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How To Choose A Pool Contractor

News March 4, 2014

If you’re ready to build your dream backyard, complete with a gorgeous swimming pool, you may find the process to be overwhelming at first. How do you choose a pool contractor? A pool contractor is supposed to build something that will be in your backyard for many years to come� something you have to look at everyday, so you want to make sure they do a good job. Use this guide to help you choose a reputable, honest pool contractor who will build the pool you’ve been dreaming of your entire life.

How To Choose A Pool Contractor

Years of Experience

The longer a company has been in business, the more likely they are to be reputable. Some companies have been in business for decades. These are the companies you likely want to do business with. A company that has been in business for such a long time has most likely had many customers and has had time to work out any kinks and get a lot of experience with different sizes & shapes of pools. This is especially true if you’re looking to build a custom pool. Keith Zars Pools has been building swimming pools under the same name and in the same location since 1985.

Customer Service

A swimming pool is likely one of the largest purchases that you will ever make. With such a grand investment, you want to make sure you go with a company that is going to provide you with exceptional customer service. Find a pool company that does more for you than just put a pool in the ground, but provides you with service throughout the entirety of your pool’s lifetime. Keith Zars Pools has an entire department dedicated to customer service, and we service any in-ground concrete pool – no matter what company built it originally.


If you owned a business, would you hire a new employee before checking their references? Probably not. Before you sign a contract, make sure you ask for references. Keith Zars Pools likely has a customer in your neighborhood who you can talk to about our pools, and we would be happy to contact them and set up a meeting for you.


In this business, like any other, a good reputation is key to a good company. If you’ve lived in the same town for a long period of time, think about which pool company that you’ve heard the most about. Of the things you’ve heard, were most of them good? If you’re new to the area, ask your neighbors about each company. Keith Zars Pools has been around for decades and has a great reputation to back them up.


If a pool company has a physical showroom or design center, they are probably pretty solid. Choose a pool company that has been around for a while and is involved in the community. Those companies have roots in the area and are most likely to know more about what you need in regards to the climate and soil conditions. Keith Zars Pools has the largest outdoor gunite pool display in Texas. This means you’ll be able to see multiple pool designs to get ideas flowing for your own pool. We’ve also got nearly 300 employees who have made San Antonio their home for many years and know the area very well.

Hopefully these tips will help you in your search for a pool contractor. If you have any other questions or concerns about the pool building process, please feel free to give us a call anytime: (210) 494-0800.