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pool bid in fort worth, too much?

Posted by mderas80 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 12 at 23:35

We are first time pool buyers and really dont know much. This is our first pool bid. Is this too much? Reason i ask is because we are not even getting a spa. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

pool size 33x13
pool perimeter 82
pool sq ftg 356
no spa
gallons 12,460
depth 3.5x 5.5x5
450 sg ft decking

All permits included
soil injection
pool up to 7'
8" OC-3/8
1/2" 4 bar continuous box beam
1/2" steel on all transition and stress points
waterfall pad, large 7x10
pool plunbing 2 skmmmirs, up to 6 returns, cleaner line, a pump set, a filter set, VGB compliant main drain, 50' filter run, equipment pad, all suction lines plumbed individually, sched 40 pvc

1 additional pump sets
85 1 1/2 pvc per foot
4 jandy never lube 2"x2.5" valve each

6 sack mix, river washed sand
river wash sand
12' box beam
waterfall pad

1 intelliflo vs svrs
1 420 sq ft pentair cartridge
1 ET 4 pool/spa w/ic40 2 actuators
1 ET wireless clontrol-4 circuit
1 pool intellibrite LED colored w/50'cord
1 legend 1 pressue cleaner grey/white less pump

wiring for
-1 pump
-1 light switch
-1 gfci at equipment
-2 breakerss, subject to panel avail
-1 power unit
-1 time clock or suntouch

wiring for add pumps
witing for computer installation

tile and coping
oklahoma select flagstone
seal coping
mortar upgrade

3 1/2 minimum deck
3" sand
18" OC steel
475 rock salt
2 4" drain heads, planter,gutter
30 4" deck drain pipe
12 4" drain heads
120 4" deck drain pipe
55 1 1/2 sleeves

2 volleyball sleeves
clean and grade
top soil 1/2 load

standard white pool
rope anchors
water stops
8" vgb antivortex drain covers
benches, plaster

start up and balancew chemicals
maint kit 16" pole, leaf rake, 18" brush, thermoter, test kit
pool school
reinstall fence
sprinkler re-routes

variable speed pump
4 ton waterfall
stamped 2 color skin decking


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RE: pool bid in fort worth, too much?

Sounds pretty decent to me. We are in Benbrook and have about the same size pool and paid 46k without a spa.

RE: pool bid in fort worth, too much?

I am a pool builder myself and after reviewing your quote I would say it is a very fair price.
Considering the waterfall, upgraded systems (pump, controls, lights) and sprinkler repairs (which can easily add $1500.00) you should be fine with this bid.
I would get at least 3 bids for any project, and compare apples to apples "where possible".
Ask for recent and past referrals as well. Even go look at a couple of the builders jobs, something other than just pictures !
And when it is all said and done see if the builders sales rep will also be on the job site, we do not have salesmen ourselves . . . the person selling the pool, "builds the pool".
We are designer / builders and find that our clients enjoy knowing that!
Enjoy your new pool !!

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Lagoon Pools

RE: pool bid in fort worth, too much?

Thank you so much for the feedback. This puts our minds at ease on spending $36K!!!

RE: pool bid in fort worth, too much?

Always meet multiple PBs.

Always visit other pools and their owners that are in the PB has built. These pools should be in various stages from in process to 5 years old.

Remember, if it wasn't written down, it wasn't said.


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