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The Best Pool Builders in Hartford County CT Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Swimming pool contractors in Hartford County CT bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are ones who have exceeded the minimum Connecticut regulatory standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have met the TOP 10 requirements for ability and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who have agreed to hire only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as pool installers or custom pool builders in Hartford County CT, including saltwater pools and above ground pools.

 

Updated March 29, 2017

 The TOP 10 Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT

Brennan Pools Inc
(860) 628-6669
651 West St
Southington, CT 06489

Areas Served: Hartford County,Suffield CT,Avon CT,Berlin CT,Bloomfield CT,Simsbury CT,Farmington CT
Services: swimming pool construction, pool repair

Caribbean Clear of New England
(860) 728-3456
422 Cypress Rd
Newington, CT 06111

Areas Served: Wethersfield CT,Hartford County CT,West Hartford CT,Manchester CT, New Britain CT
Services: swimming pool company for new pool, spa

Aqua Pool & Patio Service
(860) 623-9886
53 Newberry Rd
East Windsor, CT 06088

Areas Served: Hartford Conn,Hartford County CT,Bristol CT,New Britain CT,Southington CT,Newington
Services: pool contractors for new swimming pool

Urban Pools
(860) 665-7946
2530 Berlin Tpke
Newington, CT 06111

Areas Served: Hartford CT,Plainville CT,Windsor Locks CT,Avon CT,Rocky Hill CT,Berlin CT,Bloomfield
Services: swimming pool builders, designers, installers

Poolman Pools & Spas
(860) 627-9773
144 Prospect Hill Rd # 1
East Windsor, CT 06088

Areas Served: Hartford County,Windsor CT,Wethersfield CT,Farmington CT,Simsbury CT,Hartford Conn
Services: swimming pool design and construction

Rizzo Construction Pool Co
(860) 666-0790
3388 Berlin Tpke
Newington, CT 06111

Areas Served: East Hartford CT,Enfield CT,Southington CT,Glastonbury CT,Newington,Hartford County
Services: swimming pool contractors, custom pools, pool designers, pool installers

Aqua Masters of Simsbury Inc
(860) 651-0024
1553 Hopmeadow St # E
Simsbury, CT 06070

Areas Served: Hartford County,Hartford Conn,New Britain CT,West Hartford CT,Bristol CT,Manchester
Services: new swimming pools, swimming pool builders, saltwater pools, custom pool builders

The Best Pool Builders in Hartford County CT Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Connecticut requires in ground swimming pool builders in Hartford County CT to have a state license specifically as swimming pool builders (including spas) which requires passing an exam. Installers of above ground pools in Hartford County CT need only be registered with the state if the work exceeds $2,000, for which there is no exam or test for competency required, so there is no state standard for competency among above ground pool installers.

In either case, neither the state license nor the state registration are any guarantee that a particular contractor for swimming pools in Hartford County CT is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all swimming pool contractors in Hartford County CT who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license (for in ground pool builders) or verified state registration (for above ground pool installers), only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.





Good Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT Can Design and Construct Many Styles of Pools

Swimming pool construction is such a large undertaking that it has its own contractor license designation. Swimming pool contractors learn specific skills that allow them to construct swimming pools, spas or hot tubs, and install the heating equipment for them. More specifically, they can install or repair the basics, like new in-ground pools, above ground pools or vinyl pools, and there are many innovative types of custom pools that they can construct for both commercial and residential settings. Some of the swimming pool contractors in the Hartford County area have experience with more advanced projects, such as vanishing edge pools, salt water pools, waterfall pools, infinity pools, fiberglass pools, and hillside pools. In these instances, installation includes new gunite, filtration equipment, vinyl lining (if applicable), and heating units. If you're worried about your pool draining excessive energy or otherwise negatively affecting the environment, some pool contractors have extensive experience with energy efficient pools that are solar heated, gas heated, or temperature controlled. Most of the swimming pool companies in Hartford County do regular work on existing pools as well. Certain wear is inevitable after time, and your aging pool might require extensive renovation, including relining, re-facing, gunite replacement, pool plastering, or concrete work, all of which can be completed by an accomplished pool contractor. If your pool is in need of major renovation, skilled contractors can even create a custom redesign based on your existing layout.

Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT Customize New and Existing Pools

If you've already dedicated a sizable budget to a new swimming pool, why not infuse the project with accessories that will make it truly unique and enjoyable? A look at any skilled swimming pool contractor's portfolio will reveal a plethora of options that you can have installed in addition to the pool itself. There are in-pool features such as diving boards, stairs, ladders, and slides. You can enhance the pool area with waterfalls, quartz pool interior finishes, or water features. Contractors can install mechanical and electrical systems within the pool too, including fiber optic pool lighting, automated pool lighting, computerized systems, pool cameras, antimicrobial filters, regular filters, solar powered pumps, regular pumps, and automatic safety covers. There's also your new yard to consider. Swimming pool contractors can build or subcontract different landscape additions, such as patio heaters, pool decks and safety pool fencing, pool houses, fire pits, saunas, Koi ponds, special rock formations, and poolside tile work. Down the road, your new pool will likely require maintenance and replacement parts. You may be able to contract with the initial builder to provide for these instances by supplying new liners, vinyl covers, chemicals for advanced purification, or new pumps or filters.




