So you are getting ready for the new pool construction! You have the phone number of a Texan pool builder on hand and a bunch of fun ideas for your new backyard oasis. While creating your own swimming pool or spa can be rather exciting, there are a few things you should avoid to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for.

MISTAKE 1: Not Asking For References!

To be perfectly honest, you shouldn’t even have to ask. Any reputable pool builder worth your time will most likely offer a long list of references along with a portfolio of their work. Speak with at least the five most recent references to get a good idea of the contractor’s workmanship, customer service, and the relationship they have with their clients. You should also take the time to research for the contractor’s certification and their social media platforms as well.

MISTAKE 2: No Design Plan Beforehand!

With so many different combinations of swimming pool shapes, designs, colors, and materials available, you should do a little research and thinking before committing to your design. Think carefully about what type of pool would be best for you and your family’s needs, how long you want it to last, what you are planning to use it for, energy usage, and additional pool options that interest you.

For example, if you have children, you want to ensure there is a shallow end for them to enjoy and there are a few safety options you may want to look into as well.

Or maybe you are interested in energy efficiency or eco-friendly options? Pool features like solar heating are a perfect option to save on energy while still being able to enjoy the luxury of a pool.

No matter what you are looking to do with your own personal backyard oasis, make sure to take the time to create the swimming pool that will perfectly serve your needs.

MISTAKE 3: Hiring The Lowest Bidder!

Don’t get us wrong, we all love to save a buck or two when we can. However, the swimming pool is not a project you want to cut corners with. This is a big investment that you want to hold up for at least a few years. However, if you go about this project cheaply, you can expect low quality materials that fall apart quickly, a costly energy bill from inefficient energy systems, and an eye sore of a backyard.

So save yourself the trouble and get the professional pool builders at Artisan Pool and Spa to do it right the first time!