This is How Some Companies Can Offer Big Discounts on their Bids
They Save Dollars By Cutting Corners and Using Cheaper Materials, such as these examples:
Hire inexperienced/incompetent salespeople who will make false promises and not warn customers of faults that will occur using cheap materials and pay them what they’re worth: deduct $400
Use 2nd tier excavator crew who perform a sloppy dig: deduct $150
Tie larger opening steel schedule/3-bar beam: deduct $150
Use cheapest gunite co-specify shell – deduct $300
Use “bootleg”, non-licensed electricians where you can get by with it (county) -deduct $150
Use cheapest Tile and Coping Subcontractors & material -deduct $200
Use cheapest deck contractors who do sloppy work -deduct $300
Don’t use company superintendents in the field – “just rely on subs to do right thing” -deduct $400
Use cheapest plaster crew who also do poor clean-up -deduct $150
No pool warranty/no pool construction problem allowance -deduct $400
No insurance coverage protection for homeowner -deduct $100
Use “mid-grade” pool equipment packages -deduct $200
“Low-ball” customer quote to create illusion of “less expensive”, then add on more throughout the building process.
Total $4,400.00 in not-too-uncommon Deductions
There are other ways a company can cut corners and costs, including:
Decking too small
Pool perimeter inflated
No drainage allowance
No re-route discussion/provision
The problem is that over years, many of these cheaper materials degrade and you may be looking at a lot greater costs in trying to maintain a pool that has been built with corners cut or low quality materials.
So Ask Yourself:
Did I buy the cheapest home?
Am I driving the cheapest car or truck?
Do I buy the cheapest clothes?
Do I buy the cheapest food?
If not, then why would I buy the cheapest Pool?
We understand that you are trying to find the best possible price for your pool. But at the same time, you must keep in mind the longevity and maintenance requirement of this long term investment. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a pool. So while pricing is important, a poorly built pool can cost a lot more in the long run than if you had simply built it right in the first place.
Please contact The Wimberley Pool Company with any questions or to request a free estimate. We also offer senior discounts.