So we've been getting bids for the last month, while moving into our new house. After getting over our initial shock that the pool would likely cost 10k more than we thought, we're trying to narrow down the builders. There's one that apparently some neighbors have been very happy with, we've found no negative reviews online, just one glowing review. Coincidentally, his bid is the least expensive, and his design was the closest to our original. So we're leaning heavily in that direction now. But would you all be so kind as to give us your input on this bid? Tell us anything you see that looks like a positive or a negative, anything to add or subtract or watch out for?
Ok, here's the design:
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12'x24' pool, 3-5' depth with 4'x8' Sun Shelf (incl Bubbler on a valved line)
Textured Concrete Decking with Color Band & Raised +18" area for water feature
36" Sheer Waterfall w/ valved line on raised deck area
SuperFlo 1.5 hp 2 Spd Pump
Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter
Standard Pool Light
All Manual Controls & Valves
IntelliChlor IC-20 Salt Chlorine Generation System
Great White Automatic Pool Cleaner on Dedicated valved line
4 pool returns standard
3 shallow end steps
Deep End Bench
Quartz Interior Finish w inlaid tile diamonds on steps & benches
Dome Screen Enclosure w/ footers, 2 doors, 10' wall height
They use all Pentair products
There's also a bunch of technical stuff that was included on pretty much all the bids, like permits, excavation, steel rebar reinforced concrete construction, 2" schedule 40 pvc plumbing, vinyl expansion joints, and the like... should I list it all out too?
We could add the IntelliPH Automatic Acid Feeder System for $850, but not sure how necessar it is, or if we could add it later if needed?
We could upgrade to LED Pool Light w/ Light Controller Switch for $650, again not sure about it
Various heating options are available as well for around $4500-ish, but we're planning to wait on that awhile and see if we think we need it