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Paying for your new gunite pool

  Part 2 of 2: What happens when payments are late? What happens when payments are not made per the contract schedule? The bottom line is this: Regardless of who builds your gunite pool, payment delays can prolong the time until your project is completed. The reason why is that—like most home-improvement contractors—virtually all pool builders will stop work if payments are not received according to schedule. For example, on excavation day, a payment is due.  However, if the scheduled payment is not available when the crew shows up, most builders will pull the crew off the job. Even if payment is made the next day, and your builder resumes work, that initial delay may

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Paying for your new gunite pool

  Part 1 of 2 When it comes to building a new pool, it’s the subject that can be a bit touchy:  Money. However, it’s a topic that’s better dealt with up front so everyone knows what to expect. The good news is that if you are signing a contract with a reputable pool builder, the cost of your pool and your payment schedule should be clearly outlined—in writing—for you. These written terms should include phased payments that dovetail with key construction phases such as excavation, gunite application, and plaster. Typically, there will be a down payment, and several additional payments throughout the construction process. The total number of payments will vary in accordance with

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