The Latest NSPF® Blog (Read It Here) talks about making sure pool light installations are up to code (the National Electric Code) to prevent needless death and injury.

But the same holds true in your liner pool, along with other equipment installations, not just lights.  Bonding (with which most local dealers and installers seem to know quite little) and grounding apply to anything pertaining to your swimming pool.  Make sure your new pump, heater, heat pump, lights, ladders, and slides are properly done by hiring a quality contractor trained in the subject.  Make sure your contractor insists you have a qualified electrical contractor inspect your project to ensure the safety of your family and friends when they use your pool.

As NSPF® Instructors, we can help you get your project done correctly – and to code.  Get it done right!  Choose the right installer, not the cheapest.

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The weekend warm up giving you some Spring Fever?  Excited about Groundhog Day tomorrow?  It’s definitely time to plan your Spring Swimming Pool project.  No matter where you are getting your pool, make sure know exactly what you are getting for your hard-earned dollar.

  • Get it in WRITING!
    • If you want something – get your builder to put it in writing!
    • Handshake deals – verbal contracts – are NOT contracts!
    • Provide the builder with your municipality’s code info BEFORE having the contract drawn up.
    • Specify what products you want!
    • Specify workmanlike installation!
    • Specify installed according to manufacturer’s instructions & industry standards!
  • Hire a CONTRACTOR!
    • Get contractor’s license number!
    • If they’re hiring employees or subs ask for certificates of insurance and/or contractor numbers for subs.
  • Know what’s in the CONTRACT!
    • Read it!
    • Review it!
    • If you think the question – ask the question!
  • Get your permits!
    • Get your jurisdiction’s swimming pool code handout – before you sign your contract!
    • Give a copy of the code info to the builder – before you sign your contract!
    • Take the builder’s proposal to the code office for review – before you sign the contract!

A good contract will get you the swimming pool you want.  Protect yourself!  Work with a quality contractor – and with a quality contract!

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