FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE... just wanted to start with that out of the gate, and I cannot stress this enough. Reliant Pools built us an incredible pool, spa, shower, cabana and fire-pit... on time, on budget, and with minimal hassle. Joel Hefner not only sold us on the project, he designed it, managed it, and enhanced it to levels we still cannot believe.
This was our third pool build, and the first two experiences were awful. Really awful... mistakes, compromises, unpaid sub-contractors, blatant lies, and delays of up to 2 years. With Reliant Pools, we experienced none of this. They designed us a beautiful pool/cabana that had some challenging hurdles... a severe slope down to the lake; a massive oak tree in the middle that had to be saved and protected; septic system to avoid; and no city water or gas. But Joel and Reliant overcame each of these issues, and created a contemporary resort-style pool and cabana that fit right in with our home and lake views.
Reliant started on time, finished on time, and along the way made the whole process run smoothly with no stress. Joel was on site dozens of times, measuring, managing, testing, thinking, and most importantly, collaborating. If we ever saw a minor issue with construction, Joel had already seen it too and had a plan... every time. This actually shocked us, as our prior experiences with other builders were so bad.
In need to say a few things about quality. The construction quality was excellent, with no cutting corners and always suggesting better options at no additional cost. The personnel quality was so impressive too, not only with Reliant personnel, but also with the various sub-contractors. The finishes were also high quality, with Reliant's showroom having almost everything we needed to see to make a wise decision, other than picking out slabs of granite for the cabana. And lastly, the quality of the pool equipment and the installation methods were just perfect.
There is no need to get multiple bids or shop around. I can honestly say Reliant Pools was the best construction experience of any kind that I have ever had, which includes building houses, pools, stone and concrete work, etc. And everything just works... flawlessly... and much of it from my phone app. Reliant built us a pool, spa, cabana/kitchen, outdoor shower, and fire-pit, all in a challenging outdoor area. And it's perfect. Looking back, I would not change a thing.