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When deciding transform your yard with a swimming pool the first step is to choose the right contractor. There are many swimming pool companies, but how do you decide which one is the best choice.

We at the Pool People are a family owned and operated company. My father started the business in 1952.  Two of my brothers and my self represent the second generation, Recently the third generation joined the Company. We have built over 500 pools since 1980, and many thousands of home improvement jobs such as siding, roofing and replacement windows since 1952.

We have thrived all these years due to one basic reason. Our clients TRUST us. They trust that we will do what we say. We will do it in the time frame we say, and that we will do it for a fair price.

All Contractors will say they will give you the best of the best, but how do you know if what they are saying is actually the truth?

There is one simple and easy way to know, ask for REFFERENCES.

You must take time to call and talk to as many as possible.

There are three good questions to ask each one:

  • Did they do what they said they were going to do? In other words did the quality, The labor and the materials meet their expectations

  • Was the project completed when they said it would be completed.

  • Was the final price of the pool the same as the contracted price? Were there unexpected add-on costs?

There is a common thought that a contractor will only give you a reference list of those customers who will give a favorable response. There is a clever way for consumers to see through this from the start.  Ask the Contractor how many pools they have installed in the past 2 years. Next ask for a reference list, if they have built a list of 10 names than you know one of two things, They have either lied to you about how many pools or they only have a 50% satisfaction rate.

They might try to tell you that there is privacy issues or the people just don't want to be bothered. This is a LIE

Our Past clients list here at The Pool People that we gladly to provide to our clients contains our full list of 60 pools we have installed in the past 4 years.

There are several important topics to research.

How long has the company been in operation

Are they properly insured

How focused are they in providing service after the sale

Do they have a service department

We at the Pool People of Ohio would like every person interested in a swimming pool to be properly informed on the different steps to choosing a contractor. Buy your pool from the company who you have developed the most trust in to do what they say they are going to do.

Dan Dodds