Finding a good local pool builder is a challenge in many areas of the country. Different pool contractors specialize in different facets of the pool industry. While some pool companies focus primarily on new pool construction, others capitalize on the growing pool remodeling sector. Many pool companies only focus on a particular style of pool, such as above ground pools or inground pools. And still within the sector of inground pools there is even more diversity amongst the pool companies who specialize in concrete pools, vinyl liner pools, or fiberglass pools. For consumers and the average layman with no prior understanding of swimming pools and pool construction, the choices can be mind numbing.
PoolContractor.com, the pool industries leading pool company directory aims to make the selection easier for homeowners. They’ve rated the top pool builders in the swimming pool industry in their yearly Best Pool Contractors in America profile. Showcasing a who’s who of the pool industry and the leading pool construction companies. Their independent analysis offers a comprehensive glance at who the leaders are in the Pool Construction industry. As a non-biased independent 3rd party with in-depth knowledge of who the top builders are in commercial and residential swimming pools, they provide an industry top 10 list of builders based on revenue, customer satisfaction, and pools built for the year.
Analyzing The Top Pool Companies
In analyzing who the top pool designers and pool builders are, many consumers often look to review sites to direct them towards the best company. Consequently, the categorization of pool builders often gets misappropriated to other categories like landscaping, or home building. It’s important to note that these companies often subcontract out a pool project to contractors that specialize in swimming pool. In addition, when a builder selects a pool company to subcontract to they look to builder resources like Pool Contractor and pool industry news sources Pool Magazine to make a distinction about who the leaders in the pool industry are. Furthermore, when awarding a contractor with the bid to build out a new project, they are able to do so confidently knowing their project is secure in a 3rd parties hands because they’ve hired the best.
Crunching The Numbers
One of the chief predicators of whether or not a pool builder is worthy of the title of Best Pool Contractor is based on the number of pools they’ve sold for the fiscal year. Pool permits are public knowledge so it’s easy to track how many swimming pools any given builder has under permit. This gives you an accurate assessment of how many pools the builder has dug for the year.
In analyzing this data and cross referencing it to reviews from customers for a given time frame, analysts are able correlate a customer satisfaction score. The overall revenue that a pool company has generated in a given time frame is also an important correlative metric that analysts watch carefully.
Profitability on pool sales is primarily dictated by those 3 indicators. As a watchdog of pool companies Pool Contractor analyzes those metrics carefully. “One popular misconception is that sales alone should dictate who the top builder is.” said Joe Trusty – CEO of Pool Marketing “Revenue alone is not a strong enough indicator, there are many other variables to account for” he continued.
“The prestigious title of Best Pool Contractor is one that is coveted by every pool builder in America” said Jason De Bosky – owner of Crystal Blue Aquatics. “You’re advertised on the cover of Pool Magazine, and you have the industry recognition of your peers. It’s a title pool companies can hang their hat on.” said Aaron Rogers, co-owner of Southern Poolscapes.
“As of 2021 there is a whole new crop of competing pool companies that have entered the landscape of swimming pool construction. The list changes each year so it will be interesting to see who this year’s top builder is when the dust settles” said Paul Putscher owner of Pool Keepers.
Analysts have predicted the swimming pool industry to grow by over 25% in 2021 due to the rising demand for inground swimming pools led by the Covid-19 pandemic. As industry demand continues to skyrocket, the number of companies entering the growing vertical will foster healthy competition and rivalry between companies to compete for discretionary dollars.
Tracking and predicting future growth for the industry is Technavio one of the leading forecasting and data modeling companies for the pool industry. Their analysis and reporting is also a close indicator for who the leading companies are in the swimming pool industry. Reporting is broken down be vertical and is available in a comprehensive analysis.