- Jul 31, 2010
What makes a good pool contract? What do you guys recommend be outlined? Did you guys review your pool construction contracts with a lawyer prior to signing?
Oops...that darn am/pm thing...OK nevermind my idiotic statement...except the welcome . If it still means anything, I think your question was fine, it just may take a while until someone wants to speell out all they experienced to go through a build. There will certainly be replies though!ncpool said:@dmanb2b
Thanks for the guidance. Just to be clear, my point wasn't, "Answer me now, dammit." It was more, "Wow, this many people have viewed, and no replies? My question must really be awful. Let me phrase this another way..."
Also, not a big deal in any way, but please take another look at the two-hour turnaround time statement in your post...I posted the original message at 8 am. This forum is great, and sorry if my post read as anything other than positive.
OK, now my point of view from the PB's side! Let's say that I am in your mix of builders, and you decide to hire me. I am going to do everything in my power to build you the best pool I can possibly build (I personally will not cut corners or use inferior equipment. I only build for friends now, so that makes it easy, but that is how I was taught, so it isn't to tough to continue!). I know what I am doing, I know who I need to use for each trade portion of work and they know what I expect out of them.ncpool said:At the end of the day, this document is going to be the only thing I have to ensure both me and the builder are happy when all is said and done. I plan to have the builder put walkthroughs at each construction/payment milestone into the contract, so will be taking lots of pics at each.
I'm waiting for my PB to give us a copy of his contract this week so I'm in the same boat.ncpool said:I plan to have the builder put walkthroughs at each construction/payment milestone into the contract, so will be taking lots of pics at each.
At this point I'm not going to involve a lawyer but I'm carefully reviewing the contract it and comparing it to others. I'm going to send it back with my modifications tomorrow and see what the PB comes back with.ncpool said:On a sidenote, do you plan to review your contract with a lawyer? I really don't know if it is worth the expense, but interested if you'd considered that.