With the circulation of this blog consisting of people all over Brisbane, Australia and other parts of the world, each and every year we get e-mail from people from what seems like every corner of the world expressing disappointment with their pool installation and builders.¬†Although we’ve written few articles in the past about how you can choose your swimming pool builder, I wanted to share with everyone today one simple piece of advice that will surely make a huge differentiation if followed by Cool n Blue Pools.

Whether it’s a concrete design, repairs, and construction— homeowners only have once possibility to pick the right pool builder to assign their backyard. But unhappily, we often times still choose badly.

And what is this section of advice? Well, to make a long narrative short, it all comes down to reference.

Now before you say, “Yes Sam, I already knew to ask for references from our builders” understand that there is more to it than just asking for references. In fact, here is the proper approach:

How you can ask your swimming pool builders or repairs for previous work references?

Let’s think that you have a swimming pool builder in your home who is giving you a price on your pool project. The first question that stuck on your mind should be asking them the simple question first:

How many pools did they install last year in their area?

Simple question, right? But here is the thing– Every pool gentleman will rapidly tell you the answer to this question. Heck, many will even round up in an effort to be professed as superior.

Now, once the builder has told you that how many pools they did last year, your next question will be May I see you reference record from last year then?

Let’s think the swimming pool builders said they installed 30 pools in 2015.

If this is the case, and you only get, say, 15 references, then this basically means one thing– A 50% satisfaction rate.

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How do you feel about those odds?

As I’ve discussed this simple builder qualification technique over the years, I’m always amazed at how many consumers have told me, “Sam, the builder tells me that he’s not allowed to give out the names due to privacy.”

Again, this is a lie.

In over 15 years of Brisbane Swimming pool builders, our company has never had a customer tell us their name couldn’t be on our reference list, with the exception of 5 people, and that’s because they were celebrities.

Think about that for a second. Over 2500 names and not a single person has told us ‘NO’.

The reason for this is simple.

So for those of you that willing be picking your swimming pool builder in the coming months and read this, please make the decision to do what I’ve suggested here.

And if a pool builder refuses to give you the references you request, just walk away. Surely there is someone in your area that is willing to be honest and transparent with their business.

By taking this step, you just may save major stress, headache and money too.

So be smart my friends, and follow this suggestion.

Trust me, it works.