It is the hottest part of summer, and as you step outside for a brief dip in your pool, you immediately notice something’s wrong. If the problem is a dead pool pump, then replacement may be an option, but it may not be the only option. Before deciding on whether you want to repair or replace, ask these eight questions of the companies you’ve chosen to bid on the project.
1. Is the pump repairable? Upkeep of the swimming pool will require Pool Pump Replacement at some time, but if the pump is repairable, the savings could be drastic. When the bid is being calculated, ask the workman if repairing the unit is a possible alternative to buying a new one.
2. If so, what is the cost difference between repair and replacement? When the estimator is ready to calculate the bid, ask for separate calculations for repair and replacement. When you get a second opinion, these two bids may help you leverage a lower price.
3. Are you state licensed and insured? Just because the business has a professional name, a truck with a company logo, and matching shirts doesn’t mean the company is licensed and insured in your state. Improper pool pump replacement or repair can cause further damage to your pool if done incorrectly, and if the company is not insured, the cost of additional maintenance falls on you.
4. Can you break down your bid into materials and labor? If the proposal comes in at $1000, for example, you have a right to know how much of that bid is attributed to materials and how much is attributed to labor. Of course, labor costs will be higher with repair than with replacement.
5. Will you install a pool pump if I purchase the pump? After you’ve taken a look at the bid, you may want to shop around for a pool pump or parts, as needed. If you find the materials listed on the bid at prices that are lower than what is listed, the company may allow for labor only charges, which could reduce the cost significantly.
6. How long will the bid last? Whether it’s medical care, house cleaning, or pool maintenance, it’s always a good idea to get more than one opinion or bid. To ensure you have time to compare several proposals remember to ask each company how long the bid they’ve submitted will be honored.
7. Will your company complete the work or will you hire an outside contractor? After calling and asking each company a thousand questions, you narrow down the possibilities to two or three. Before making a final choice, ask the companies if the workers completing the job work directly with the company or if outside contractors are hired for the work. The last thing you need is to grow a relationship and trust with a company and have a contractor not associated with the company to complete your repair or replacement.
8. Will you match a lower bid from a reputable company? After collecting two or three bids and reviewing them, you may find you trust the higher-priced company more than the company with the lower bid. It costs nothing to ask the business you prefer working with if they’d consider matching the lesser of the two proposals.
At Pogue Supply we promise our customers the lowest prices for the highest-quality products and the fastest shipping so that you can get your pool pump replacement or repair completed in less time. The quicker we get the parts to you, the faster you’ll be lounging in your pool.
At Pogue Supply, we are a family-owned company with more than 20 years of experience, and from that experience, we’ve learned it’s best to ask as many questions as you need before choosing any company for parts or labor. You can give us a call at 866-739-5658 to speak with one of our experts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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