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New Pool for You: How to Choose a Pool Contractor



Building a pool is a huge investment for any homeowner. When you invest in a swimming pool, you're able to increase your property's value and live the good life at the same time. But before you can relax at the pool, you'll have to choose the right pool builder for the job.


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We'll tell you what you should look for to avoid shady contractors and get the most value for your money.

Are They Licensed and Insured?

Reputable pool builders in Canton, GA, like Hilltop Pools are licensed and insured. We have to be licensed in order to build pools that follow the local building code regulations. We want you to know that we take our business seriously. We also carry insurance for our and your peace of mind.

If you find a contractor who operates without a license and without insurance, then you will greatly magnify your risk. Pool construction isn't as risky as climbing Mount Everest, but there's always a chance for someone to get hurt or something to get damaged. Having an insurance policy to protect our customers, our employees, and our company is very important to us.

What Is Their Experience?

We believe that experience is very important in the pool construction business. For example, we know that it's not a good idea to put the surface skimmer and the return inlet next to each other to save on plumbing costs. Contractors who choose to do that are either taking shortcuts or not experienced enough to build your pool for you.

Hilltop Pools has been around since 1976. That's over 40 years of pool building experience. We assure you that we really know what we're doing.
 

What Type of Warranty Do They Offer?

Considering the large sums of money you'll be spending on your new pool, there should be a full warranty for your peace of mind. If a contractor or pool company is not providing you with a written warranty for your pool, then you haven't found the right pool builder.

At Hilltop Pools, we stand by our warranty. In fact, we provide you with a written warranty for the duration of your pool ownership. This includes labor and materials, because we know we build quality pools to last.

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What Are the Hidden Costs?

When you receive a project estimate from a pool contractor, you have to be careful about reading all of the fine print. Too often, companies list a variety of hidden costs right under your nose. They may also not have thought about costs associated with your site, such as hauling in extra dirt or building a retaining wall.

We have been in the business long enough to provide our customers with clear, inclusive cost estimates from the very beginning. We pride ourselves in the fact that there are no hidden costs when you contract with us.

We Make Sense of Your Estimate

If you're not entirely sure about the cost estimate you have received from another contractor, we'd be happy to take a look at it. We want to make sure that you're getting good value for the money you're paying for your pool today.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!
 
We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”