So maybe this is why you don't see many fiberglass pools. I've been talking with gunit pool builders and one fiberglass pool builder.
Of course, with the gunit pb they came to the house, talked about what we wanted and needed, took a copy of our survey in order to put together a 3D proposal and then provide the pricing based on that proposal.
With the fiberglass guy, he very hurriedly gave me prices for certain fiberglass models over the phone. I emailed him asking what the next steps were so I could get an idea of how it would look in my yard, and what the additional cost of decking and a retaining wall (which I need) would be. His response was that before he would come out to the house or discuss that I would need to secure financing and provide a 10% down payment. How am I supposed to obtain financing or provide 10% when I don't even know the final cost. He said AFTER I pay this deposit then he will come to the home and we can discuss the details...Does this seem normal? I feel like I should run for the hills, but they are the only company around that has the fiberglass model I like. And they have great reviews online. Am I being unreasonable that I would want to see at least a mock up first?
Even though I like the idea of fiberglass more than gunit I might be forced to go the gunit route because I'm not about to pay for something that I haven't even seen yet.
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