Important Questions to Ask Your Inground Pool Contractor

Now that you have decided to enhance your property with a pool installation, it is time to gather some questions for your inground pool contractors. By seeking clarity on the process, time frames, warranties, and optional extras, you can avoid surprises later on.

We have put together a list of key questions about different aspects of a pool installation for you to ask your contractor before work commences.

Planning and Design

  • Can you help me plan and design the perfect pool for my backyard space?
  • Do you have a variety of sizes, styles and colours to choose from?
  • Can you walk me through the pool installation process?
  • How long will the project take from start to finish?


  • Can you provide a detailed breakdown of the costs, including labour, materials and permits?
  • What are the optional extras (like landscaping, fencing and lighting) that I can consider, and what do they cost?
  • Do you offer any financing options?
  • Is cleaning equipment included?

Permits and Approvals

  • What permits and approvals are required for an inground pool installation in my area?
  • Who will handle the process of obtaining the permits and approvals?
  • If me, please outline the process for me.
  • What potential delays might occur if there is a problem with permits and approvals?

Quality Products and Materials

  • What materials will be used for the pool installation?
  • What are the pros and cons of the different types of pool materials?
  • What warranties and guarantees do you offer on the materials and the installation?

Clear communication is vital throughout the pool installation process. Choose a contractor who can answer all your questions to your satisfaction to ensure you understand the process. 

Contact Penguin Pools to start your dream pool project today. We understand that every installation is different, so we take the time to ensure the whole process goes smoothly. We have a network of expert inground pool contractors nationwide to take care of every aspect of your pool installation.

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