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Thread: Thoughts On Owner-Build Pool and Help Finding Contractors in Phoenix, AZ

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    Thoughts On Owner-Build Pool and Help Finding Contractors in Phoenix, AZ

    My husband and I have recently received a few bids from some large pool companies in AZ and have major sticker shock. So we began researching owner-build and it seems as though the consensus is that it saves a lot of money. I feel very comfortable getting plans drawn up and permits with the city...but super anxious about finding contractors that are quality and do good work. Anyone in the Phoenix area done this before and have contractors they would recommend? In fact, anyone with any thoughts or suggestions...I would love to hear from you. I am a stay-at-home mom with kids in school full-time so I do have time to assist and be home throughout this process...just not sure where to begin. Thank you so very much for any help you can provide!

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    Re: Thoughts On Owner-Build Pool and Help Finding Contractors in Phoenix, AZ

    First contact the call before you dig number in you're area and have the area marked for utilities. Determine if you are on septic or sewer as relocating field lines is an additional headache.

    Im assuming this DIY pool build is a vinyl lined IG otherwise you might as well get a contractor to build it.
    30k in ground vinyl lined pool surrounded by decking in the woods.
    Hayward sand filter circa mid 80's
    If there is a way to do things less expensively and yield a superior product I am all ears

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    Re: Thoughts On Owner-Build Pool and Help Finding Contractors in Phoenix, AZ

    I assume you are thinking shotcrete/gunite, like most pools in AZ, and I think you can absolutely do an Owner Build. There are lots of recent owner-builds in the Phoenix area on this site and others who you can find via google. Send them a message or wait for them to comment, and I bet someone will share their list of subs with you. Start with a highly recommended sub and ask them who they recommend for other phases of the build. Also check the AZ Registrar of Contractor's site to make sure they are licensed, assuming that is important to you.
    Owner Build. 32x16, with 6x8 raised spa. Broke ground April 1, 2016, swimming July 18. Pentair Intelliflo VS + Whisperflo for Water features; Clean & Clear Filter 420; Master Temp Heater 400k BTU; Intellibrite 120V pool and spa lights; Regular ol' plaster.

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    Re: Thoughts On Owner-Build Pool and Help Finding Contractors in Phoenix, AZ

    Thank you so much for your reply. Yes, I am thinking shotcrete pool. I will wait and see who in AZ comments...and I will definitely check out the AZ Registrar of COntractor's site. Thanks again for your reply.

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