By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate.com
Say you’re buying a brand-new house. Wouldn’t it be great to have a brand-new swimming pool in your backyard, too?
Some homebuilders offer buyers a pool as an option. Others will work with a pool contractor so you can have a pool built — or at least started — along with your new home. Here’s what to know about building a pool before you take the dive:
Typically, you’ll sign a contract with the swimming pool contractor, who will coordinate with the builder, an arrangement that makes the contractor responsible for any liability, warranty or service associated with your pool during and after construction, says Jim Pinson, homebuilder liaison at Shasta Pools & Spas, a pool-building contractor in Phoenix, Ariz.