you must decide on what kind of pool you want. Consider the following factors: geographic location, personal taste and budget.
You can start the design process on your own or in consultation with a pool builder. The benefits of including the pool contractor at this stage are that the contractor can provide a comprehensive design and save time. However, independent research on all aspects of the pool building process will make you a better consumer and that will make you more confident about your ultimate decision.

Second, when selecting a pool builder, you need to create a list of pool contractors servicing your area. To find great contractors, ask around for recommendations. A quality pool builder will have a list of satisfied customers and examples of their best work.

You should also thoroughly research pool builders to ensure they have credibility and a track record for customer satisfaction. Read reviews online and check to make sure they are licensed and insured.

The Better Business Bureau can provide an in-depth summary of builders and complaints to help you further make a decision. If there are unresolved complaints, it is better to stay away.

Other red flags to look out for:

1. Pressuring you to make an impulse decision.
2. Asking for cash payment or a large upfront deposit.
3. Lack of professionalism.
4. Offering an unrealistic low estimate for the job itself.

Third, make appointments with the remaining pool builders on your list and visit their place of business. One of the most important questions to ask during the interview is about service and warranty. A good pool contractor will give you a thorough presentation on all aspect of the pool building process that will include detailed information on services, warranty and price.

The process of installing a luxury swimming pool is a big project and it is essential to hire a pool builder that can be trusted.

Custom Watershapes is licensed and insured with 25 years of pool building experience and is a member of the FSPA and Genesis University and is committed to a higher standard of service.

The team at Custom Watershapes continuously seeks out training on new products and higher education to provide the latest products and services to customers.

Choosing the right pool builder is an important decision, and when you select Custom Watershapes, you will ensure that you and your family enjoy your new pool for many years to come.