Picture this. It’s a warm and sticky Saturday morning. The birds are singing; the sun is shining. You eagerly dip your toe into the crisp coolness of the pool before diving head first into your dreamy oasis. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s make this dream a reality. It’s time to pool together some quotes and call someone in to build your poolside oasis. So, what should you look for when comparing pool quotes?
Comparing pool quotes can be a little like comparing apples and oranges. The promise of a cheap price and a quick deal can seem alluring, but do you know what your quote actually includes? Cheap materials, poor craftsmanship and an unfinished pool, can put a damper on your poolside fun. A professional pool builder will provide a detailed quote that explains all of the components needed to install your pool. Most importantly, you won’t have to call different subcontractors to finish the job.
Here are Ecozen’s four fundamental questions to ask when comparing pool quotes.
1) Does your pool quote include Council Approval?
Adding a pool to your home requires building approval from your local council. To avoid delaying the construction process, find a pool builder who includes the council’s tick of approval in their quote. If they don’t, you will have to organise the documentation yourself and front any extra fees.
It pays to check if your pool builder also includes insurance or warranty for the project. The right poolside professionals will have SPASA accreditations and be able to provide peace of mind with a warranty for your investment.
2) Does your pool quote include Landscaping?
Building a pool should be more than just putting a concrete hole in the ground. A pool should reflect an oasis, a place you can relax on a summer afternoon. It will be your welcomed relief to a long working week. Best of all, it will be a place of endless entertainment for the family, providing lifelong memories to treasure.
So, how does your concrete slab turn into the pool of your dreams?
The right landscaping will provide a dramatic difference in the appearance of your pool. The paving, the plants and the poolside materials all contribute to the process of turning your pool from drab to fab. Make sure when you are comparing pool quotes that you check whether each quote includes landscaping. This way, your pool will be the finished product that you envision.
3) Does your pool quote include Fencing?
One of the most important aspects of your pool is being able to keep your family safe. Ask your pool builder whether the fencing is following Queensland laws and whether it is a temporary fixture. Some pool quotes will only include a temporary fence and will expect you to organise someone to finish the job. Does the pool builder include a safety gate or certificate on completion?
Avoid being caught on the fence and choose a pool builder who has your family’s safety in mind.
4) Does your pool quote include how to clean your pool?
Who enjoys swimming in a slimy green pool? Included in your quote should be any equipment needed to keep your pool looking spick and span. The handover to your pool should also include a complete lesson on how to maintain the pool. As a bonus, look into whether you have the option to make your pool eco-friendly and what practises they are putting in place to do this.
Building the pool of your dreams is a major investment for your family. Look for the pool builders who provide a turnkey product with a detailed quote you understand. While the prices may vary between pool quotes, it is important the quote includes all of the features you expect.
Ecozen prides itself on providing a one-stop shop for building the pool of your dreams and will go above and beyond to ensure you have a positive customer experience. With Ecozen, you can forget about the hidden fees and organising different subcontractors to finish the job. Instead, leave the job with Ecozen’s professionals and watch the magic of building a pool unfold.