Tipton Pools, serving Knoxville, Tennessee offer pool contractor hiring tips
Are you a new pool owner? Did you buy a home that came with a pool? Are you just in the market for a new pool service contractor? If you said yes to any of these questions then you may be wondering where to begin searching for a new pool service provider. The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools offer some advice when it comes to making that decision.
Here are some items to take into consideration when searching for a new pool service provider:
- Length of time in business. You may not want to completely discount a new business owner, because everyone has to start somewhere, right. If you’re going with a new business owner you will still want to make sure you work with someone who has a store front, has been a member of the community (even if not a business owner) and you will still want to work with someone who has references. Also, don’t work with any contractor who requires full up front payment.
- Look for a pool contractor that is experienced in caring for the particular style pool you have — gunite, fiberglass or vinyl as they all require different care and maintenance.
- What is the cost of the maintenance contract? What do you get with that contract price? How often will they come visit for that price? Do they have 24 hour emergency service in case you need it? Is there a charge or is that built into the contract? Compare quotes that you receive in an apples-to-apples manner to make certain you know what you’re getting and whether there will be any add-on charges.
After you’ve met with a contractor and checked references, make a decision on who will care for your pool during the next swim season. It will be here more quickly than you think!