The Best Pool Builders in Middlesex County CT Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Swimming pool contractors in Middlesex County CT bearing The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten symbol are the local pool builders proven by our independent research to have passed the Top Ten requirements.
This includes proving competency and value, carrying liability insurance as protection for clients, promising to hire only documented workers, and for whom our staff have called previous clients to verify high customer satisfaction with them as swimming pool installers or custom pool builders in Middlesex County CT.
Whether you want a new backyard swimming pool, swim spa, custom hot tub, commercial swimming pool, saltwater pool, in-ground pool, above-ground pool, or other water feature, read on for helpful hiring tips, questions to ask, facts about swimming pool construction and Middlesex County swimming pool contractors.
Updated February 11, 2019
The Best Pool Builders in Middlesex County CT Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
The state of Connecticut requires in ground swimming pool builders in Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County CT that bear The Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report Top Ten status, including 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), hiring only employees who are legally allowed to work in the U.S., and more.
Good Swimming Pool Contractors in Middlesex County CT 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 Middlesex 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 concerned about your pool using 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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.
Good local swimming pool contractors can also install mechanical and electrical systems within the pool, 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 in Middlesex County 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.
In time, 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 Middlesex County CT
There is an increase in popularity of swim spas in Middlesex 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 Middlesex County CT can provide proof of lots of previous experience as swim spa installers in Middlesex County CT.
Common brands of swim spas in Middlesex 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 Middlesex County CT Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these swimming pool contractors in Middlesex County CT: .
Other local swimming pool contractors in Middlesex County CT that might still be in business include the following: .
Questions To Ask Swimming Pool Contractors in Middlesex County CT
When choosing which Middlesex County swimming pool installers to hire for new pool construction or hot tub installation, ask these questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials before signing a contract:
• How long have the swimming pool contractors been building and installing swimming pools in Middlesex County? (Different regions have 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 the pool builders done that are 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 Middlesex County CT bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff.)
• 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 swimming pool installation 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 Middlesex 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.)
• 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County CT for your specific needs, make sure they have a good complaint record. (All swimming pool installers in Middlesex 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 Middlesex County CT
Licensing & Trade Associations Relevant to Installation of New Swimming Pools in Middlesex 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 Hot Tub and Swimming Pool Builders in Middlesex County CT
Pool and Spa Living Magazine
Pool Science Magazine
Swimming Pool Magazine
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Hot Tub and Swimming Pool Contractors in Middlesex County CT within the following zip codes:
6498, 6481, 6480, 6475, 6417, 6442, 6416, 6441, 6413, 6438, 6412, 6426, 6409, 6424, 6469, 6423, 6457, 6422, 6456, 6419 and 6455
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Installers of Swimming Pools in Middlesex County CT within the following cities:
Clinton, Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook