The Fastest Pool Build vs Quality Pool Build

Fastest Pool Build vs Quality Pool Build: Is Quality Worth the Wait?

So you’re ready to have a pool built in your backyard and found out that the process will take longer than you had hoped. Just like many industries this year, the construction industry is taking longer than usual for a variety of factors. Labor, materials and shortages have all played a role in longer construction timelines. There has also been a tremendous demand for home improvement services and upgrades that have been felt industry wide.

Now you’re faced with an important decision: do you go with the company that claims they can get your pool in the ground the fastest, or do you wait longer for a quality pool build?

This answer is going to be different for every customer and you have to make the decision that is best for you and your family. When deciding between the fastest pool build and a quality build that will take more time, there is a lot to consider to decide which is right for you:

  • How long will you live in your home?
  • What experience does the pool company have?
  • Is a more quality product worth the wait?

Luckily for you, we have some advice to help you determine what option will work best for you.
At California Pools & Landscape we’ve helped over 30,000 customers design and build custom pools in the Valley of the Sun. We are not the fastest pool builder right now, but we can offer you advice on how to choose what’s best for you, based on our 32 years of experience building pools in Arizona.

In this article, we’re going to examine the pros and cons of going with the fastest pool build vs. going with a quality pool build that takes more time.

We will examine four categories to help you decide which path is right for you to take:

  1. How Long Will You Live In Your Home?
  2. Expertise And Experience
  3. Pool Design
  4. Warranties

By the end of this article, you should be able to decide whether you’d prefer the fastest pool build or a quality build that takes more time, for your backyard project.

Fastest Pool Build vs Quality Pool Build: Is Quality Worth the Wait?

How Long Will You Live In Your Home?

Are you planning on living in this home for the foreseeable future, or only for a few years? This can play a big role in your decision making process for a pool & backyard build. Your pool design, materials, construction and warranty are all big pieces of the overall project. Your future plans, considering all of those aspects, plays an important part of the decision making process.

Fastest Pool Build

If you are only living in the home for the short-term, choosing the fastest pool build will allow you to enjoy the pool as soon as possible. We get that, there is nothing more enjoyable during the warm Arizona months than jumping in your pool!

Most companies design materials and warranties should have you covered for the short-term, but make sure you know what they are before you sign that contract! If you are planning on being in the home for 5-years or less, you also might not care about a custom design or choosing the best materials for a lifetime enjoyment.

Longer Pool Build

If you plan on living in this home for more than 5 years or this being your forever home, strongly consider the quality of the product that is being installed in your backyard and the warranties that are associated with those products.

Typically companies that take longer to build have longer material warranties. So, ask yourself: How do the warranties between the cheapest or fastest pool build compare to the longer bids?

Having a custom design to fit your home’s style and your entertainment preferences is a lot more important if this is your forever home. Do you want to add custom features or colors? Is outdoor cooking and entertaining important for your dream outdoor living scenario? Can the pool company that is promising a quick build do the entire scope of work that you’d like in your yard?

Putting in a pool is a large investment and a few extra months of waiting can pay off with years of quality fun and enjoyment in your pool.

Expertise And Experience

A pool company’s experience can help or hurt your confidence in the product and the pool construction process. A well established company has expertise in the building process and products that work well in their region. When choosing the right pool company for your backyard project, experience should play a big role in the decision.

Fastest Pool Build

When a company offers you timelines for construction, how do they compare with other bids that you receive? Is there a chance a company is telling you what you want to hear instead of having transparent and honest conversations? Have they accounted for all of the factors that you might run into with construction during a pandemic?

A faster pool build does not mean that a company does or doesn’t have experience in the field. But it should signal you to dive deeper and make sure that you are comfortable with the company’s expertise and promises that they make you.

Longer Pool Build

From our experience if a company is offering a longer pool building timeline, it is likely because of their expertise in the field or they’re being more honest about their lead times. At California Pools & Landscape we offer a three-tiered management approach to every project. It’s taken us 32 years of learning and optimizing to create our approach.

A team that may take a bit longer from design consultations, to pre construction processing through construction of the pool is not likely to rush it. They’re likely to focus intently on your satisfaction with your backyard oasis.

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Pool Design

Fastest Pool Build

How important is the design of your pool and backyard to you? If you are deciding on the company with the shortest time from the design of the pool to completion, time might be your biggest motivating factor. That might cause you to deprioritize other important elements.

