I'm deciding between 2 fiberglass pool builders right now. One of the builders used to work for the other, which is a much larger company, and when the larger pool builder found this out, he undercut him by about 1k. His original quote was around 47k and he dropped it to 42k, taxes included...... So he dropped his price by 5k! Now the builder that was undercut does not know that I'm getting a quote as well from his former employer. Should I tell him in the hopes of getting him to price match?
The larger pool builder quoted me 42k for a 9k gallon Laguna Deluxe model by Viking Pool. The other builder is a little over 43k for a 15k gallon Allure model pool by Leisure Pools. Both pools have a built in spa. But I think that I prefer the larger Leisure pool over the Laguna Deluxe.
Both installers are offering the same Hayward equipment.... 250k Natural gas heater and SWG. Here's is where they differ.....the lower priced builder has 265 Sq ft of additional decking included in that 41k, whereas I would have to pay 5 per Sq ft for the other builder. So that would bump up the price now to $44,500 all in.
Now the higher priced builder has some pros. He is offering 4 led lights vs 3, offers a vsp pump vs a 2 speeder, 4 returns vs 3. He will also plumb a water line for a future slide install and will install the umbrella anchors for me around the deck at no extra charge.
As you can see both have their pros and cons, with the higher priced builder having more pros I think and having a larger pool to boot (15k gallons 35'x14.9' vs 9k gallons 30'x14'). Am I being greedy in letting him know that his former employer gave me a better price to see if he will come down some in price?
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