Educational Consumer Tips

Swimming Pools-In Ground

Author: Better Business Bureau

The following comments provide general information for consumers, and do not necessarily reflect the practices or record of any particular company.

Keep in mind your needs, desires and budget when considering purchasing an inground pool. The most critical factors in deciding on an inground pool is choosing a contractor, allowable budget, maintenance responsibility, safety considerations and your family's lifestyle.

Select a pool contractor or dealer as carefully as you would an architect or builder of your home. Read all about pools to learn of pool planning, maintenance and safety. Verify references. Ask for two or three written bids. After deciding on a contractor, don't forget any additional costs such as maintenance fees and safety alarm purchases. Check with your local bank and your professional pool dealer about financing options.