The only way to build the highest quality pool at the lowest price!
Almost 30 years ago, I decided to build a simple garage-type structure for my hobby. I knew I could not afford to do what I wanted if I had to pay a general contractor to build it. I desperately wanted to find a service to which I could pay a reasonable fee and have them help me through the permitting and building process, as well as answer questions as I erected the building. Unfortunately, there was no such service available.
A short time later, my job went away and I answered an ad for a sales position at an owner builder pool company. Their premise was that most pool companies do not really build pools, they only act as a broker for the people who do. What a great idea! Why pay the middleman when you could schedule the subs yourself with their help? The middleman markup could then be used to build a better pool, with higher quality and more options.
Well…unfortunately, the great recession of the mid 2000’s put that company out of business, so I struck out on my own. I made a few changes to the way I help people build pools, for the better. The most important change was that the previous owner builder company had different people sell you the service, oversee the construction, handle ordering and equipment delivery, etc. I believe one person should oversee your project from the first meeting to the start up. In this way, that one person intimately knows the design and flow of your project.
My 27 years of experience will get you the highest quality pool, at the best value.
You can schedule your own pool faster than a pool company can! You have only one pool to build while they may have as many as a few hundred. You can be far more flexible in your scheduling than the pool company will be
Know who will be in your back yard and when. The pool project will advance at your speed and not that of the pool company’s. You will be better able to plan for what to do with the dog, days you want to be there, etc. You get to choose the subcontractor you feel comfortable with based on quality and reputation rather then the one the pool company chooses, many times based on the lowest cost
Being an owner builder lets you buy quality that meets both your long and short-term goals, rather than what is best for the pool company/salesman’s bottom line. Pool Planners has a FLAT CONSULTING FEE and is not pushing you into options with large mark-ups that inflate the price of the pool. The owner builder consultant is an educator not a salesperson.
You have individual warranties for each phase of construction, not one warranty from a pool company. If a pool company goes bankrupt (and they do), you have to deal with the State Registrar of Contractors for any help. Pool companies come and go more regularly than sub-contractors.
Owner builders can save up to 25% over a traditional quality pool company on an apples-to-apples comparison.