We are in the process of choosing between a few homes to purchase in the N Central Florida area. One has a pool, not our ideal set up but very nice. Other two would need pools installed . We have contacted a few pool companies looking for quotes and many refuse to even give a ballpark without knowing our address. They said it depends considerably on the home that we buy? All houses have wide access, no trees to clear, little to no slop in the yard etc. Is this a red flag when looking for a PB or is it a common thing? I have read a few places that some PBs base their price on your house?? Is this true? Or am I misconstruing their comments and is the actual property itself a huge factor (again keeping in mind that both properties are very similar) for just a ballpark number? Honestly we just want to get a good roundabout number based on our design ideas so that we can factor it into the purchase price of the house in our heads! (And don't worry, these houses aren't going anywhere... our market here is the coldest thing in Florida!).
FYI Our ideal pool would be SIMPLE small-medium (most likely SWG) with sun shelf and screened lanai. Concrete decking. Nothing fancy (no spa, jets, fountains etc). I attached a few pictures of the designs we like (some have features we don't necessarily need). We could also probably DIY some cleanup and prep and we have access to some heavy equipment. I have contacted both gunite and fiberglass builders as we are still on the fence (yes there is a FB shape we like so that isn't an issue).
Any comments appreciated! TIA!