6 Deadly Pool Purchasing Mistakes - Mistake #6

#6. Falling for Slimy Sales Gimmicks

Once you have decided to build a swimming pool, there is a natural excitement and eagerness to have it installed as soon as possible. This is often the point at which unwary buyers can get into hot water because dishonest salespeople and builders will be quick to take advantage of the situation.

Keep in mind that the late spring and early summer months can bring these unscrupulous people into communities where home swimming pools are popular. Attractive advertisements can turn up, offering deals that seem too good to turn down. Here are some warning signs that signal Buyer Beware!

  1. Salespeople who tell you an advertised pool they offer on sale is not worth having and then try to switch you to a more expensive model. This is called "Bait and Switch" and is a tactic that is often used in the retail world.
  2. Salespeople who use the ploy of offering a reduced price on the basis your pool will be used as a model.
  3. Salespeople who pressure you into signing a contract. Remember: no reputable builder and no authorized representative of a reputable builder will rush you into signing any agreement or contract at any time.
  4. Never get talked into taking out the Building Permit yourself or in your own name. The contractor should do this. Always make sure that the contract clearly states that the pool builder is required to hire only licensed and bonded subcontractors.
  5. If the pool builder will not do an on-site initial visit, be alerted to the possibility of a hard sale. Chances are, the builder does not understand or care to understand your requirements.
  6. Many times, pool builders will quote a cheap price on the pool and overcharge you on necessary accessory items such as ladders, lighting systems and automatic pool cleaners. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.


Purchasing a pool can be a scary experience, especially for those first timers who haven't been through the process. There are a myriad of items to consider... pool type, maintenance, warranties, contracts, liability, plumbing, landscaping, electricity, drainage, restrictions, accessories, and so on. It is no wonder many pool buyers make mistakes that end up costing them hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.

With the information in this special report, you will be able to avoid many of the most common mistakes people make when purchasing a pool. It will equip you with the ability and know-how to ask smart questions that will result in helping you find the right pool for you and your family.

However, even with the information in this special report, you will still find yourself having many questions. I would like to invite you to give me a call and speak with me personally so that I can explain some of the things I have taught you in this special report.

For instance, I will give you additional little-known facts about pool warranties that you need to watch out for and I will explain how to determine where to place your pool in your backyard to get the most enjoyment, convenience and safety.

Rest assured, when you call me you do not have to worry about talking to a salesperson. I believe in sharing my insights and experience with you and allowing you to make your own decisions.

What I will promise you is that I will give you as much good information as I possibly can to help you make the right pool decision. I want you to buy the pool that is right for you, whether it is from me or somebody else.

Thank for your attention and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Greg Hoover

Expert Pool Builders

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