The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals estimates that there are 10.4 million residential swimming pools in the United States. Adding a swimming pool to your home increases the property value, while also providing a great source for relaxation, exercise, and entertaining. However, there are some misconceptions out there regarding the process of pool construction. Promier Landscapes is here to dispel three common myths about pool construction.
Myth 1: All pools are built using the same materials
Your pool designer in Kingsport offers different materials for constructing a swimming pool. Durability comes at a price; certain materials will cost more during construction, but those materials also will last longer, saving you money in the long run. Other types of materials may look better, but entail more work by the homeowner when it comes to maintaining and cleaning the pool. Before beginning any pool construction project, your pool contractor at Promier Landscapes will review all the options you have when it comes to materials, and which materials they would recommend for your pool.
Myth 2: Everyone constructs pools the same way
Tennessee law requires a contractor to have one of two types of licenses to install a swimming pool. The first is a home improvement license, which can be obtained by anyone provided they present a $10,000 bond for liability purposes and pay a $250 license fee, then complete all the necessary paperwork. However, a contractor with a home improvement license only can write contracts worth a maximum of $25,000. The second license, a contractor’s license, requires the same bond and fee, but also entails passing a written exam and having a financial statement review conducted by a Certified Public Accountant. The holder of a contractor’s license can write contracts on projects over $25,000.
Now for the bad news… none of this licensure guarantees the contractor you hire knows anything about installing a pool. And if you do find a contractor with prior experience with pools, they might not have the attention to detail you want. Maybe they don’t use high-quality materials. Your pool is an investment in your home—and if there are problems, it can be a major drain on your finances. Ask any prospective pool builder to review their experience, construction process, techniques, and preferred materials before beginning work.
Myth 3: All pool companies are the same
Choosing a contractor to install your pool is a huge decision. You want a pool builder with a proven track record of experience that is well-regarded in the community, and that shows transparency about every aspect of the project: projected costs, materials, design, the actual construction, and the timetable of completion. Any pool contractor you approach should supply all this information when requested. Promier Landscapes has been in business since 2003. Our design and construction of both pools and hot tubs have produced an array of stunning outdoor spaces in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol in Tennessee. Find out more about what we have to offer by contacting our office at (423) 246-7977 to schedule a consultation with one of our pool designers.