Finding the right pool builder may seem to be difficult

– Who do we trust?

– How do we know if we are not getting ripped off by tradesmen?




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With interest rates rising, and the cost of living in general on the up and up, we all just want to save a dollar where we can.
And that is fair enough, but it pays to do some research, especially when it comes to building an investment in your backyard. A concrete pool is something that is going to last a lifetime, especially when you have worked so hard to save up and plan your backyard oasis holiday for yourself and your family.
So here are a couple of great tips to get you started.
1. Check their QBCC license!
: Do they even have one? And do they have the right QBCC license? What exactly are they licensed for? It’s fairly easy to get a “Pool builder qualification, but check if they have any others. For instance builder, concreter, carpenter, etc By having more licenses you will also be guaranteed on all your work and also insured by QBCC.
2. Ask for some references
: This is a very important factor to ensure a decision on whether you want to hire this pool builder or not. Don’t take a salesman’s word, check their work with your own eyes. You must obtain proper references and google their business and read their reviews. Reviews don’t lie. Ask them for photos, websites and social media platforms are a good place to start with.
3. Ask some questions
: A good honest company with plenty of knowledge and experience will answer any questions you have without a problem. It is also important to trust companies that have been in the industry for a long time. It is a bit risky to go with a business that has just popped up.
4. Compare the quote
: It is simple. Talk to as many pool builders as possible and compare their quotes. You can then notice that it is not only prices that vary, but also their itemised materials and labours. There could be a lot of little hidden expenses. The quote may look good at first glance, but look closer, and compare. Do not be afraid to ask questions. If it is too good to be true, it probably is! It is better to know what you are going to be charged upfront, than being surprised by hidden costs during the course of the construction.
5. Lead times
: This one is usually a dead giveaway – if they are not busy. This could mean something There’s usually a good reason for it! ‘Good things come to those who wait’
6. Payment schedule
: Last but not least, payments should only be made on completion of each stage, and NOT be paid upfront.
Remember, this is something that is supposed to last a lifetime, saving a couple of dollars now, may cost you a lot more down the line!