Although strictly speaking it is of course unprofessional, even honest and reliable contractors may neglect to include certain costs when preparing a quotation for a new swimming pool. At Seabreeze, one of the most trusted pool companies in Toronto, we make sure that we include absolutely every relevant cost in out quotes but if you should happen to request a proposal from another Toronto pool contractor, you should make sure that all of the factors in the list below have been covered. Some of them could make a big difference if omitted and you want to be sure you are comparing like for like when you are evaluating the various quotations that you solicit.
What Good Pool Companies Should Always Include in Their Quotations
It is a good idea to gather quotations from several local companies so that you can make sure you are not paying over the odds for your new pool but you need to ensure that each quotation is comprehensive and does not exclude any important costs, such as those listed below…
- Landscaping – Even if you do not wish the pool companies that you approach to make any changes to the existing layout of your yard and garden, they will almost certainly have to carry out some remedial landscaping to repair the damage done by heavy equipment during the construction of your new swimming pool. The cost of this work should be included in any quotations that you receive as without it, they cannot be considered to be complete.
- Dirt Removal – The starting point for any type of swimming pool is a big hole in the ground and in order to make such a hole, any of the pool companies in Toronto you may hire will need to excavate a considerable amount of earth from your yard. All of this earth will need to be removed by truck unless you are keen to have a large mound of dirt left in the corner of your yard and the cost of hauling it away should be included in the total amount that you are quoted for your new pool.
- Fencing – For safety reasons as well as aesthetics, you are going to need some type of fencing around your pool once it has been finished. Whether you go for clear glass panels, traditional wooden stakes, or something completely different, you should make sure that the contractors you approach include the cost of fencing in their quotations. Along with the other costs mentioned above, this one can be significant so should definitely be included in your calculations when you are choosing which contractor to hire.
- Electrical Components – If you are planning to have subtle lighting around your pool that can be turned on as soon as the sun goes down on warm summers’ evenings or perhaps a hot-water spa where you can relax after swimming a few laps in the morning, you need to make sure that the cost of hooking all this equipment up, as well as the cost of the fixtures and fittings themselves, are included in the quotes that local pool companies prepare. Depending on how much labour is involved, the total cost for electrical work may be substantial and therefore needs to form part of the quotations that you use to evaluate individual contractors.
Whichever pool companies you decide to approach, be sure to get in touch with us to request a competitive quotation before you make your final choice. We have completed many pools in and around the city and have an enviable record of achievement as far as finishing projects on budget and on time is concerned.