Classic Pools designs and builds custom, in-ground swimming pools and spas for residential and commercial clients throughout nine Bay Area counties. The family-owned and operated company also performs pool remodeling and renovation work, from pool resurfacing and reshaping to adding features like spas, waterfalls, covers and ponds. Additionally, the company has a special expertise in hillside or “tough site” projects, and it’s also able to build pools for commercial establishments like apartments and health clubs.
Owner Val Toland says Classic Pools’ customers appreciate its ability to handle their projects from start to finish, as well as deal confidently with unforeseen complications. “With pool construction, there are many variables to be taken into account, as well as unexpected issues that come up, so it’s important that a contractor knows how to manage these. By being upfront with customers and proactively addressing any problems, we’re able to give them reassurance that they’re in good hands.”
Classic Pools works with a reliable team of experienced subcontractors, including architects, landscapers and other trade professionals. In addition to handling its customers’ needs throughout the building process, Mr. Toland says the company remains responsive long after the fact. “If there’s a need or problem that arises down the road, customers can call us and we’ll do what we can to help them, whether directly or by referring them to the right resources.”
Complete Video Transcription:
CONCORD — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to install a swimming pool, your first move should be finding a qualified builder. Today we’re in Concord with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Val Toland of Classic Pools to learn why.
Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Val Toland: Now, what do I do? In my 36 years of building pools, that’s the most common question I get. First, get yourself a qualified pool builder. Someone who is experienced, who has an interest in the company, but get somebody out there who knows what they’re doing to meet with you on-site. When you get the qualified builder out there, the first thing they’re going to look at is the structure of your pool. If your pool has major problems, he should be able to tell you how they can be fixed.
The second thing that a builder wants to do when they come out is to look at your plumbing. Plumbing in a pool is absolutely critical. Plumbing is like your heart and the pumping system of your body. You will have long-term problems; there’s no getting around bad plumbing in a pool.
To sum it up, when you have one of those “What do I do now?” questions, the important step is to get a good, qualified builder to come in and work with you. He can tell you what needs to be done, how much it costs, and the steps that are necessary. You will increase the attractiveness of your pool, the usefulness of your pool, and you’ll be much happier in the long run, even if it costs a little bit more.
Thank you for letting me help you. And if you have one of those questions, give me a call.
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