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    Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    Hello, fairly new to the forum and we've been shopping for a pool. We have 4 bids and after meeting with the PB's and reviewing the quotes, we're fairly confident we will use this PB. Below is the proposal, can you experts give me your thoughts/advise?


    AREA 390 SQ. FT.
    SIZE 18' X 32' 6"
    PERIMETER 90
    DEPTH 3' 1/2 -5-4
    STEEL SCHEDULE 8" ON CENTER
    PIPING SCHEDULE 40 PVC
    STEPS PER PLAN
    PERMITS N/A
    LIGHTS 1- 500 WATT LIGHT IN POOL
    1- 100 WATT LIGHT IN SPA
    PUMP 2 HP PUMP - Variable Speed
    FILTER 420 SQ. FT. CARTRIDGE FILTER
    HEATER 400,000 BTU'S
    CHLORINATOR 320 RAINBOW
    CLEANER 280 POLARIS
    BOOSTER PUMP 3/4 HP
    BLOWER 1 1/2 HP QT BLOWER
    MAIN DRAINS 2 IN POOL / 2 IN SPA
    SKIMMERS 2
    RETURNS 6 IN POOL /6 JETS IN SPA
    TILE TILE OF CHOICE
    COPING FLAGSTONE
    INTERIOR FINISH PEBBLESHEEN
    DECKING 750 SQ FT OF Spray Deck
    AREA DRAINS 4" RUN TO STREET
    EQUIPMENT PAD 3' X 8'
    BENCHES 2-1 W/ STEP
    SPA 7' ROUND 12" RAISED
    CLEANING EQUIPMENT 4 AND 1 TEST KIT, START UP CHEMICALS,
    BRUSH, POLES, NET, HOSE, VAC HEAD, ETC.
    ELECTRIC ALL INCLUDED
    ***FREEZE PROTECTOR
    FEATURES MULTI-LEVEL SEATING IN SPA
    5' X 6' TANNING LEDGE

    INCLUDED FILL LINE
    DECK SLEEVES
    OVERFLOW LINE
    2 CLEANUPS (GUNITE AND FINAL)
    6 YARDS OF SAND IF NEEDED
    FENCE REMOVAL AND REPLACE
    SPRINKLER REPAIR
    CONCRETE REMOVAL

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    Re: Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    Welcome to TFP! And congrats on deciding to get a pool. We LOVE ours!

    I'm in Cypress. What part of Houston are ya'll in?

    Differences in locations even within the Houston area can affect differences in build costs. How did this bid compare to the other bids?

    Can you post a picture of the pool plans or rendering?

    Again, welcome aboard!

    Take care,
    Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Re: Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    Hi Suz, thanks! We're in Sugar Land.

    One of the other bids was $5k cheaper, and the other two $5k more.

    I'll try and post a pic later when back to a PC.

    Really looking for advise on the equip, etc. anything look out of whack?

    Thanks again

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    Re: Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    I have to agree with a comment made elsewhere that a pool built in 2015 should have LED lights. It's the most surprisingly cool feature of our build.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
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    Re: Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    I have to agree with a comment made elsewhere that a pool built in 2015 should have LED lights. It's the most surprisingly cool feature of our build.
    Agreed, I can add that for $1k with this PB.

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    Re: Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    Lots of folks here would say ditch The booster/Polaris and go with a robot instead. I wish I had.

    How do you plan to chlorinate?
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, SWCG, automation) View Our Build
    Coverstar automatic pool cover | StoneMakers concrete retaining wall and decking
    Spring 2013 Build | Dolphin Active 20 robot cleaner | Support TFP!

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    Re: Houston Area Pool Bid Advise

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Lots of folks here would say ditch The booster/Polaris and go with a robot instead. I wish I had.

    How do you plan to chlorinate?
    Thanks for the robot suggestion, going to research that.

    As for clorination, the Pentair Rainbow 320.

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