How Do I Get Started Building My Pool?

How Do I Get Started Building My Pool?

In a world where we’ve been trained to price check and compare costs, many homeowners who are interested in building a pool start their search by requesting bids from a variety of pool construction companies in their area.  While this may sound logical, it can actually get you off on the wrong foot.  Finances and sticking to a budget are an important part of the pool building process for homeowners, but before you begin looking at prices, you should request a design consultation first.

Know What You Want

By requesting a design consultation before you even begin to think “price”, you’ll be able to get a good feel for what you actually want out of your pool and what’s going to be logistically possible.  You’ll be able to get an idea of what features and designs you’re interested in, and whether or not the particular pool builder you’re in the consultation with is going to be able to complete the project to your satisfaction.

Ask About Qualifications

When you know what you want from your pool design-wise, you can then ask a pool builder or contractor whether or not he or she is qualified to complete the job.  Some qualifications that you may come across include:

  • Certified Building Professional (CBP)
  • Certified Service Professional (CSP)
  • Professional Pool & Spa Operator (PPSO)

A Good Fit

Regardless of how much it may cost to build a pool, if you sign a contract with a pool builder who isn’t a good fit, then you’re bound to have a miserable experience.  The contractor should be listening and understanding your wants, while also actively contributing his or her advice or constructive suggestions that can improve the finished product or help you save money.


Arizona Rainfall has been a premier pool builder for the Surprise, Peoria and Phoenix Arizona areas since 1977. Started out of necessity when owner Gary Hines discovered the need customers had in finding a company who would show up on time and complete the job as promised. This commitment continues today with their “You won’t pay a cent until you project is complete and you’re happy with your new environment” guarantee.

Combining custom design with only the best in Hayward equipment, they provide the Phoenix Valley with custom pools, water features, outdoor living, and landingscaping services. With over 40 years of experience, they are uniquely qualified to be your outdoor living designer and construction firm specializing in custom pools, water features, outdoor living and landscaping.

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