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CONTRACTS

Carefully review your contracts

Reading contracts is an important part of building a pool.  Be sure you understand what you are paying for and what you will get.

Some tips for going over the contract before signing:

  1. Compare your quote and contract.  Check off items as you go and be sure all equipment etc. is included in detail.
  2. Materials, cleanup, a timeline, and a payment schedule based on value of completed work should be included.
  3. Lien releases.  Asking for lien releases for each subcontractor will help protect you if the builder fails to pay them.
  4. Ask questions until you understand any exclusions listed; such as soil conditions, soil removal, utilities, and access.
  5. Arbitration clause.  An arbitration clause binds you and the builder to use arbitration to settle any disagreements.
  6. If you haven’t verified their license, do so right away.  Get a copy of their liability insurance and workers’ compensation policies as well.
  7. Keep a file of the project and take photos periodically.

Love My Pool the FSPA blog

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