Two steps to take if you encounter financial problems when building a swimming pool

Here are the steps you should take if you encounter financial problems when building a swimming pool.

Contact your pool builder immediately

The first thing you should do after you realise you've got money problems is contact your pool builder. The reasons for this are as follows; firstly, letting them know that you are low on funds will ensure they don't purchase more pool-building materials which you'll be unable to reimburse them for and that they don't carry out more work on a specific type of pool that is now too expensive for you to continue having built.

Secondly, it will give them a chance to start reworking their initial pool design in a way that would make it quicker for them to build and that they could construct with fewer (and perhaps cheaper) materials. For example, if you initially asked them to make the pool thirty feet long, they might suggest reducing its length by a third. Similarly, if you originally asked them to use marble tiles around the pool's edges, they might suggest returning these marble tiles, getting a refund and then buying porcelain tiles instead, as these are much cheaper.

Store your materials and cover the partly built structure

The other thing you should do is store your pool building materials that you don't need to return and ensure that the bits of the pool that the builder has already created are covered up. The reason for this is as follows; it might take the pool builder a few weeks to rework their design and to organise the return of the overly expensive materials and the purchase of their cheaper replacements. You may also need some time to sort out your finances and come up with the funds you need to complete the pool construction work.

It's important to ensure that, during this interval, the materials you want to keep and the sections of the pool that have been built are protected. For example, you should ensure that the lids of the opened epoxy tubs are secure (so that debris, like dirt particles and leaves, won't land in this unused epoxy and make it unusable) and that the excavation on your property is covered so that rain or airborne rubbish don't land in it (as rainwater could make it soggy and hard for the pool builder to stand in, and they'd need to remove the refuse before continuing to build the pool).

Contact a local pool builder to learn more.