Home owners who are planning to build a pool in their homes in Alameda must first check to see if the Alameda
pool builders that they have short listed for the task are certified.
The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals certifies all pool builders including the
pool builders. The certification is awarded to the pool builder after he or she completed a training program certified by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. The certification is valid for three years. As the certification is awarded to individual builders and not to the pool company, home owners should make sure to check if the
Alameda pool builders involved in their home pool construction are duly certified.
Before selecting any one of the Alameda pool builders, home owners need to check on the credentials of the company. This can be done at the California's Contractors State License Board, which is the professional organization that licenses all the Alameda pool builders. The CSLB will have copies of the company's history along with any complaints registered against any of the Alameda pool builders.
However, before contacting California's Contractors State License Board, home owners need to do some research on their own. They need to visit websites of the different Alameda pool builders and see if they are interested in any of their building styles.
After going through a list of Alameda pool builders and short listing some potential builders, home owners need to visit their stores. It is at the stores of the Alameda pool builders that homeowners can get a better understanding of the working style of the building team. By spending some time at the store, they can determine if the group is professional.
The steps taken for choosing any one of the Alameda pool builders is very similar to the steps taken by home owners in choosing contractors for remodeling their homes. Home owners need to ask the Alameda pool builders for references. If any one of the pool builders are hesitant to provide the names of references then it is probably best to forget that firm and move onto another.
Home owners should also call the references and check on the performance of the Alameda pool builders. This way home owners will have a better idea of whether the Alameda pool builders finished their work in time and also whether they were able to finish their work within the estimated amount.
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