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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN YOUR CONTRACT

There are 6 things you should include in your pool contract when you install a new fiberglass pool in your backyard to help you get the best pool. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with these 6 components by researching and reading online reviews will help you in your quest for backyard relaxation and entertainment.

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1. BRAND AND WARRANTY OF POOL SHELL

Just like cars and diamonds, fiberglass pool shells come in many grades. Read up and understand the layers of a fiberglass pool, from vinyl water to a gel coat. Not all pools are made the same; their online reviews may reflect this. Understand the warranty. You are spending a lot of money. A little research is so worth the effort. At Sanctuary Pools, we install Imagine Pools shells. Here is their warranty.  

2. PROPERLY SIZED CRANE

Also, require the pool installer to write that they will use the proper size crane and spreader bar to install your pool shell. A sky track should never be the answer. If your installer assures you a sky track is okay, put a call into the shell manufacturer and see what they say.

3. BACKFILL MATERIAL

So, backfill material should always be clean gravel (11’s and 8’s are gravel sizes we use locally). Second, earth backfill is never okay. But, again, if your pool installer assures you it will be okay, call the manufacturer and confirm with them.

4. DRAINAGE PLAN

Furthermore, have your pool installer give you a detailed drawing of his drainage plan. Shown are the diameter of the pipe and the type of pipe material. If you can’t be there to see what was installed, ask the installer to provide you with photos. Ask that the photos include something of your house or yard, so you will know the builder took the pictures of your job site.   

5. EQUIPMENT

The brand and model number of all the equipment. Pump, filter, heater, cleaner with guarantees each piece is sized correctly to your pool gallons and amenities (bubblers, water spouts, slides). These amenities can call for an increased pump size, designing to run the way they should operate.

6. YOUR YARD

Additionally, get in writing how your yard will be left when they finish the pool install. You need to understand what you’ll be left with, so you won’t be surprised or frustrated.

As you probably guessed, the above items and many more are carefully specified, along with pricing, in bids given by Sanctuary Pools. Our bid presentation is 9-10 pages long, including a detail of your price. For the amount of money you are spending, you should expect no less.

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