Another Houston Build. Surpised at the ball park quote
Foremost I'd like to thank everyone on this board, I never knew building a pool was so complex. And now it's my turn to seek a little advice.
First off does anyone know WATTS POOL in Houston TX. I've looked around and although they have been in business since the 1960's I can't seem to find any recommendations or reviews.
Second after much reading we are just starting to look at companies to bid on our pool, but we have a pretty good idea of what we are looking for.
I pass by Watts everyday so on a whim I decided to stop in and see if I could schedual someone to come out and give me a quote. They sat me down with a designer. I drew him a sketch since my husband and I had just looked over our survey and walked our yard not to mentioned measured everything. His ball park price left me floored since the pool we are looking to build is smaller and simpler than many I have seen posted on this board for this area.
So I'm just wondering if I'm just that far off base.
What we are looking to build is a 14'x29' pool 4'/5.5'/4.5' depth changes. Possibly a 7' spa centered along the length. With the stairs leading into the pool on the left of the spa and a bench to the right of the spa.
3' decking around, most likely stamped concrete. Pebble tec since I like the longevity. Tile for the water line and simple coping that can handle a SWG pool (he recommends against SWG says it gives too much trouble with the coping and decking materials, but... I've read enough to know that that is seriously material dependent.) There is an extra 12'x28' deck that we'd like poured, again stamped concrete. and filling in the 6' that's left from the back of the house to the edge of the pool (another 120 sqft).
Anyways. His main concern was why we were orienting the pool the way we were. There is a 32'x30' large square area left over to the right of the pool, the main reason is that we have kids and that area is where their jungle gym sits.
He wasn't big on pebble tec and said that a white plaster could last long time with proper maintenance (did I mention they are a service center too?). And that pebble tec would add about 4500 to the quote.
He went on to say that using pentair equipment (san the SWG) the pool would run 45k-55k.
Is that reasonable? Mind you this wasn't an official bid just a ball park. He did seem quite surprised that we had such a preset idea as to what we are looking for and where we wanted it.