I am a first time pool owner. After much research, I chose Venture. I even referred them to a dear friend who used them to build. I will never refer them to anyone again. They use extremely poor suppliers and supplies. In 3 years, I've gone through 4 Hayward pumps. The 4th blew 2 weeks after it went out of warranty.The grout between the pool and patio is faulty and coming up. The Oklahoma flag stone (which I seal 2 times per year) is coming up in large sheets. If it continues to come up at the current rate, there won't be any left in 3-4 years. If you are building a pool, you may want to look elsewhere.