Not sure if this is the best place to put this, but I am looking to get some help.. I am in process of having a house built in NJ in the area just outside NYC.. While building we decided to do a pool... We went to the dealer and had them put a package together for a 18x33 pool with all the "needed" accessories (lights, stairs, filter, pump, etc).. We paid a total of 11k which included a heater sized for the pool.. We talked to the installer that the dealer uses and he said that I would need an electrician to run all wiring, plumber to run piping for heater, and said that I would be better off getting my builder to do the excavation to get the dirt out.. So the actual pool installation from the dealer's guy is coming out to 2k.. This only includes the actual putting up of the pool and running the piping from filter to pool and those hookups.. It does NOT include plumbing/electrical/excavation.. So we finally got around to putting permits in so the builder put together an install package to include the plumbing, electrical, and excavation.. His price came back at $12,000!!!!!!!! So for an 18x33 semi inground (only going 2ft deep) is costing 25k.. That doesn't include any deck or "extras".. Can this be accurate? The edge of pool closest to the house is 26ft away from back of house.. We had planned on putting the pool equipment near the pool which puts the equipment roughly 30-35ft away from house.. I was expecting to maybe have to pay 5-6k TOPS for electrical/plumbing/excavation.. 12k seems so excessive.. I will admit I dont know anything about pools or building but I was quoted 30k for a full inground pool with basic concrete trim.. We purposely went with semi inground to avoid such a cost for a pool.. At most we figured EVERYTHING would have come out to around 18k, but that would have included dressing up the pool area with landscaping and whatnot.. I was just hoping that perhaps some people in my area (NY/NJ/PA/CT) could chime in to see if this could be accurate..