You’ve made the decision: You don’t want to spend another summer without a pool where you can entertain friends, relax after a long day and splash around with the family. A luxury swimming pool and spa will transform your Westchester, NY property into a personal oasis—and it will boost your property value.
Now you want to know how to find the best pool builder in Westchester County, NY.
There’s a lot to consider before hiring a professional to design and build your new pool. You have a vision and you’re depending on a contractor to make your dream a reality. That’s a tall order—and it’s possible, if you partner with an experienced, licensed team who specializes in building pools.
There are plenty of landscape companies that advertise a pool division. Some contractors agree to put in pools, but then they hire subcontractors to do the work and you never know who is going to end up on your property—not to mention, whether these subs are licensed, insured and qualified to do the job. Bottom line: You could assume significant liability if you hire the wrong pool builder.
On the other hand, if you hire the right pool design and build firm, your luxury pool will seamlessly blend with other outdoor elements on your Westchester, NY property. You’ll get a pool that’s customized to suit your lifestyle, incorporating features you care about like a sun shelf, grotto, slide, water features and more. Your pool will require less maintenance (and repairs!) down the road because it was built correctly, and you will realize a return on your investment. Most of all, that vision you had in mind will become a reality.
Ready to find the best pool builder in Westchester County, NY? Here are three important tips.
#1 Check the Pool Builder’s Qualifications
Pools involve excavation, plumbing, electrical, masonry—just about every trade. They are complex projects, which is why you should look for a pool builder that is trained and certified by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). Ask if the company has won awards and review the pool builder’s portfolio of finished pools. Do you like what you see? Do the completed projects incorporate the same type of features you’re hoping to have in your swimming pool? Find out if the company uses subcontractors and, if so, be sure those professionals are properly licensed, bonded and insured. Also, find out if the pool builder handles acquiring permits and managing inspections. You want a pool construction team that will guide you through the entire process so all you have to do is sit back, relax and wait to enjoy your new pool.
#2 Choose a Pool Builder with a Design Team
Look for a full-service design-build pool company with a professional designer on staff. A pool designer will evaluate your Westchester County, NY property and determine possible pool layouts, taking into account the terrain, drainage and surrounding landscape. A pool design expert also understands local regulations and how those will impact your pool construction project.
What else can you expect during the pool design process? A pool designer will create several drafts using 3-D software so you can visualize how the pool will look on your property. Everything is customized. Also, a pool designer can also talk to you about creating different phases for your pool project to suit your budget. For example, perhaps you focus on the pool and spa in year one, then create an outdoor dining area to accompany the pool in year two. There are endless possibilities when you have a visionary pool designer on board.
#3 Think Beyond the Pool
A luxury swimming pool is a focal point of your outdoor area—but you can transform your Westchester, NY property into a true outdoor living environment by including features like an outdoor kitchen, covered pool structures, landscape lighting and plants that provide privacy. Think big picture! We suggest hiring a pool company that offers comprehensive landscape design/build services so you can achieve the pool entertainment space you really want.
Hire the Best Pool Design-Build Company in Westchester, NY
Transforming your property into a backyard oasis begins with a free consultation. We want to hear your ideas—and share the pool projects we’ve created for residents in New England. Have questions? Check out these pool construction FAQs.
Neave Group brings nearly 50 years of experience to the market and is recognized as a top pool builder. Contact us at 845-463-0592 in Hudson Valley, NY, 914-271-7996 in Westchester County, NY, and 203-212-4800 in Fairfield County, CT. Or, fill out this simple form and we’ll get in touch with you.