So you’ve been thinking for years about adding a pool to your back yard or to your hotel or resort. There is no better way to create warm family memories, or to enhance your visitors’ experience and assure a return visit than to add a fun pool. You’ve selected the site, explored the costs and drawbacks of putting a year-round retreat at your fingertips and decided to, literally, take the plunge. But before you invest the $100,000 and up price tag that comes with having a slice of heaven on your property, you need to do your homework to find the best pool builder in the Atlanta area.
Do you want to create a spa-like retreat, a kid-friendly pool, an expanse of water to host pool parties? Do you want a chlorine-based pool or salt-water? A standard rectangle or a vanishing edge experience? Do you want the pool to be built from concrete, unite or vinyl? What about the finish surrounding the pool? Do you want stone, concrete or something else? After you nail down your ideal pool design, then you have to find the best designer and installer. Here’s what to look for:
The Pool and Spa News (PSN) regularly ranks pool builders and renovators as part of its service and hands out awards the top 50 builders in the country with a PSN Top 50 ranking. In order to qualify, PSN considers five factors. The company must provide information on residential construction revenue, detail their staff training programs and retention rates, provide evidence of involvement in the pool industry at large, have an active and vibrant web presence and be active in their community. If your local company has a PSN logo attached to it, you can be assured the company has been thoroughly vetted and is an excellent choice.
You want to get the best value for your money, but shop for more than the lowest price. You want to be assured of high quality workmanship as well. Look for a pool builder in Atlanta who has a nice mix of recent projects, both residential and commercial. A reputable pool builder will listen to your ideas, come up with some initial designs and work with you to create an award-winning design. Then, they’ll be with you through construction, adding the finishing touches and make certain you’re happy with the experience.