Absolutely. The real question is how much money can I save?
The answer to that question is like many things in life – it depends. Things that affect your savings will be the size of your pool project, the size of the pool companies you’re considering and how much you want to be involved with your project.
If you compare what it costs to build a pool yourself versus a large, multi-city retail construction company who has to pay for offices, marketing, vehicles, employees, and a large owner pay check your savings could be significant. Most pool companies strive to maintain at least a 20% cost to profit ratio at a minimum, but depending on the size of the pool project your savings could be significantly higher.
Instead of financing these overhead costs, you will be paying the people who build the pool each and every day. Essentially you’re dealing directly to build and pay for your project instead of paying a middle man for your backyard.

There are two parts that are essential to answer this question. The first one is a quiet, little secret that every successful business owner has figured out; your success is in the people you hire. Your pool project is no different. You’re not building the pool – the sub-contractors you hire are and they have years and even decades of experience doing just that. The one thing they rely on is the second part of this question and that is starting with a good plan. A good, solid pool plan drawn by industry professionals will provide the correct specifications and details needed for the construction of your pool. With a few confirmations and a short review before each trade begins their work, your pool plan will serve as your guide for the subs throughout the entire process. In addition, inside the member’s area you’ll find construction checklists, pictures and details that will help you to understand each phase and provide you with review sheets that will help you with each step of your pool construction.

Yes, matter of fact, you’ll have the power of up to 9-10 times the warranty a traditional pool builder would offer. A pool builder’s warranty is just a reflection of the warranties provided by the sub-contractors who work on the job. If you sign a contract with a pool company your warranty is now in the hands of just one entity. If that one builder fails to pay his bills or runs off with the cash you gave him, your warranty goes with him. When you hire and pay the subs direct you now have warranties with each one of them, including a billion dollar pool equipment manufacturer.

Your chances of losing your pool warranty are now much less likely than putting all your eggs in the basket of a pool builder who may decide that buying a new boat in Costa Rica might be his new line of business.

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