Hello TFP. Thanks so much for this site, I have already learned quite a bit browsing over the forum.
I'm League City, just South of Houston and we are about to sign a contract for our in ground gunite pool! Exciting. Any tips or tricks that I might not have already figured out? I've done extensive research on pool companies, talked to owners, etc and settle on a "mom and pop" local builder.
The specifications are:
640 sq ft. 1135 new decking, and 277 old patio covered with spray deck.
104 ft pool perimeter.
We will also add a spa with 6 jets (thinking about taking that to 8?), a 24 ft long 12inch raised retaining wall with 2 water feature scuppers(?) around the back of the pool, and a wood burning fire pit. Total cost is coming in about $55k. Does this seem reasonable?
Thanks in advance for any feedback or "look out for" info.