Are you happy with the design of the pool and backyard? Has your project manager or designer made sure that you are getting everything you want at a budget number that works for you? In almost all situations working with the fastest pool builder will result in more standardized and templated pool designs.

There are a number of design options and material options to make on your project. Ultimately your happiness with the design and functionality of the yard is what is most important, so make sure you’re happy with the design as well as the timeline.

Longer Pool Build

A quality pool design and working with a talented designer can really shape your pool building experience. (see what we did there?) For example, at California Pools & Landscape we have a team of talented designers that create each custom project from scratch to meet the wishes of every client.

If design elements and materials are important to you, it is worth the wait to have a finished project that reflects your patience. A yard that is properly designed for enjoyment and functionality will feel tremendously different than a cookie cutter project. The design is an important consideration for your ultimate enjoyment of your backyard environment.

Warranties

Fastest Pool Build

If a company is promising you the quickest building time, how do their warranties compare to others? Make sure you aren’t sacrificing quality for a quicker swim time. That can come back to haunt you in the end.

Longer Pool Build

If a company is telling you that their build times are longer, how do their warranties compare to others? Are they taking longer to ensure that your pool is built with the best materials and to the highest construction standards?

At California Pools & Landscape we offer exceptional warranties on our products. Everything that goes underground in our pools comes with a lifetime warranty. We also offer lifetime material warranties on our Seaglass Pebble interiors and all of our paver products. We aim to provide you with the highest quality products that will stand the test of time in your backyard. But the tradeoff is that we’re also not going to be able to rush through steps and get you the fastest pool build out there.

Quality Pool Build Is Worth the Wait

Is A Quality Pool Build Worth The Wait For Me?

So after considering all of the factors above, is a quality pool build worth the wait? Ultimately that depends on your timeline, budget, design inspirations and how long you plan to live in the home.

Fastest Pools Builds are a good fit for:

  • Customers looking for the fastest build
  • Customers not worried by short-term warranties
  • You’ll be in your home for less than 5 years
  • Choosing between pre-designed pool packages

Longer Pool Builds are a good fit for:

  • Customers that can wait a couple of extra months before enjoying their pool
  • Customers focused on quality of the build
  • Lifelong enjoyment
  • Longer warranties
  • Customizable design and more material options

We realize that every backyard is different and we might not be the best fit for yours. If you still aren’t sure what pool company is right for you, that’s ok! We have put together a list of the top pool builders in Arizona to help you narrow down your search.

If you think a quality pool is worth waiting for, let’s decide what size pool works best in your backyard. You can also visit our gallery for some design inspirations!

