Questions You Should Ask Prospective Contractors
|Are you state certified?||Yes. (License #: CPCO39915)|
|How many years have you been doing pool renovations?||Since 1987|
|Do you have liability insurance? If yes, how much?||Yes, $1,000,000|
|Do you have workers' compensation insurance?||Yes|
|Do you have an in-house service department?||Yes|
|Do you maintain pool afterward to ensure perfect water balance?||Yes, 4 weeks|
|Do they want a down payment?||No|
|How many years have you conducted business under current name?||Since 1987|
|Have you ever changed the name of your company or closed a company?||No|
After you have narrowed down and have checked customer references, make a few more calls. I know this may seem like a lot of work now, but it will help prevent headaches later.
- Better Business Bureau at 407-621-3300; check for complaints.
- Department of Professional Regulations at 904-487-1398 or 1-800-342-7940; check for complaints and ask if license is valid in your county.
- Call several major pool builders out of phone book to see what they think of your choice. We may be able to fool you, but we can't fool our peers.
I hope this has been of some help to you.