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When It Comes to the Right Pool Builder, Don’t Settle for Less

Backyard pools are in high demand right now. Reputable pool builders have their schedules full with a plethora of homeowners who want to get a pool as soon as possible. While you’re probably beyond excited about getting a pool, the most important thing to remember at the moment is to be patient. If you choose to forgo the expected waiting period and settle on a lesser pool builder who promises an instant job, you may regret it later. 

Many homeowners will attest to unsatisfying pool design and construction, and when you go on to ask how they came to such a standpoint, the answer is often the same – the wrong hands built the pool. We recommend you have the foreknowledge of the contractor you plan on using for your pool project. 

Imagine getting a bad pool deal because you settled for a shabby builder. You don’t want that to be your situation. The following tips will help you to choose the right pool builder.

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Location & Showroom

It’s a red flag if a pool builder claims to be qualified for the job without saying exactly where their company is situated. Ensure there’s some sort of showroom or brick and mortar office where you can browse their gallery, discuss your options and just have an in-person experience that allows you to meet and get to know your builder on a more personal level. 


Imagine if the outcome of the pool installation is quite unlike what you had opted for. This can be disappointing. It happens when the pool builder hasn’t much experience on the job. It’s important to consider a pool builder with at least 10 years of experience. Reputable pool builders are able to maintain their trustworthy reputation and will have the reviews and references to back it up. Remember that most new businesses close before five years, which makes your builder selection even more important. Pools are a large investment, so be sure to use a company that has sustainability.

References & Review

Sometimes, a contractor avoids letting you talk to previous clients because they may only have bad things to say. References and reviews speak for themselves. It’s important for pool builders to provide potential clients with references so they can get a better understanding of how the company works and what to expect. 


Some pool builders pose to have qualifications from industry organizations. Reputable organizations such as the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, Carecraft, United Aqua Group and the Better Business Bureau all have public websites where a potential client could learn more about a company. Don’t settle for builders who are not connected to the industry in an effort to always improve their craft. Request to see any copies of licenses or certifications if they state they have them. 

Your Ft. Worth Pool Builder

The worst scenario is losing your money to a fraudster, which is running rampant in today’s climate. Pulliam Pools has been making backyard dreams come true (had an extra “s” to make it plural) since 1916, and we look forward to bringing our exceptional experience and long-standing reputation to your backyard. 

At the end of the day, it’s all about you getting the pool of your dreams, so don’t settle for anything less. You’ll be glad you waited. We’re proud to have recently been recognized as a Top 50 Pool Builder in the country by Pool & Spa News magazine for nineteen consecutive years, and we’re excited to create an award-winning custom pool design for your home. Be sure to browse our Galleries to see just a few of the projects we’ve created throughout the years. Give the pool building experts at Pulliam Pools a call to learn more about scheduling your design consultation today. 

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