“We just wanted to thank you for all your work in getting our pool installed and to say we appreciate Barrier Reef’s patience with us through the long wait for us to be ready. It all seemed to go smoothly from the bobcat digging the hole to the handover and we have really enjoyed the pool on the many hot days we’ve had since it went in. Thanks also for sorting out the change of model and delivery of the robotic cleaner, much appreciated.”
What To Look For When Buying A Pool
Buying a pool can be a time consuming and sometimes-confusing process. Below are a few tips to watch out for that should help you make the right decision.
Warranties For Your Pool
Some pool companies offer “Lifetime” or “never fade” warranties which sound fantastic, but the reality is. If it sounds too good to be true, it often is.
Always ask the name of the company who guarantees the product or gel coat. Not all the pool companies will give direct warranties. In many cases, you will find the warranties are held by unknown sister companies which have little or no assets. These sorts of warranties are worthless. Make sure who is giving the warranty
Is The Warranty Transferable?
Most pool companies don’t have transferable warranties, so if you sell your home, the pool is no longer covered under warranty with the new owner. Why is this so? Because the average person sells their home every nine years, meaning in the majority of cases, the warranty period is only nine years for the pool company. You need a fully transferable warranty, so you know your pool has been manufactured to the highest standard.
The pool capping is the most expensive part of the paving process. Some pool companies only offer one year on the first row. This is not reassuring considering that the average price of bullnose paving is $2,000 and you will most likely be paying someone in the future for this to be re-laid again. Always ask what the paving guarantee is around the pool edge.