Can you believe that it is already 2016?! The bad news is that your swimming pool is not looking too good right now. The good news is that there are lots of ways to make your 2016 pool remodeling project much less of a financial strain while having plenty of creative fun.
Use 0% Financing for Pool Remodeling
Find a pool remodel company that offers special financing for pool remodeling. The obvious benefit to using 0% financing is that it allows you to spread out your financing over a year or two. The downside is that it really only works for highly responsible consumers. If you forget to pay the loan off in time there are often stiff penalties. 0% financing is perfect for people who tend to pay things off early.
Another big benefit of hiring a company that offers financing is a little more qualitative in nature. In order to offer special financing to consumers in the swimming pool remodeling market a pool remodeling company must go through extensive background checks and financial credit checks. This is a requirement of the bank that actually provides the funding for the loan. They even check the businesses bank statements over the past few years to make certain that the business is financially strong and growing. By using a pool remodeling company that offers special financing you can be fairly confident that the business is one of the top performers in the industry.
Remodel between November 1st and February 1st
If you wait until February to remodel your swimming pool you will pay at least 20% more for your pool remodeling project. Any pool remodeling business that has achieved any level of success will be in high demand by February each year. If you wait too long you have to pay significantly more than if you start the project in November, December, or January. It is also important to call well in advance to secure your spot for the winter because the more successful pool companies will be filling those low priced spots in their schedule early. For example, in 2015 Lazy Day Pools had already booked up December with pool remodeling projects in August!
Do Not Choose the Lowest Price
Water is wet. The sky is blue. You get what you pay for. Remodeling a swimming pool is completely different from remodeling a commercial or residential building. It requires very specialized knowledge and skill. Those few businesses that have been around long enough to prove themselves in the market will not work for the lowest price. It is common knowledge within the pool industry that low price swimming pool remodeling companies generally do a poor job. The price leaders in the industry are also significantly more prone to add-on pricing during the project. These businesses also have a much higher rate of angry customers. You get what you pay for. Choosing the lowest price for pool remodels will almost always result in bad outcomes and even higher expenses down the road. Spend the money up front to have the job done right.
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