Express Pool Care service contractors in Arizona discuss pool warranty coverage
Investing in a swimming pool could be one of the biggest investments you make in your home. Because of that you will want to thoroughly understand what does a swimming pool warranty cover. You will also need to be aware of what the pool manufacturer warranty encompasses, what the individual pool equipment manufacturers cover and what the pool contractor warranties. There are many moving parts in a pool contract and construction project, the swimming pool service contractors from Express Pool Care explain.
What does a swimming pool warranty cover?
Many pool owners purchase products and are under the impression a warranty is a guarantee that the liner won’t fail or the pool pump and filter will always perform their respective tasks. Pool contractors know that other items need to be taken into consideration, like: incorrect maintenance and other factors – such as acts of nature – or improper cleaning. Those items could impact the pool warranty and leave a pool owner facing bills they hadn’t anticipated.
At its basic, a swimming pool liner is a piece of vinyl or fiberglass and as such, can fall victim to tears, punctures, holes, cracks, wrinkles, fading or other failures.
Prior to purchasing the swimming pool you will want to talk with your contractor and ask for a copy of the warranty for the liner. Be aware that each pool liner supplier will likely have their own warranty information. If you initially consider Pool Company A, but buy Pool Company B’s liner, you will need to have a copy of Pool Company B’s warranty and understand what is, and isn’t covered. Read the fine print. Look for exclusions. Look for items that explain what can void a warranty. Talk with your pool contractor for clarification on anything you aren’t 100% clear on.
The purpose of a swimming pool warranty is to address out-of-the box (literally) situations in which the pool doesn’t hold water because of a defect with the liner. If you purchase the liner that leaks upon arrival, the warranty typically covers it — again you will need to read the fine print to see if there are exclusions. This warranty makes sense (from a manufacturer’s point of view) because they don’t want to sell a customer faulty goods.
What does all of this mean to you? Do not buy a pool liner or equipment without reading the warranty, but don’t base the purchase on the warranty alone. You will also want to ask your individual pool contractor what kind of warranty he provides on his workmanship. Keep all of your pool warranties and other information in a safe location where you can easily find it if necessary.