After several PB bids, we finally have come to terms for a renovation of our 30+ yr old pool, that was remarkably serviceable without any major help for that long. PB we went with is very laid-back, which is a bit of a concern for my semi-type A personality (I'm an attorney), and the estimates have been a 1-page bid sheet, that has changed several times. No specific payment schedule agreement, nor any "formal" contract of any kind has been done. Makes me nervous, but he's resurfaced the pools of friends, so I'm told to relax and let him do his job (I hope).
Going with Midnight Blue Quartzscapes and poured-in place concrete coping to replace our old, ugly brick coping. Also raising the spa wall with spill-over to correct the water-level height we had before. Probably going to get a couple bags of Abalone shells to enhance the sparkle.
Pool is rectangular 15x30, with 3' ends, and a 6' middle.
We are scheduled to start demo friday, and I'm just starting to drain the pool now.
Open to any pre-demo recommendations and/or suggestions for prep, and contractual security (I know I should get it all spelled out in writing, but he seems evasive regarding putting it in writing, although I know better). . .