My husband and I have recently decided to get a few estimates on an in-ground vinyl lined pool.
It's somewhat hard to find pool builders who will do vinyl in ATL. Most seem to only install $$$$ gunite beauties. We want basic...entry level pool.
We have a sloped back yard. Not steep but definite slope.
1st quote was 27k. 16x32 rectangle, diving depth NO mention of retaining wall.
2nd quote 37k 16x32 rectangle, diving depth with a large retaining wall
3rd quote 30k. 18x36 rectangle, diving depth. NO mention of retaining wall
My question is how do we know for sure if the retaining wall is needed and not just for aesthetics. I mean it would be beautiful...but is it necessary?? Don't want to skimp and save 7k only to have our pool falling downhill in the future. But if it's not needed that 7k could go towards college for the kids. All the builders have great reviews and reputations.
Any advice? Decision making time!