Beware of Review That Look a Little “Too Good”
Some pool builders have a ridiculously large amount of reviews that are just impossible to achieve. Be skeptical when reading online review portals as not all of the information there may be accurate. Some pool installation companies have been known to purchase reviews and use unscrupulous tactics when it comes to asking for reviews.
Are The Projects Real?
Many pool builders without a track record for successful pool construction projects use stock photography to represent their body of work. Make certain your pool builder is using images that represent their most recent body of work. If the projects on their website look like they haven’t been built in San Antonio, or the images look a little too perfect, odds are good that the pool builder may be using stock photos.
Bait & Switch Tactics To Beware Of
Certain high-end materials and finishes may be replaced with lesser ones by builders. If this is the case, your contractor should inform you and, if possible, reimburse you for the difference in cost. If a contractor decides to utilize lower-quality materials without first getting the owner’s OK, it could lead to a bait-and-switch approach.
To ensure that your pool contractor has the freedom to make major substitutions without contacting you, you should thoroughly review any contract before signing it. Visiting the construction site on a regular basis to observe how things are progressing, requesting invoices for supplies purchased, or requesting photos, video, or other proof of the materials they’re utilizing are all options.
Any requirements you have for your contractor should be spelled out in writing in the contract. This is the only way to guarantee that the provisions are enforceable in court of law.