Like many other stories I've read on here, I had a pool in Arizona growing up in the 80s and good childhood memories of playing in the pool.
So now we have two little kids (4yo and 7yo) and purchased a new to us home about 2 years ago. The house remodel took 14 months (!), we moved in about 8 months ago, and now we've completed a lot of yard cleanup, tree removal, and grading (it was a huge mess), and are ready to start on the backyard. The entire lot is 4 acres, but we are only going to be landscaping the "backyard" part for now which is about 230' x 130' (~0.7 acres).
We have finalized most of our new backyard design AND decided we are going to get a pool! Yay us! So I've been learning a lot about pools the last couple weeks. We've received 4 quotes and I *think* I've picked a pool builder and know 90% of what we want. The quote from the PB that seems best is $72k.
That seems like a lot compared to many of the other builds on here so I'm looking for some feedback. We received three quotes - $65k, $72k, $75k, $225k (?!?!). Should we really expect to spend ~$70k on a pool? Part of my concern is we are getting the "nice neighborhood surcharge" because most of the homes in the neighborhood are pretty expensive. But I also understand its easy to spend much, much more than $72k on a pool...
I'll let the pictures explain more details.
- Any thoughts on the quote that was provided?
- Any thoughts on the design and general layout?
- Specific question: is a pebble finish too rough for kids' feet?
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