New Pool - First Quote and Advice needed
I always get great feedback and guidance on Gardenweb, so wanted to reach out on a new pool project we are planning.
We are in the process of closing on a new home and as part of the process we want to have a pool installed. We want to put in an in-Ground pool in Central NJ (Old Bridge).
The yard is pretty much a blank slate of about 100x100 level fenced land - with a footprint area of about 60x60 behind the house on our survey. First question, can a pool be built outside of the footprint area lined out on the survey, or is this when variances come into play?
Initially we did NOT plan on doing a full landscape and patio design, but to build the pool in a logical place and then work the rest of the yard in separate phases as we have the $$ to do so. The house does have a modest concrete patio but we would eventually expand that, so would set the pool back some distance from the patio/house. Our initial budget is between 40-45k for the pool.
Our first estimate was with Anthony & Sylvan pools. Here are the specs:
- Gunite pool
- 500 SQ ft. free form
- 8ft deep end
- 2 returns
- Jandy 1 1/2 HP pump
- Jandy 48 SQ ft DE filter
- H 110a heat pump (Jandy?)
- One fusion sanitizer
- One Polaris 360 pool cleaner
- a solar recirculation system
- 350 SQ ft of Kool deck surfacing around the pool
- One LED multicor underwarter light
- all permits costs included
The representative states that there will be no additional out of pocket costs and that this price is all inclusive, pending any optional items we may dicide to add on to the job. All electrical, plumbing and comnstruction is included. FYI, we never divulged our budget. Total: $43,000
I have seen various less than flattering comments about AS, and some fine comments. Is there a particular resource I can used too guage user preferences/experiences with pool builders in central NJ?
I am really looking for feedback on this pricing as well as feedback on local pool builders and experiences, as we will be looking to get additional esitmates.
Thanks in advance.