Summer time and living is easy, right? Even if you don’t have a pool this year, you may be considering getting a new pool for 2024 and the time is now to start the process. Believe the pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, TN when they say that their calendars are filling up quickly and that some equipment is hard to come by so now is the best time to start the process. We have put together a list of 5 questions to ask a new pool contractor to help you narrow down the professional contractor you want to work with.

If you’ve ever thought, “We want our swimming pool” but where do we even begin? It’s a daunting task with a high price tag and you need to ensure you’re getting the best pool contractor who can give you the best pool you have budgeted for. Your pool should, and can, last a lifetime and it all starts with hiring the best contractor in Knoxville, TN.

5 questions to ask a new pool contractor

What to consider when hiring a pool contractor:

  • What is their experience? Do a Google search and check out their website. Do they have online reviews? What is their portfolio of past projects? What construction materials does he use? These are a few of the items you will find on the site.
  • Understand the differences between the different types and styles of pool construction material, the equipment that goes in it and any accessories you want in your swimming pool. We will explain the ins and outs and pros and cons of all the different construction materials so you can make a fully informed decision.
  • Don’t sign a contract with the first builder you find. Meet with at least three potential contractors. Ask friends and family for referrals to potential pool contractors for your project. Ask the potential pool contractors for a list of customers whose pools he’s constructed. Never feel pressured to make an immediate decision — this is a project with too high of a price tag to make a decision because of a high-powered sales call.
  • Have a list of questions to ask your potential swimming pool contractor. Having done research before you meet with them will help you understand what he’s saying and will help you make informed decisions. Do a Google search to find out some of the common questions pool contractors are asked or read through our site and articles to find out more.
  • Keep your budget firmly in mind. Letting them know upfront what you have to spend will help him put together a pool construction estimate that will fit the budget you have in mind. Also, letting them know your budget will prevent you from spending more than you can afford. Tell us what you may want in your pool down the road and we can put together a cost list for that and you can decide when you can afford to add more.

There is no time like the present to begin your research and interview potential pool contractors. Having your own pool will be a big ticket purchase, but it will be a staycation spot you will have for decades to come.