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    If you’re like most homeowners who are interested in installing an in-ground swimming pool, paying cash would be a difficult (if not impossible) proposition. It is quite common for pool owners to finance the cost of building a swimming...
  • 4 Secrets to Your New Pool
    4 Secrets Most Pool Companies Won't Tell You
    Whether you have just begun thinking about a pool installation or you are nearly ready to sign on the dotted line, make sure you check out the following secrets...
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    Using Your New Pool: What to Ask Your Pool Company
    Whether you’re just seeking information about building a swimming pool or you’re nearly complete with your pool project, there is a critical last step to take before you dive...
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    5 Deck Options Your Pool Company Should Offer
    If you’re in the process of looking for a pool company to build your in-ground swimming pool, no doubt you’ve carefully researched and thought about different construction options for...
  • 10 Questions About Your New Pool
    10 Questions Your Pool Builder Should Ask About Your Lifestyle
    People have different reasons for wanting a pool, and your reason is crucial to ensuring you choose the right options. A savvy pool builder will ask the right questions...
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    What Type of Inground Swimming Pool Is Best for the Arizona Heat?
    Arizona’s dry heat is one of the many reasons that people enjoy living in this southwestern paradise. However, you need to consider the weather when choosing your landscaping and swimming...
  • Pool Building 101 Learn The Lingo
    Pool Builder 101: Learn the Lingo
    If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re conducting research about installing an in-ground swimming pool. Below is a handy list of basic pool construction terms you are likely...
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    5 Backyard Design Ideas for Families
    Your backyard should be an enjoyable retreat your entire household can appreciate. However, homeowners with children often choose to redesign the backyard to accommodate the needs of their little ones...
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    Your Guide to Hiring a Reputable Pool Company
    Selecting the right pool company to design and build the swimming pool you’ve always wanted is a big decision and probably the most pivotal one you’ll make in the...
  • Hidden Costs of a New Pool Build
    Hidden Costs Your Pool Builder Should Include in Their Quote
    Before moving forward on that beautiful swimming pool you’ve fantasized about installing for ages, it’s imperative to meet with and obtain quotes from several pool builders. Otherwise, you may not...
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    6 Things You Must Decide Before Hiring a Pool Company
    While you may impulsively purchase a new bathing suit or a pair of sunglasses, you likely aren’t going to build a new swimming pool on a whim. It’s a...
  • How Long Do Pool Companies Finance For
    How Long Do Pool Companies Finance For?
    A backyard swimming pool can transform any house into an enjoyable home if chosen correctly. A backyard swimming pool can transform any house into an enjoyable home if chosen correctly....
  • 5 Things to Ask Your Pool Builder About Excavation
    5 Things to Ask Your Pool Builder About Excavation
    When it comes to installing a swimming pool, one of the most important stages happens before construction even begins: excavation. What many people sometimes don’t initially think about is that...
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    Go Green: Ask Your Pool Company About These Energy Saving Options
    Nobody wants to think about splashing around in a green pool — ew, algae! But that’s not the kind of green we’re talking about here. Instead, green means eco-friendly...
  • 8 Fun Features Pool Builders Offer
    8 Fun Water Features Pool Builders Offer
    It’s one thing to install a functional swimming pool to help get you through the long, hot summer. It’s another thing entirely to build a true backyard oasis —...
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    Backyard Designs: Fire Pit vs Fireplace
    Let’s face it; fire is something we humans have been gathering around for ages. It’s warmth, and bright snaps of flame and loud crackles is what makes it easy...
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    International Torch Award Winner: BBB Interviews Jeremy Smith, California Pools
    Jeremy Smith, President of California Pools, talks about what makes his company worthy of a Better Business Bureau International Torch Award. California Pools & Landscape - Through The Eyes Of The...
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    Phoenix Pool Contractor is a 2014 BBB Business Ethics Award Winner
    The Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona announced the winners for the 2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Wednesday night at its 13th annual dinner celebration.  California...
  • AZ Pool Builder Is a 2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Finalist
    AZ Pool Builder Is a 2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Finalist
    2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Better Business Bureau (BBB) announces that California Pools & Landscape is one of only 15 Arizona companies selected as a finalist for the 2014 BBB...
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    Swimming Pool Builder Gets Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
    Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals Chandler, AZ, February 4, 2014 – California Pools & Landscape, swimming pool builder of Chandler,...
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    AZ Pool Builder Donates Pool To Conservation Center
    By David Brown.  Mike Smith, founder of California Pools, will be out at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale April 17 to build a pool for its resident...
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    The Benefits of Building with California Pools & Landscape
    Click here to learn about why you should build a California Pool:  Benefits-of-California-Pools-Landscape-11252013
  • Queen Creek, Here We Come!
    California Pools & Landscape Opens Largest Pool Design Center in Arizona
    We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our new state-of-the-art Arizona pool design center located at 4320 W Chandler Blvd Suite 1 in Chandler 85226 conveniently located...
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    Review of California Pools
    We had a pool built about 2 years ago. The entire process was very smooth from the start. The salesman listened to what we wanted and listened to our...
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    California Pools Not Affected in Drain Recall
    The MDX and SDX safety drains that California Pools installs on all new pools ARE NOT involved with the recent recall. In case you have a pool built by another...
  • California Pools & Landscape featured in House 2 Home Magazine
    California Pools & Landscape featured in House 2 Home Magazine
    California Pools Helps Create Cherished Memories By Tinka Davi, Contributing Writer At the top of my list of New Year’s resolutions is “spend more time with family and friends.” I know...
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    Arizona Dream
    Family Fun Poolside Do you have that “Arizona dream” that includes enjoying sunsets and starlight from your own back yard paradise?  Can you picture yourself barbecuing in a complete outdoor...
  • House 2 Home Magazine features California Pools
    California Pools is being featured in the October edition of House 2 Home magazine. I thought our loyal readers would like a sneek peak! Is Your Pool Builder Learning with...