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    Rico Rock...pricing??? Alternatives??? ( too much time to re-think design!)

    i was reviewing some pebble tec videos and my kids were watching and one video had the boulder/waterfall thing going on. My oldest son declared that it is the coolest thing ever and we should have one in our pool. We currently have a design with a thirty-six inch sheer descent waterfall in our deep end with a spa on the shallow end. I've been thinking about a tropical motif with our design and wondered if the Rico rock thing might add some more punch to our design. We're in Florida so real rock is pricey and scarce.

    Does anyone one here have experience with them? Cost? Installation? i like the ones that are taller with a platform rock for jumping and I know the kids would love a slide, too. Any suggestions?

    Our HOA should hurry up and approve our current design cuz otherwise I'm going to end up re-designing this whole thing😂😂😂😂😂
    Dream freeform pool 34 x 19 w/sheer descent waterfall, 7 ft spa with 6 jets W/ Jandy T3000 heater, doggie deck (sun shelf) with with Jandy Nicheless LED 9 w Watercolor light and a wrap bench to spa, 831 sq ft of paver decking ( Belgard Mega-Cambridge paver in Aragon), Pebble Tec finish in Midnight Blue with Shimmering Sea (abalone), I-Auqualink PS4 with spa side switch/remote. Pool and deck area to be screen enclosed.

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    Re: Rico Rock...pricing??? Alternatives??? ( too much time to re-think design!)

    I would suggest do a search of the forum for what you are looking for. There are numerous previous builds with those features. Or you can go to the under construction form mad go back and look through.
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    Re: Rico Rock...pricing??? Alternatives??? ( too much time to re-think design!)

    Thank you, PAGirl. I've read through the posts but I hadn't seen a reference to price. I've looked at their website and other similar suppliers but Rico seems to be the best/most popular. I was looking for a ballpark figure to see if changing the original build up/steps and waterfall might somewhat equal out to the grotto/cave.
    Dream freeform pool 34 x 19 w/sheer descent waterfall, 7 ft spa with 6 jets W/ Jandy T3000 heater, doggie deck (sun shelf) with with Jandy Nicheless LED 9 w Watercolor light and a wrap bench to spa, 831 sq ft of paver decking ( Belgard Mega-Cambridge paver in Aragon), Pebble Tec finish in Midnight Blue with Shimmering Sea (abalone), I-Auqualink PS4 with spa side switch/remote. Pool and deck area to be screen enclosed.

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    Re: Rico Rock...pricing??? Alternatives??? ( too much time to re-think design!)

    The prices in N. FL. are a different kettle of fish than other markets, especially S. FL. and TX. I suggest you get a quote from you PB first for the cast crete install. Depending on the size of the grotto, you're likely looking at $8K and up in this market. (Best guess, YMMV)
    COMPLETED BUILD THREAD - 15'x29' rectangular offset shotcrete pool; 14,100 gal; 5'x7' raised spa with 400k btu fire feature; 7' spillover; 25' leuder stone raised bond wall w/waterfall; Pentair SWG; Pentair VS (pool); Pentair 3/4hp feature pump; 1hp spa blower; Pentair Cartridge filter; Pentair “Easy Touch 8” wireless; Dolphin Oasis Z5 robot; Solar Hydronics iSwim solar panels; Mansard Screen Enclosure; walnut travertine deck; 1 very happy kiddo.

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    Re: Rico Rock...pricing??? Alternatives??? ( too much time to re-think design!)

    Thanks TXNole. That's what I was looking for. Pricing is all over the place with the pool builders here. I feel like we're getting a decent to large pool (34x20) with spa but not anything fancy and still paying soooo much. I guess that's the nature of the beast though. Our kids love Typhoon Lagoon and I'd like for the pool to kind of replicate that experience for them without bankrupting us... Lol.
    BTW, I love your pool. It's been one of my favorites on here. Your designer/builder did an outstanding job.
    Dream freeform pool 34 x 19 w/sheer descent waterfall, 7 ft spa with 6 jets W/ Jandy T3000 heater, doggie deck (sun shelf) with with Jandy Nicheless LED 9 w Watercolor light and a wrap bench to spa, 831 sq ft of paver decking ( Belgard Mega-Cambridge paver in Aragon), Pebble Tec finish in Midnight Blue with Shimmering Sea (abalone), I-Auqualink PS4 with spa side switch/remote. Pool and deck area to be screen enclosed.

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    Re: Rico Rock...pricing??? Alternatives??? ( too much time to re-think design!)

    Thanks. We self-designed and Florida Bonded did the hard part.
    COMPLETED BUILD THREAD - 15'x29' rectangular offset shotcrete pool; 14,100 gal; 5'x7' raised spa with 400k btu fire feature; 7' spillover; 25' leuder stone raised bond wall w/waterfall; Pentair SWG; Pentair VS (pool); Pentair 3/4hp feature pump; 1hp spa blower; Pentair Cartridge filter; Pentair “Easy Touch 8” wireless; Dolphin Oasis Z5 robot; Solar Hydronics iSwim solar panels; Mansard Screen Enclosure; walnut travertine deck; 1 very happy kiddo.

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