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The Best Pool Builders in Will County IL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Swimming pool contractors in Will County IL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the pool builders proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who hire only documented workers, and for whom our staff have called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as pool installers or custom pool builders in Will County IL, including saltwater pools and above ground pools.

 

Updated August 1, 2017

 The TOP 10 Swimming Pool Contractors in Will County IL

Pools By Design
(815) 806-8374
7553 W Inverness Ln
Frankfort, IL 60423

Areas Served: Joliet Illinois,Will County IL,Plainfield IL,Romeoville IL,Homer Glen IL,New Lenox IL
Services: swimming pool construction company, custom pool design

Bonnema Construction
(708) 534-0300
26702 S Egyptian Trl
Monee, IL 60449

Areas Served: Will County Illinois,Romeoville IL,Joliet Illinois,Lockport IL,Homer Glen IL
Services: new swimming pools, in ground pools, above ground pools, custom pools

Desrochers Backyard Pool Co
(815) 730-8548
550 Davy Ln
Wilmington, IL 60481

Areas Served: Joliet IL,Will County IL,Plainfield IL,Romeoville IL,Crest Hill IL,Lockport IL
Services: swimming pool company for new pool, spa

Black Oak Pool & Supply Inc
(708) 645-0900
15016 W 143rd St
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Areas Served: Will County IL,Joliet IL,Romeoville IL,Plainfield IL,New Lenox IL,Homer Glen IL
Services: pool builders, pool repair

All Pool Pros
(815) 838-7665
1025 S State St
Lockport, IL 60441

Areas Served: Will County IL,Lockport IL,Joliet IL,Crest Hill IL,Romeoville IL,Frankfort IL,Mokena
Services: swimming pool design and construction

Aqua Pools Inc
(708) 301-9400
13445 W 159th St
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Areas Served: Frankfort,Crest Hill,Lockport,Homer Glen,New Lenox,Plainfield,Romeoville,Joliet IL
Services: in ground pool builders, swimming pool repair

KG Pools
(815) 782-8039
2918 Frank Turk Dr
Plainfield, IL 60586

Areas Served: New Lenox IL,Will County IL,Romeoville IL,Joliet IL,New Lenox IL,Plainfield IL
Services: swimming pool construction, pool repair

The Best Pool Builders in Will County IL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 



The state of Illinois does not require above ground pool installers or in ground swimming pool builders in Will County IL to have any state license, so there is no state test for competency among pool builders.

So there is no guarantee that any particular contractor for swimming pools in Will County IL is even competent, is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all swimming pool contractors in Will County IL 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 Will County IL Can Design and Construct Many Styles of Pools

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 Will 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 Will 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 Will County IL 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 range 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.


Types of in-ground swimming pools in Will County IL

The three most common types of in-ground pools in Will County IL are fiberglass, vinyl liner, or concrete pools (sometimes called gunite).

Some pool contractors in Will County IL will install one or two of those but not others, while some can do all three.  

Fiberglass Pools:
Fans of fiberglass swimming pools cite low maintance as one advantage due to a very smooth non-pourous surface compared to concrete or gunite pools with a rougher surface that can grow algae and require brushing. Fiberglass pools also don't need the same doses of muriatic acid necessary with concrete pools since those raise the pH of the water due to the surface being alkaline. In contrast, fiberglass is chemically inert and doesn't effect the pH of the water.   Fiberglass pools can also be quicker to install since the shell comes already manufactured.  Because they don't have the liner of a vinyl liner pool, there's no liner to be damaged and need replacement.   Drawbacks to fiberglass pools are an initial cost that can be higher than vinyl liner pools and sometimes even than gunite pools, and that they are not customizable, so you must find a pre-existing size and shape that you like.

Concrete Pools (Gunite Pools):
Concrete is durable so that the surface is unlikely to ever be damaged, and allows for almost endless possible customizations by the swimming pool installer.  Downsides can be more maintenance since the surface is porous, a longer installation time by the pool contractor, and those desiring saltwater might have to refinish the interior more often due to the salt's effect on the concrete.

Vinyl Liner Pools:
The cost to install can be significantly less than either fiberglass or concrete pools, and vinyl liner pools can also have their shape customized.  They are also likely to have lower maintenance costs than concrete pools for similar reasons as fiberglass pools. A potential drawback can be the cost of replacing the liner such as every 10 to 15 years.  For vinyl liner pool warranties, make sure you understand exactly what is covered and what isn't, such as the seams only but not the majority of the liner, and whether the labor and water costs involved in a replacement are also covered.


Swimming Pool Repair, Renovation, Rehabilitation & Restoration

Some swimming pool contractors in Will County IL will agree to update or rehabilitate your existing vinyl pool, concrete or gunite pool, or fiberglass pool, with different pool companies willing to rehab some of those types but not others. 

Swimming pool rehab possibilities include partial or full burial of an aboveground pool, making it into an inground pool, provided your existing above ground pool is suitable for contact with the earth or being surrounded by brick or stone.  Others are adding a surrounding pool deck, swapping in larger pump and filter system to keep the water clearer with less run time, adding pool lighting for practical purpose or for dramatic effect, redoing the coping around the pool edge, resurfacing the interior such as with additives in the concrete for light reflection or colors or with new texture using pebbles or tile.

Extensive swimming pool rehab might include changing the shape of your pool, adding or enlarging walk-in steps, raising the floor to create a shallow water tanning shelf, adding a spa attached to and spilling over into the pool, or adding hardscape features like cascades, waterfalls and fountains.


Swim Spas in Will County IL

There is an increase in popularity of swim spas in Will County IL. 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 Will County IL can provide proof of lots of previous experience as swim spa installers in Will County IL.

Common brands of swim spas in Will County IL 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 Will County IL Are Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these swimming pool contractors in Will County IL: Pools By Design, All Pool Pros, Black Oak Pool & Supply Inc, Bonnema Construction, Desrochers Backyard Pool Co, Aqua Pools Inc, KG Pools. Other swimming pool contractors in Will County IL who might still be in business include: .



 

 

 

Questions To Ask Swimming Pool Contractors in Will County IL 


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 Will 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 Will County IL 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?


• 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 Will County IL 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 Will County IL 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 Will County IL for your specific needs, make sure they have a good complaint record, especially since the state of Illinois doesn't regulate swimming pool contractors and doesn't require any state license for pool building. (All swimming pool installers in Will County IL 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 Will County IL 



Licensing & Trade Associations Relevant to Swimming Pools in Will County IL

APSP Association of Pool and Spa Professionals www.theapsp.org
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com
Midwest Chapter of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals www.chapters.apsp.org/midwest
IPSSA Independent Pool & Spa Service Association www.ipssa.com
NSPI National Spa & Pool Institute www.nspi.org





Media & Web Resources Relevant to Swimming Pool Builders in Will County IL

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 Will County IL within the following zip codes:

60421, 60544, 60432, 60451, 60403, 60410, 60423, 60404, 60586, 60449, 60431, 60491, 61107, 60436, 60448, 60407, 60481, 60442, 60441, 60446, 60417, 60484, 60433, 60408, 60585, 60434, 60401, 60440, 60435 and 60468



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

Romeoville, Plainfield, Shorewood, New Lenox, Frankfort Square, Crest Hill, Joliet, Frankfort, Channahon, Goodings Cove, Homer Glen, Mokena and Lockport



 
 

 

 

 

 

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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 Will County serving Romeoville, Plainfield, Shorewood, New Lenox, Frankfort Square, Crest Hill, Joliet, Frankfort, Channahon, Goodings Cove, Homer Glen, Mokena and Lockport

 

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