Hidden Costs of Swimming Pools

Hidden Costs of Swimming Pools

The Top 6 Hidden Costs of a Swimming Pool Project

From River Pools

Unfortunately, nefarious business practices are present in every industry, everywhere.  Sometimes these practices involved not outright lying, but leaving out important details in order to make a sale, and then springing these details on the unsuspecting homeowner at a time when the homeowner has no recourse.  The issue of hidden costs is a frequent place where this technique is utilized but unscrupulous businesses, and this post from River Pools discusses the most common causes for actual hidden costs in any swimming pool project.  Hopefully this post will help arm and educate the consumer to ask the hard questions of their prospective contractor and eliminate most or all of the surprises.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Simply put:

Because the homeowner had a very set and lower budget, and because every dollar mattered in order to make the sale, the pool builders simply left it out knowing such an issue could be dealt with later.

Now this may sound harsh. It may also come across like the two companies that had already been out and quoted the homeowner were dishonest. Although I’m not going to say they were dishonest, they were certainly willing to overlook imperative parts to the project so as to win the bid.

This is a classic example of ‘hidden costs’ for pool shoppers. After being in this business for about 10 years now I’ve seen examples of homeowners getting hit with such costs after the start of the project by their pool company many, many times. And although the occasional hidden cost is inevitable, most can and should be caught, or at least brought to light, beforehand.

So that’s the purpose of this article. I want you, the homeowner, to be fully cognizant of the potential extra expenses you’re going to have with your swimming pool project. The whole idea here is that you can set a budget and won’t have to go into a panic once the project has actually begun because something surprising has popped up. And if you already own a pool, then feel free to stop reading at any point. 😉

Top 6 Hidden Costs of a Swimming Pool Project

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