APCO Pools Specialties, Inc.


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Hiring a Contractor

It’s no secret that hiring any contractor can be an intimidating experience.  Hiring a pool service contractor is no exception.  So how do you hire a contractor to perform pool service or pool renovations without getting soaked in the process?  It’s the same thing you have always been told.  You must do your homework to checkup on any prospective contractors.  Most importantly this must be done before hiring them!

Many times APCO receives a call from an upset homeowner who had a bad experience with a pool service contractor.  Many of these customers were given an estimate by APCO but hired someone else, and now they wish they had gone with APCO.  They tell us it wasn’t until afterwards that they discover other people had the same issues and complaints and if they had known this before they would not have hired them.

Please do your homework before hiring any contractor or before signing any contract. Even before calling them if possible.  Below are links to allow consumers to research any pool service contractor.   Follow these independent consumer guidelines and you will be able to understand if the contractor you are intending on hiring is as good as he says he is.

For Pennsylvania residents there is a new law to help protect homeowners.  It requires that all home improvement (and pool) contractors be registered with the state.  If they are not registered and do not have a verified PA contractor’s number, then it is illegal for them to work in the state of Pennsylvania.

Links to checking up on a contractor.

How to avoid getting soaked while repairing your pool.

APCO’s summary of multiple web sites and customer’s horror stories and how it applies to pool repairs to prevent you from making the same mistakes.

Check out APCO Pool Specialties BBB rating here.

See if a pool contractor is registered and legal to perform work in Pennsylvania.

Use the Better Business Bureau’s web site to check out a business.

Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) is the premier trade association that exists to advance and promote the pool, spa and hot tub industry.
Use the NESPA web site to Check out a pool contractor here. 

Use Ripoff Report’s web site to check out a pool contractor.
This site is by consumers for consumers.

Use Angie’s List web site to check out a pool contractor.
This site is by consumers for consumers.

Other links

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Bucks county consumer protection agency

Philadelphia County office of consumer protection

Bucks county consumer protection agency brochure
Contractors – Choosing the right one

Bucks county consumer protection agency brochure
Contractors – Avoiding contractor scams


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  • The men that came out were awesome, they did a great job.

    Dr. Jason M.
  • Team was extremely professional and did an outstanding job.

    Mike W.
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    Richard D.
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    Charlie M.
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