What Should Be Included In Your Pool Package?

Posted December 15, 2022 in 3D Design, Blog, Design/Build, Fence, General, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

When it comes to planning for an inground pool, there are a variety of different packages and pool accessories to choose from. So, knowing what your swimming pool contractor includes in their scope of work is important. A standard in-ground swimming pool will need additional features that may or may not be included in the initial scope of work. For example patio and fence! This is why it is important to make sure you are working with a partner who is well-versed and is ready to partner with you for a successful outdoor living experience.

Although problems are inevitable with any construction project, most costs and potential problems should be discussed before construction begins to ensure you are comfortable and confident with your investment before your build starts. But unfortunately, there are contractors out there that are only worried about completing a transaction. This is why we’re sharing 4 line items that should be included in the quote for your new pool to avoid hidden charges:

  • Site Preparation and Site Access Plan

If the quote for your new pool does not include a plan for site access, fence installation, lawn restoration, temporary fencing, grading, patio installation, etc. you run the risk of spending thousands on unforeseen expenses.

Or even worse you could be stuck navigating the dreaded blame game when it comes to managing the multiple contractors it will take to complete a custom swimming pool. This is why it’s important to fully understand who is responsible for what and how your new swimming pool will be built so you are not wasting unnecessary money tearing up your grass multiple times for things that should have been discussed early in the process.

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  • Renderings and Permits

Most homeowners are only going to build a new pool once or twice in their lifetime. And if you’ve never built a new pool it could be difficult to follow the contractor’s explanation or rough sketch plans.

We know visualization is crucial when it comes to planning your new pool. This is why we begin any project by helping you create a custom 3D design that will allow you to visualize exactly how your new pool will look. Our design-first approach allows you to consider short-term & long-term options through a custom 3D design video that will allow you to visualize every phase of your new space. This important tool makes sure you are never confused about how your new pool will be built and always feel comfortable with every decision you make about your new investment.

  • Project Management

During the course of your new pool’s construction, various subcontractors will be involved in different phases of the work. But if you don’t have one point of contact throughout your project, things could get lost in the shuffle, permits could be missed, or expensive mistakes could be made.

With a dedicated project concierge, we ensure that all our projects proceed according to the promised schedule. We also eliminate miscommunications by providing you with a single point of contact that never changes! We believe that you shouldn’t be left to figure things out for yourself when it comes to your pool so your personal project concierge will handle all the heavy lifting to complete your project such as all communication with your township or municipality, developing your plans, working directly with the engineer to develop your required grading plan, obtaining your building permits, managing all engineering, scheduling your inspections, engineering and installing stormwater management provisions if needed, and more! You’ll never have to guess or worry about the status of your project, going over budget, or navigating difficult conversations with your township or municipality.

  • Water?

That’s right, water! Would you believe that there are some pool companies that DO NOT include water in their estimates? This is why it is important to not jump on board with a company that may have an enticingly quick installation date without reading through all the fine print.

There have been circumstances in that pool installers will request that you find your own source for the fill or fill your pool with your garden hose over several days. That could easily result in a water bill that exceeds $800-$1,000. The process is also much slower and could cause many problems for your new pool in the long run. This is why it is crucial to determine how your new pool will be filled prior to signing on the dotted line with your pool contractor in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

When Should You Start Planning a Swimming Pool? →

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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