Tip Sheet: pool repair


Before hiring a repairman and/or handyman, research the company online and read the reviews from other clients.

  When you call a company to schedule an appointment, they should tell you about the fees associated with the service call. If they don't tell you, make sure you ask so you're not surprised with hidden fees when they arrive.
  Get more than one estimate and get it in writing. Repairmen need your consent before doing any work, so make sure you get a written proposal of all the work that needs to be done, including the total cost for parts and labour.
  Ask for several references so you know the quality of work that has been done by the repairman in the past.

Don't pay the repairman until the work is done to your satisfaction.