817-488-5795 Start your journey

Help & Advice

How to Choose the Right Swimming Pool Builder

If you’ve made the decision to build a swimming pool in your backyard, then the next step is to decide on a swimming pool contractor to carry out the work. 

But doing this is easier said than done. With so many pool builders operating in Texas, it can be difficult to know where to start. 

At Claffey Pools, we have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and have put together a guide to everything you need to know when it comes to hiring a swimming pool builder. 

Check the contractor’s accreditations

You wouldn’t allow someone to build you a house without checking their accreditations first, and the same goes for swimming pool builders. Before any work is carried out, make sure you ask what accreditations they have, warranties they offer and guarantees that come with their work. 

Here at Claffey Pools, we’re one of the region’s leading pool builders and have a number of industry accreditations that reflect this including:

  • Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau 
  • A member of the Master Pools Guild
  • On the board of the Texas Pool & Spa Coalition  
  • Partnered with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance 

As well as taking a look at what credentials they have to their name, you can also look on the firm’s website to see if they’ve won any industry awards for their work. This is a great way to separate the very best swimming pool contractors.  

Look at reviews 

Just like you might read the reviews when buying a product or visiting a restaurant, reviews are also a great way to determine whether a swimming pool builder is right for you. 

Online reviews can be incredibly useful, as they can give you an insight into how pool contractors operate. It is important to read both positive and negative reviews to get a balanced perspective on the contractors. 

Take everything you read with a pinch of salt, as everyone’s experience is different, but reviews can provide you with a good starting point. 

Find out how long they’ve been in business 

It is always worthwhile finding out how long a swimming pool builder has been in business. While how long a company has been established isn’t always an indication of its quality, longevity is normally a good sign. 

At Claffey Pools, we’ve spent more than 33 years curating for people across North Texas working on over 10,000 projects. Combining our industry expertise with innovative designs and excellent customer service, we can turn your dreams into reality. 

Do they have a service department? 

Some pool builders are exactly that, purely builders who won’t offer any other services. Many customers want a bit more from their pool contractors, so if you’re on the lookout for a company that offers a service department that can help with pool maintenance, it’s important to find out that information from the outset. 

If you have any issues with your swimming pool after it’s been built, it’s important to have a reliable and reputable company on board who can help. As well as providing a comprehensive construction service, at Claffey Pools our team also operates an extensive service department that can be on hand to help should any issues arise. 

For more information on Claffey Pools and how we can make your dream swimming pool a reality, contact a member of our team today. 


Let's discuss your project…

Call 817-488-5795

Or simply fill out our service request form

Start your journey

Visit us:


This website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience... moregot it