Volume of jobs good and bad pool builder take on and how it affects you:
1) The obvious reason to stay away from builders that take on too many jobs is point blankly, they are looking for their next pool to sell. Most swimming pool contractors are looking to maximize the volume of pools they build. When they do that, you become a job NUMBER. There is usually little to NO supervision, putting the liability at the hands of the subcontractors. Let’s face it, in the deep south it gets HOT! When it get’s hot with not only no supervision but NO VOICE to be heard, people/subcontractors or employees can get lazy. Who pays for that? Not the subcontractor or the builder but YOU!!! Find a builder that does not take on more than he/she can chew therefore hopefully for you they will not be on the job just to collect a pay check!
2) Another reason that is not obvious for choosing a contractor that not builds too many volume of pools is ease to get in touch with the builder to answer all of your questions. That includes weekends and nights. If you chose a good builder the relationship should be more than one of business! We at Crystal Pools treat all of our new and PAST customers professionally but also on a personal level. It is not our GOAL to take on too many jobs (under 20 per year). With that ratio for Jeff and Kevin they can provide the customer not only with supervision and openness but provide them with AVAILABILITY! Not just during the job but years after it is completed!
3) The last that will be discussed that most people do not think of is this: WARRANTY! Have you ever wondered whose responsibility it is to warranty everything with your pool once completed? The BUILDERS. At Crystal Pools and Spas because we take on so FEW jobs we target to address any warranty work in a week’s period. It is the amount of jobs that allows us to have the time and availability to give our customer’s the attention they DESERVE!
4) The most important factor for choosing a builder that doesn’t worry about maximizing the volume of pools that they build is the length of time it takes for a company to complete their job. Companies that take on too many jobs can’t complete their jobs in a timely manner. Think of it like this, if you were building 10+ pools at a time you wouldn’t have the availability of a work staff therefore you would have two options, take longer to build or have different crews and get different results. We hear all the time of a pool taking over a half of a year to complete jobs. We average 2-5 weeks from the day we dig because your job is one of our few we will have going on. This is by the choice of our philosophy. We feel as though it will keep the success of our name to go on through the generations under ONE NAME!
In conclusion, you would be blown away at how many stories I hear by person or by emails that say once a certain company/competitor gets the contract signed that they NEVER see their builder again. It is as if everything was outsourced to different people or worse to the subcontractors alone!!! This is honest. If you are not in the New Orleans area, email us but do your HOMEWORK! Getting a pool built is NOT like buying a vehicle. When you finally figure out the type of vehicle you want you go around seeing the service different companies can offer but more importantly the price. With a pool it is DIFFERENT, it is a man made item that is going to vary from builder to builder. It is not like it is built somewhere else and we are bidding to deliver it! We are getting paid to BUILD it CORRECTLY!! If you do live in the New Orleans area please give us a call for you new or existing pool. We will be honest and assure you you won’t be a number. Also, we will assure you that we stand before our Crystal Pools logo and we ARE our logo we DO NOT hide behind our logo!!! You get US!
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