How to Find the Best Swimming Pool Installers

Choosing the right swimming pool installers may be the biggest decision of your swimming pool project, because you want to ensure you get the best quality without paying a fortune, so the best thing you can do to save money is as much research as possible before you begin. Being informed on common market prices, knowing the types of designs that exist and are possible and getting a feel for certain tasks that you may be able to complete yourself are all ways to save money and avoid being swindled by contractors who charge too much.

Research Designs

It’s very easy to get talked into additional features that you hadn’t planned on by dealers who want to make more money by showing you their beautiful examples. Every additional aspect, from specific tiles, to enclosures to water features will cost you more, so you need to be prepared before you get sucked in. Browse online for various swimming pool designs to see what options you have, and based on what see, get average prices and compile your wish list. If you are very specific in your demands, your contractor won’t have a lot of room to try to sell you additional features and he will know that you are informed and in control.

Compare Prices

Of course you can’t go with the first swimming pool installers you look into, despite the strong reputation they may have. You need to shop around and compare prices, and take advantage of asking for as many free estimates as you can get. Knowing a design and the features you need beforehand mostly if you have been proactive and already taken some of the rough measurements may assist you in estimating the realistic as possible, even over the phone, so that when you choose someone, you don’t get surprised by a sudden increase when they come to your property.

Establishing the Contract

When you have finally found a contractor that has a strong reputation and can offer a good price for the design you want, discuss all elements of the project and get everything in writing. Also determine how long your warranty on parts and labour will be for, and be sure that the price includes any tree removal and clean-up, to avoid extra charges later. This is what you need when looking for the best quality swimming pool installers.…

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The Free Boiler Grant Scheme You Should Consider

The Free Boiler Grant Scheme under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is aimed at providing
low-income families with boiler grants in order to reduce their fuel bills. Individuals, especially those on benefits are helped to replace their old inefficient boilers with new condensing ones that are energy efficient. The grants are completely free and even the application process is also free.

What You Need to Know about the Free Boiler Grant Scheme

  • Institutions that provide the service have a network of approved installers who are vetted and accredited to work under the scheme. Typically, there are friendly yet professional customer services that help you with the application process.
  • Upon completing an application form you are referred to an installer within your area who then visits your property to confirm your entitlement.
  • However in order to qualify for the boiler grant you have to meet a certain benefits criteria. Your property must be on a mini gas, LPG supply or oil. Your boiler must be at least five years old with a fault or it must be over 8 years old. However, the funding is not provided to individuals in council owned properties.
  • Typically properties that are old and inefficient are normally considered first for the grant and in case you have an efficient property you will be required to contribute a small amount to the installation cost.
  • Individuals that automatically qualify for the grant include those on pension credit and child tax credits with an income of below 16,010 per year. Other individuals that may qualify for the grant include those on Disability Living Allowance, Employment Support, Pension Premium, Child under 20 (not in higher education), Child under
    16, Income Related Employment & Support Allowance and those over 60 years old among others.

Make an informed decision to apply to the free government boiler scheme and access government funding for a new and energy efficient boiler.…

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