Swim Spas in Hartford County CT

There is an increase in popularity of swim spas in Hartford County CT. Swim spas are smaller than typical in-ground swimming pools but create a current of adjustable speed that you can swim against without moving, like a treadmill for swimming. Swim spas come in a variety of sizes and can be installed indoors or outdoors.  They are a popular option because of their ability to save space in a yard, while still providing the exercise of a full length swimming pool, and often the relaxation properties of a spa.  Swim spas cost less to buy and install than full-size swimming pools, and because they hold less water, the ongoing maintenance costs are less. The best swim spa dealers in Hartford County CT can provide proof of lots of previous experience as swim spa installers in Hartford County CT.

Common brands of swim spas in Hartford County CT include Arctic Spas, Cal Spas, Dimension One Spas, Michael Phelps Swim Spas, Master Spas, Dynasty, Endless Pools, H2X, Hydropool, SwimEx, ThermoSpas.


Some Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT Are Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these swimming pool contractors in Hartford County CT: Aqua Masters of Simsbury Inc, Aqua Pool & Patio Service, Poolman Pools & Spas, Caribbean Clear of New England, Rizzo Construction Pool Co, Urban Pools, Brennan Pools Inc. Other swimming pool contractors in Hartford County CT who might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT 


When choosing which swimming pool installers to hire, ask these questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials before deciding:


• How long have they been installing swimming pools in Hartford County specifically? (Different regions have their own unique soil conditions and weather to take into consideration and experience in your exact location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

 
• How many installations have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, in ground pool versus above ground pool, freshwater versus saltwater pool, etc.?

• Can the swimming pool contractors give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of installation done who you can call as references? (All swimming pool builders in Hartford County CT bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)



• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed, including the amount of labor being proposed, the amount of material to be used, brand names if any, and product numbers if any? (A company might only appear cheaper than another by skimping on the amount of material, the installation method used, products or fixtures.)


• After you explain what you want in a new swimming pool, is there a similar, but less expensive alternative to what you've asked for and what would you lose? Similarly, is there a big leap in quality or function that can be had for just a little bit more money?

• What are the manufacturer warranties on the material to be used?

• Will they show you their state license to do in-ground pools, or state registration to do above ground pools? (All swimming pool installers in Hartford County CT bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license or state registration verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?

• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of those companies?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All swimming pool companies in Hartford County CT bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)



• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All swimming pool contractors in Hartford County CT bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


When you've chosen the best swimming pool contractors in Hartford County CT for your specific needs, make sure they have a good complaint record. (All swimming pool installers in Hartford County CT bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their good complaint record verified by our research staff  so you don't have to.)



 

 

 

Resources About Swimming Pools in Hartford County CT 




Licensing & Trade Associations Relevant to Swimming Pools in Hartford County CT

APSP Association of Pool and Spa Professionals www.theapsp.org
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection www.ct.gov/DCP
Connecticut DCP Occupational & Professional Licensing Division www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/
CONSPA Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals www.conspa.org
IPSSA Independent Pool & Spa Service Association www.ipssa.com
NSPI National Spa & Pool Institute www.nspi.org
NorthEast Spa & Pool Association www.nespapool.org




Media & Web Resources Relevant to Swimming Pool Builders in Hartford County CT

Aqua Magazine
Pool and Spa Living Magazine
Pool Science Magazine
Poolsearch Magazine
Swimming Pool Magazine



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT within the following zip codes:

6019, 6109, 6035, 6103, 6107, 6114, 6095, 6085, 6147, 6045, 6138, 6040, 6052, 6120, 6073, 6060, 6133, 6105, 6112, 6023, 6083, 6088, 6030, 6090, 6067, 6137, 6111, 6027, 6033, 6129, 6110, 6479, 6467, 6118, 6034, 6037, 6119, 6016, 6117, 6002, 6001, 6042, 6092, 6050, 6489, 6444, 6078, 6032, 6093, 6141, 6108, 6081, 6089, 6074, 6082, 6010, 6062, 6070, 6447, 6051, 6053, 6013, 6096, 6022, 6131, 6041, 6106, 6011 and 6026



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Swimming Pools in Hartford County CT within the following cities:

Plainville, Wethersfield, Manchester, West Hartford, Hartford, Marlborough, Farmington, East Windsor, South Windsor, Enfield, Bristol, Newington, Southington, Suffield, Avon, Thompsonville, Rocky Hill, Bloomfield, Kensington, Simsbury, Berlin, Canton, New Britain, East Hartford, Windsor, Glastonbury, Windsor Locks, Southwood Acres, Burlington and Granby



 
 

 

 

 

 

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Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County serving Plainville, Wethersfield, Manchester, West Hartford, Hartford, Marlborough, Farmington, East Windsor, South Windsor, Enfield, Bristol, Newington, Southington, Suffield, Avon, Thompsonville, Rocky Hill, Bloomfield, Kensington, Simsbury, Berlin, Canton, New Britain, East Hartford, Windsor, Glastonbury, Windsor Locks, Southwood Acres, Burlington and Granby

 

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Questions To Ask Swimming Pool Contractors in Hartford County CT


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Resources About Swimming Pools in Hartford County CT


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