Carefully review your contract
Reading a contract is an important part of building a pool. Be sure you understand what you are paying for and what you will get.
Here are some tips for going over the contract before signing:
- Compare your quote and contract. Check off items as you go and be sure all equipment etc. is included in detail.
- Materials, cleanup, and a payment schedule should be included.
Lien releases. Asking for lien releases for each subcontractor will help protect you if the builder fails to pay them.
- Ask questions until you understand any exclusions listed; such as soil conditions, soil removal, utilities, and access.
Arbitration clause. An arbitration clause binds you and the builder to use arbitration to settle any disagreements.
- We strongly encourage every client to verify our license so you can be ensured you are hiring a fully Licensed CPC Pool Contractor. Use the Find a Florida Pool Pro search engine Verify the license is current and active and covers the work to be done by visiting www.MyFloridaLicense.com. See what a license looks like versus a business license / tax ID (not the same thing!)
We are proud to be FSPA members which means we agree to a code of ethics when we joined.
Unlicensed activity should be reported to the Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Download the DBPR mobile app for quick and easy reporting.
Consequences of unlicensed activity
- You can do this by simply checking the FSPA site, myfloridalicense or even asking to see our license. We will be more than happy to provide a copy of our certificate of insurance and liability as well. Any reputable pool contractor / company should have no problem doing this for you.