Western Lake County area here - Several years ago I started refurbishing my in-ground pool and can say I must have met at least 25 pool contractors from all around NE Ohio. I eventually settled on one, worked w/ him for a while until I got fed up w/ him, then worked w/ another one for a little while, before I just started figuring everything I needed to do out for myself. During this process I of course learned a lot and realized it really wasn't all that hard to do. Looking back on it all now, I have a totally different perspective on these contractors and am I glad I didn't work w/ anymore of them. Whether you're looking to build new, repair old, or just update, I would recommend being very thorough in your search. There are a lot of them who are flat out shady, don't manage their business well, and leave their customers w/ big problems they cannot or will not fix. I would also recommend reading everything you can about what you're in the market for. This website is an excellent source for help w/ just about any pool question or issue you have. Finally, I will tell you this the good ones in this area, they're booked out at least 2 years and they cost. You'll find them easily because they will tell you this before they even come out. Let me know if you have any other questions.