I'm curious what we might be looking at in terms of ballpark costs to put a couple of stools in the pool we're building - we don't need a table we have a bump out we could use. We're building in Arizona so any advice would be appreciated!
A couple all tile stools without a table or bar top? Maybe $400-500/ea retail. Tile top only you're maybe $250-300/ea.... that is if that's all you want. If you have infloor cleaning you'll be looking at about 3 extra heads per 2 stools.
A swim up bar can obviously have a sunken dry bar on one side. This number jumps into the thousands very quickly on a flat yard.
There are also some nice plastic ones that can be removed. They even come with battery operated lighted tops. Alas, they don't sync to the pool lights but then the accent color of the light is nice too. They are better for liner pools though since the bottoms are flat and gunite pools tend to be slightly rounded unless they were spec'ed to be flat.
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