Looking for a Reseda pool remodeling service? Rest assured, it’s no coincidence that Google led you to this page. We’re here to talk about how you can get professional pool remodeling service for your Reseda swimming pool. Whether they’re commercial or residential, swimming pools are a place of fun and relaxation. That’s why it’s no surprise that pool owners spend time and money to remodel their pools. Pool remodeling is not an easy undertaking. Oftentimes, a pool remodeling project lasts anywhere from two to six weeks – sometimes longer if more features are added into your swimming pool. It’s carried out by several individuals that specialize in various types of jobs; from electrical, plumbing, masonry, tiling, and pool design. It’s not going to be a busy six weeks with people working in your backyard everyday. It’s more of different jobs spread over six weeks including different undertakings like retiling, resurfacing, and pool decking. With all the work involved, you sure won’t trust your pool ‘in the hands’ of an inexperienced pool guy.
That said, we’ll be checking some of the things you should be looking out for when hiring a pool contractor for your remodeling project. Believe us when we say all pool contractors will say that they’re number one, so finding the right people to help you complete your pool remodeling is important. So, without further delay, here are some of the things you should consider before you shake hands with a pool pro.
1. Ask Around.
Ah! Nothing beats some good, old fashioned police work. One of the first things you can do when searching for a pool contractor is to ask around. Talk to friends and families who recently had their pools remodeled or even those who simply have pools in their backyards. Chances are, they would know someone, who knows someone, who might know someone who recently had their pool remodeled; you know what we mean. Who better to ‘spill the beans’ about their experience with a pool contractor than your close and inner circle?
Here’s where you can get raw and unadulterated opinions about how a pool contractor does business, how they can be late, or always on time. How they enter the property and leave it with dirt and debris all over, or how courteous and well mannered the team working on your pool are crucial. These small and seemingly inconsequential details about a friend’s and family’s past experience with a pool contractor can help you decide which pool company would be best.
2. Browse the Web.
Okay, we’re now in the digital age and you may feel like an old-timer asking around. Not to be concerned, there’s a lot of information readily available ‘at your fingertips’. Open your computer or your smartphone and ‘fire up’ your browser. From here, you can search pool contractors near your area and pay them a visit. You can visit pool contractor websites and check the services they offer. You can also read customer feedback, which we’ll talk about in a few, and get a feel of the services they offer. Of course, everything you’d see there are all positive things built and written to get you to sign up for their services, but at least you can see how much effort the pool contractor puts in their website. It’s also an indication of how well a pool contractor knows about what they’re doing. Some contractors build websites that are legitimate pools of knowledge (see what we did there), where you can find almost every information you need. It’s like going to a one-stop-shop for everything related to pools and reading all the materials they’ve put up will help you decide what kind of remodeling service you need and how to approach pool remodeling. Simple pieces of information like when to remodel your pool or what the latest pool remodeling trends are will save you some time and effort from researching how you would like your backyard pool to look like.
3. Check for Customer Feedback.
Alright, we’ve mentioned we’ll talk about customer feedback and there’s a good reason why it deserves its own section in this list. No matter what kind of service you offer, swimming pool services included, customer service and customer interaction is such a strong driving force that can make customers come back for more or walk towards a different direction. In fact, some businesses bank on customer service since it’s one of the most effective marketing strategies. Case in point, your friends and family’s opinion about a pool contractor are pivotal. If they say they’ve had a positive experience with a pool guy, there’s a good 80% you’ll get that pool pro to work on your pool. Customer feedback posted on pool contractor’s websites as well as other online platforms have the same effect. It can drive people to come asking for their service or can drive people away. That said, check customer reviews about a pool contractor’s services. You’ll be surprised to see how brutally honest customers can get when rating and leaving feedback.
Some good places to visit are Yelp and other social media platforms like Facebook as reviews and comments left by customers cannot be as strongly manipulated by the business like they can do with their own website.
4. Look for Licensure and Accreditation.
Offering services, like Reseda pool remodeling services, is no easy feat. In fact, it’s one of the most laborious projects out there since it involves several other jobs to complete a remodeling service. That said, you wouldn’t let a ‘green horn’ work on your pool, let alone remodel it. One of the easiest ways to ensure better service is a pool contractor license. A licensed pool professional will have had enough experience to remodel your swimming pool. Different states will have different requirements for one to become a licensed pool professional, but here in California, the government mandates that a pool contractor offering such services should be a licensed swimming pool contractor.
Otherwise known as the C-53 – Swimming Pool Contractor License, this permit or certificate requires a pool professional to have at least 4 years of experience performing and supervising swimming pool services like pool, spa, and hot tub construction as well as repair and installation of swimming pool equipment like gas, electric, and solar-powered pool heaters as well as single-speed and variable-speed pool pumps. This information is easy to see as many pool contractors will have their license displayed where it can easily be seen. With that information, check if it’s valid by going to the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board, enter the contractor’s license number, and find if it’s current and valid.
5. Find an Experienced Pro.
Lastly, check how long a pool professional has been in the business. Experience is indicative of how well a pool contractor performs. It takes good pool service to stay in the business. If you’re not as good as you market yourself, chances are, your customers will see you for who you are and they won’t be going back for more. Because you’re losing customers, you’re losing business and because of that, your chances in staying in business are slim. An experienced professional will not only have a proven track record to boast, but will have gained the right know-how to carry out the services they offer. In the case of swimming pool remodeling, an experienced pool contractor will have developed the skills and the techniques needed to carry out the required tasks like chipping out the old plaster, applying the new pool interior, and knowing where to find the right materials.
Valley Pool Plaster Pool Remodeling
Here at Valley Pool Plaster, we offer superior quality swimming pool remodeling. We’ve been in the business for well over a decade and we have more than enough practical experience ‘to boot’. We started our business in 2008 and have founded our company in doing honest, ethical, and fair business. We treat our customers as family, so it’s no surprise that our customers become our friends after we’ve finished our project. We also get most of our clients through customer referral. We’re happy that we leave such a positive impression on our customers that they willingly recommend us to their friends and families. Speaking of which, you can check our customer feedback on Yelp, Facebook, and our website to see real customer testimonials and feedback to see what our customers have to say.
We’re a licensed business with updated, current, and a valid license to conduct and operate as pool professionals. We’re also backed by experienced individuals who are licensed, bonded, and insured who complete an average of 50 to 100 projects annually – pool remodeling services included. We know just exactly what methods work and what does not, which gives us the advantage when it comes to remodeling your swimming pool and how to make each material last. Trust your pool ‘in the hands’ of Reseda’s finest, trust Valley Pool Plaster for all your pool remodeling needs.