This may get really long and jumbled but I'm trying to type it out basis dates from pictures I've taken along the way.
To start, my husband and I knew we wanted a pool from the get go. He was in Afghanistan for 2 years after serving 10 in the USMC. We had a goal and it was to move into our dream home then build our dream pool. We worked hard and saved money to pay for our pool in cash. We closed on our house in February then started the pool process in March. We contacted several pool builders then a good friend of ours told us about their pool guy. Our friends have already had one amazing pool built by him and were just getting started on another massive pool at their new house by the same guy. We had him come over on March 27th to do a design. We got to help in the free form design and though I wanted a beach entrance he couldn't get it exactly how I wanted on the design but assured us it would be done properly at build.
Here's what he sent us.
We did not want the sharp points near the entrance and we did want more of the beach entrance not a tanning ledge per se but otherwise it was just what we wanted. He suggested we move the spa away from the house but we do plan on making the two window's nearest the spa, which is the master bedroom, into french doors, as show in the mock up. That's not how it currently looks. So that's our reasoning for that.
We replied the same night that we agreed on the price and if he assured us the above would be done then we were set to go. No response. I knew he was busy on our friends pool so I gave it time. Finally after emailing again and calling, I get a response on April 15. Nothing again until I text him on April 23. He replied that there's a lot going on and the rain delays had pushed him behind (there had been lots of rain) but then he sends us a proper proposal and this.
Our proposal states:
Pool Size: 32' x 20'6"
Depth: 3’6” x 6'x 4’
Surface Area: 420 Sq. Ft.
Shape: Custom Freeform
Perimeter Ft.: 88 ft
- Contractor‘s structural plans and specifications
- Contractor’s plans showing layout of pool
- City of La Porte permit
- File all necessary HOA paper work
- Excavation of pool , dirt hauled
- Concrete Gunite structure to be a 6 sack mix
- Lifetime Structural warranty thru Royal Gunite
- Frost free waterline tile standard tile selection
- Fire Glass glow in the dark Spotter Tiles to mark steps and ledges
- 1.25 thick travertine coping 12" wide, customer to choose
- 6’ benches w/step
- 15' bench w/step
- 21'' wide beach entry with tan colored quartz & umbrella sleeve
- Totally Hayward Equipment set up with 3 year parts & labor warranty
- Hayward Aqua Plus control panel , included electrical sub panel and salt capable
- Hayward 30" sand filter w/zeo brite filter medium
- Hayward Front mount multi-port backwash valve
- Hayward 2 H.p Tristar water feature pump
- (2) low voltage multi colored led pool light w/transformer, lights come with remote
- 320 commercial grade in line chlorinator back-up
- Hayward Goldline t-9 40kgal salt cell
- 2 skimmers with self adjusting weir doors
- 6- 1 ½ “ pressure return lines pool
- Poured concrete pad 3’ x 8’
- SVR Safety Drains
- 6'6" x 8' id spa with split level benches
- 6 spa jets
- Low voltage led spa light w/transformer
- 1 h.p. Silencer blower
- Elevated 12" with stone wrap
- stacked travertine stone overflow
- Quartz, Barbados Blue
DECKING SPECIFICATIONS: 4" pour steel 18" oc 3/8"
- 450 sq ft textured
- 100 sq ft textured decking over existing concrete
- 50' deco drain strip along patio and house
AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER:
- Hayward navigator pool cleaner
- All pool plumbing to be schedule 40 pvc
- 3/4" direct fill line w/vacuum breaker and valve
- Automatic overflow
- All electric meter to equipment
- 30' backwash line per city code
- gas line meter to heater
- MISCELLANEOUS SPECIFICATIONS:
- Cleaning tools, includes nylon brush, hand leaf skimmer and test kit
- Start-up chemical dosage and water treatment and salt
- Public liability, workman’s comp and property damage insurance
On April 24 he shows up with the actual contract for us to sign. He srays the yard with spray paint marking the layout.
To be continued...