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    Pool Rehab Bid Opinions

    We have received a bid from one company that we really trusted, but upon looking at the numbers feel like we are being taken. Can you look at the bid and tell us what you think??

    * Interior Pool Renovation $21,400
    +Resurface pool interior with Pebble Tec finish [$16,400]
    - Drain Pool
    - Prep Pool by cutting around lights, inlets and under tile
    - Wash and bond coat pool interior
    - Apply new Pebble Tec or Pebble Sheen finish with ten year warranty; (Pebbly Tec Blue Lagoon)
    - Detail wash interior
    - Refill by owner
    + Replace existing pool waterline time [$5,040]
    - Remove & haul away existing tile
    - Repair sub-surface as needed
    - Set new 6"x6" frost-proof tile supplied by POOL COMPANY (Fujiwa Tile - Tibet Iron Gate)
    - Grout tile joints
    *Removal & Replacement of Existing Deck behind coping $12,400
    + Demolition and removal of existing deck
    + Replace existing pool deck with new 4" pour w/ compacted gravel base
    + Poured into rebar appropriate mesh
    + Choice of Brushed Concrete or Exposed Aggregate Deck (exposed aggregate)
    + Coping Option #1 $5350
    - Apply new continuous-pour, Brushed Concrete coping to pool
    OR
    + Coping Option #2 $8,560 (picked this option)
    - Lay and Mortar set new irregular pattern, Natural Stone coping (Sandy Creek)


    + Install two (2each) new skimmers $5,000
    - includes all necessary plumbing hookups
    + Install all new plumbing to newly pour equipment pad $5,000
    - new pad poured into appropriate rebar and mesh
    - Includes all necessary gas, electric and plumbing hookups
    + Install all new equipment at equipment pad $15,000
    - Gas pool heater
    - Cartridge-style filter
    - Circulation pump
    - Erosion-fed automatic chlorination system
    - Zodiac Nature 2 mineral bed purification system
    - iAqualink PDA handheld, wireless remote control system w/ smartphone app

    Total: $67,360



    And here are a few pictures of the pool....we have taken off the tile and coping ourselves:Attachment 48037Attachment 48038Attachment 48039
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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    Compared to Texas rates, pricing seems to be on the higher side.
    Geometric pool with all Pentair equipment. Raised spa - 18" with Artic Lagoon 1" glass tiles. 3HP VS Pump, 2 skimmers, 6 returns, IC40 Salt system, Easy Touch 8 with LED color light in pool and spa. 1200 sqft of Marble White Pavers decking in Versailles pattern. Tiling and coping almost completed, Indigo Blue Prism Matrix plaster. Pool Build Thread: Houston (Katy) Pool Build - Started April 2016

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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    Always best to get many quotes upfront to compare it to.

    $67k seems high for what you want. Although I can't see the pictures - how big is your pool?

    I'd also skip the 'mineral purification system'

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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    $15,000 for equipment? That's crazy.
    Get a sand filter.
    Ditch the Nature 2 gimmick. "erosion fed" how fancy for a tablet feeder...lol
    Get a normal timer. All the automated stuff does is break and 2 or 3 years later its obsolete and you cant even get parts.
    Ask for specific model number and specs for EVERYTHING. I don't know much about the build quotes but $15k for just equipment is highway robbery. Maybe $5k plus install? Geez...
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    Stick with the cartridge filter, sand is bottom of the line and least quality filtration. Get the automation! You won't regret it. However, Does seem high, I would get multiple bids. Is pump a variable speed pump?


    Freeform /620 Surface/110 perimeter/20k gal/ Raised bond beam/Baja shelf (2)//Pentair- Intelliflo VS pump, Pentair Whisperflo 1hp// Easytouch, C&C 520 Cartridge, Intellichlor SWCG// A&A- Magnasweep in-floor, LeafVac, Venturi Skimmer,// Mini-pebble (Aqua Blue w abalone shell)//4 Pentair Globrite LEDs//3 sheer descents//Travertine coping and decking.

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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by azjoshers79 View Post
    Stick with the cartridge filter, sand is bottom of the line and least quality filtration. Get the automation! You won't regret it. However, Does seem high, I would get multiple bids. Is pump a variable speed pump?


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    I work on multiple clients pools with every type of filter from the most expensive DE and Cartridge systems to sand and a variety of "alternative media" (LOL no comment). The clarity difference is not visible to the naked eye and not worth the hassle and expense of a cartridge system or DE. I used to be PRO Cart!!! all the way! because it's all I knew and read theories to the "clarity effect" on this forum. (right JohnT?!) All that being said, after 8 years of hands on pool maintenance - I would recommend sand every time now. It's so much easier from a maintenance standpoint and ease of use. The bigger the sand filter, the better
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    Wow! That's really pricey!! I think these prices are on the very high side! Any specs on your current pool or pictures??

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    Re: Poor Rehab Bid Opinions

    ALWAYS get more than one quote.......try for at least 5 if at all possible. You need models of every piece if equipment so you can make sure to compare apples to apples.

    Kim
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    Re: Pool Rehab Bid Opinions

    We have gotten multiple quotes, this was just the company that was the most recommended in our area. The other bids are coming in around $40k for roughly the same thing (minus the pebble tec).

    Any thoughts on moving the pool equipment within 10 feet of a large patio/entertaining space, or would it be better to have it out further in the yard? Currently it's slightly below the pool (down a slight hill) in the MIDDLE of the yard, but wanted to move it off to the side.

    The coping is 111 linear feet. It's a kidney shaped, diving pool. It's roughly 40 x 20. Goes from about 4 feet deep to about 10 feet (maybe slightly more) feet deep. More than half of the pool is over 6 feet deep. Roughly 35k gallons.

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    Re: Pool Rehab Bid Opinions

    Seems high. We did our 25 year old last May for around $20 m with new equipment and Pebble Tech, channel drains and new tile. Get two other estimates.
    14,000 Gal, InGround, Spa Attached, Satin-Matrix Northshore Tahoe Pebble-Tec, Remodel 6/15, Taylor K-2006 Kit, Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump, Polaris 280 Sweep, Jandy CL460 Cartridge Filter, Solar Heated. Taylor K-2006 Test Kit

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