Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. The real question is how much money can I save?
The answer to that question is like many things in life – it depends. Things that affect your savings will be the size of your pool project, the size of the pool companies you’re considering and how much you want to be involved with your project.
If you compare what it costs to build a pool yourself versus a large, multi-city retail construction company who has to pay for offices, marketing, vehicles, employees, and a large owner pay check your savings could be significant. Most pool companies strive to maintain at least a 20% cost to profit ratio at a minimum, but depending on the size of the pool project your savings could be significantly higher.
Instead of financing these overhead costs, you will be paying the people who build the pool each and every day. Essentially you’re dealing directly to build and pay for your project instead of paying a middle man for your backyard.
Yes, matter of fact, you’ll have the power of up to 9-10 times the warranty a traditional pool builder would offer. A pool builder’s warranty is just a reflection of the warranties provided by the sub-contractors who work on the job. If you sign a contract with a pool company your warranty is now in the hands of just one entity. If that one builder fails to pay his bills or runs off with the cash you gave him, your warranty goes with him. When you hire and pay the subs direct you now have warranties with each one of them, including a billion dollar pool equipment manufacturer.
Your chances of losing your pool warranty are now much less likely than putting all your eggs in the basket of a pool builder who may decide that buying a new boat in Costa Rica might be his new line of business.
Nearly every phase of your pool can be completed in less than a day. There are exceptions, but in general it only takes a day, or even a few hours to install each component of your pool construction. When you pre-schedule the subs you can build a pool in weeks versus months with a traditional method. You’ll also get the peace of mind of knowing when each phase of your pool construction will be scheduled. If you want to go out of town or if you want to complete your project by a specific date – you control the schedule. No more waiting for a phone call or wondering when the next phase of your pool will be completed.
Inside the member’s area you’ll find sequence sheets and planning tools that will walk you through each step and give you the control of the process.
BYOP highly recommends that you have a sample of your deck material on site when the excavation starts. This will assist the Excavator in setting the proper elevation. BYOP ultimately recommends a job site meeting with homeowner, excavator and deck trade.