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Pool TipsHere are some important things to keep in mind if you're considering installing a new swimming pool and looking for a contractor: If you have friends or neighbors who have installed a new swimming pool on their property, it's a good idea to talk to them to find out about the overall experience they had with their contractor.

Ask your friends about the timeframe of their pool installation and how responsive the company was to questions or concerns that may have arisen during the process.

As with any other major purchase, always get several estimates, and then be sure when evaluating the estimates that you are comparing "apples to apples" in terms of the products and services being offered.

You may also try calling your local building department, Better Business Bureau or department of consumer affairs to find out if any complaints have been lodged against the company you are considering hiring. It is also important that your pool company be properly licensed and have appropriate liability insurance and worker's compensation coverage.

Scott Curtis, owner of Royal Palm Pools, was the pool contractor for the West Palm Beach House.
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