First post, been reading quite a bit and now curious about my first bids. We are looking at building a 16' X 32' pool, 81' to 88' perimeter and depth range of 3'5" to 5' to 4'. Roughly about 571 to 730 sq ft of decking, travertine for decking and coping and then glass tile. Have not decided on the plaster yet. The quotes we have received range from $32K to $56K and all include the base decking (no travertine) and base equipment.
Couple of questions after reading through alot of threads:
Anybody have travertine and do you like it for the decking?
Most quotes include perimeter suspended box beam with #4 bars and the shell is #3 bars, I can upgrade to a #4 shell for $400, should I?
Equipment is basic and includes Jandy DEV 60 DE filter, 1.5hp Jandy Pump, Polaris 280 with 3/4 booster pump, 2 skimmers and Rainbow 320 in line 3" chlorinator. What should I ask for and upgrade too or is this stuff good?
Plumbing is 2" and 1 1/2" lines from pool to equipment and 1 1/2" from equipment to pool. Dual main drains sched 40PVC 2". Do I want all 2" plumbing?
Thank you and glad I found this place.