The key, of course, is proper installation and maintenance. And that’s why almost five decades of Hamilton and Burlington-area families have chosen Buds Spas & Pools.

Vinyl-lined inground pools offer an incredible range of options

How to compare swimming pool quotes

Almost 9 in 10 swimming pools built in Canada are vinyl-lined. They’re cost-effective, very forgiving of the harsh freeze-thaw cycle of Canadian winters and can be built in just about any shape imaginable. When properly installed and maintained, a vinyl-lined inground pool will give you years of incredible backyard memories.

Our job starts with proper planning and ends with a well-supported warranty. We do a careful site visit, put together an accurate quote, complete the job professionally and efficiently, teach you everything you need to know to care for your new inground pool…and then step back with a smile while you jump in.

Our pool liners come in a beautiful array of colors and patterns, some of which are exclusive to Buds. You can also add to your enjoyment with cutting-edge chlorination and sanitation systems, the latest in filtration technology and energy efficient (even solar!) heaters. Make a splash with built-in stairs, stunning water features and dazzling lighting packages. Minimize your maintenance with automatic pool cleaners.

We can run you through the pros and cons of every possible add-on and upgrade. Work with you to create a customized project plan to enhance your swimming pool and landscaping over time. And help you find the financing that will make your backyard stay-cation dreams come true

If you get a pool quote that seems too good to be true, chances are it is.

Reputable companies that employ full-time, fully insured crews and do high quality work will all offer quotes in the same ballpark, says Buds president, Bill Bell. A low-ball quote means someone is scrimping to get the job done for less.

If you aren’t satisfied with the answers…likely you won’t be satisfied with the job.

Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples by asking each company about:

  • Years in business
  • Membership in the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada
  • How they select and train their crews
  • Insurance
  • How they choose the pool site
  • The equipment they install—and their experience with it
  • Timelines for pool installation
  • Other possible costs—grading, fencing, landscaping
  • Warranties
  • References
  • Store location, services and products