The answer is, very! Sam, from Aqualine explains why it’s important for every pool contractor to have the correct language in any subcontract.
“Builders, is your subcontract up to speed protecting you from loopholes in any contract language that can paralyze you when a sub makes a mistake? As you know, we live in a very litigious country.
Having proper language in your contract with you client, and even more importantly in the contract with you subcontractor is imperative.
Remember, the subs are an extension of you. You client feels like they’re part of your team in their backyard. So, if there is ever a problem with plumbing, electrical, shotcrete, steel, you name it; the client’s going to turn back to you, not the subcontractor.
Therefore, we feel it is imperative that your contract language with your sub is up to speed.
This contract should include:
- Additional Insured Endorsement
- Hold Harmless
- Completed Operations
- Dispute Resolution
Having this properly spelled out prior to any problem arising, we feel, is most important.
Though no subcontract can be bullet proof, we have a sample contract that we’re willing to share with you that we believe plugs a lot of these loopholes.