“At Arizona Pool Builders we believe
in Quality not
You would assume that
building a quality pool would be simple enough to do, especially for
those companies that claim to be "the biggest and the best" in the
area because they build more than 500 pools a year. Just like in
other industries, you have companies that make their money by selling
a large quantity of cheap products and you have other companies that
sell fewer products but of higher quality. Honda vs.
Rolls Royce. There is a big difference in the quality of a tract home
versus a custom built home. At Arizona Pool Builders, we only build
about 50 pools a year, but that is because they are uniquely designed and
of high quality.
"Wait a second," you say. "Aren't those 'production-oriented pool
companies' you've been talking about usually the best? I mean, how
else would they have gotten so big?" Well, first of all, you need
to understand how they got big in the first place. Most high production
pool companies started by working with tract and semi-custom homebuilders.
They punch out scores of "cookie cutter" pools, assembly-line style,
to meet the demands of the masses moving into new subdivisions. In
order to keep their doors open, they began selling directly to residential
homeowners by leveraging their brand name in the phone book and advertising
that they are the largest builder in the area. They are hoping that
you will assume that means they are the best and that you should trust
them to build your quality pool - when in actuality, they are only good
at building cheap pools.
“2 obvious ways to identify if your
neighbor owns a
1. The most obvious indicator of a cheap pool is the design. First
of all, the best money you are ever going to spend on your pool won't
be on the tile, the deck, or the landscaping. The best money you
will spend on your pool will be on the design. Period. Your pool must both
compliment your house and maximize the layout of your yard.
Many of the high-volume pool companies give away “free”
designs as a sales ploy. They claim is as part of
to you. The reason it is 'FREE' is because it's not a custom design.
They may claim it is, but in truth the salesmen is simply pulling “your
custom” design out of a portfolio of existing pools and then
making a few changes. We call these the “cookie cutter”
pools and when you have one in your backyard…it is obvious to
both you and your friends.
Find out how you can protect yourself
from a tacky design and whether or not the person
you are talking to has any design experience by reading this Free
report: "Design Principles that every
pool builder should follow, but won't!"
2. The second easiest way to spot a cheap
pool is by looking at the tile and rock work around the pool.
The masonry work of a pool includes the tile, grouting, bricks and
boulder work. The most common eyesores include:
“At Arizona Pool Builders, we take
3 unique steps to ensure quality and that your pool is built right”
vanishing edges, tiles and grout lines
grout oozing from the grout joints
and lazy rock placements
Step 1 ::
designer acts as the building supervisor on each pool they design.
This ensures that the designer will have direct involvement and provide
guidance to the experienced crews on how to properly build each custom designed
pool. Attention to detail is critical. We have therefore found it is essential
to have the designer on-site because they possess the skills
and experience necessary to properly build many of the common features
of a pool, like a vanishing edge. You would be amazed at how many
vanishing edges are not built properly. They end up having to be torn
out and rebuilt; this is done only after the long and frustrating litigation process.
Step 2 ::
At APB we have a close working relationship with every person that
sets foot on one of our job sites. Good sub-contractors
are a critical component to building a quality pool. These are the
guys that are actually on the site and are responsible for the digging,
plumbing, plastering, electrical work, decking and the most important part,
the masonry and rockwork on the pool. Every pool company hires sub-contractors
to perform these tasks. At APB, our designers know each foreman by name
and has worked closely with them over the years. We consider them
our partners not sub-contractors. In fact, you can read about our
partners on our website under 'The Team' section.
A great question to ask other pool salesmen is if they know the names
of their sub-contractors and when was the last time they saw them.
Step 3 ::
most important part of building a quality pool is the masonry work
(the tiles and grouting) and the placing of the rocks. At
APB we do all of our own masonry and rockwork because we know this
is what you and your friends will see everyday. This is where the quality
of your pool becomes evident. Imagine it is a hot summer day; you
are relaxing poolside with an ice tea in your hand. You suddenly decide
to go for a dip and as you enter the pool you look to your right and
there happens to be a perfectly flat, smooth rock to place your glass.
You say “Wow, that’s cool,” and then plunge into
the water, not giving it a second thought. It is this attention to
detail that separates Arizona Pool Builders from other pool contractors
and leads our customer to say “Wow!”
To ensure that you get what you deserve, you need to educate yourself
around the construction process and what is involved in building a
pool. Regardless of whether or not you choose us to build your custom pool please
protect your investment and CALL TODAY
TO RECEIVE OUR FREE CONSUMER GUIDE: "What Every Homeowner Should Know About Building a Pool...Before It's Too late"