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Thread: Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advice

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    Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advice

    The quote came in pretty high.
    18x46 polymer wall pool kit
    coverstar autocover
    gray inside corner step
    gray inwall ladder
    gray skimmer build pack
    20 mil liner
    LeMesa dive stand w/ 8' board
    Grey typhoon slide
    Pentair VS+ variable speed pump
    Pentair sand filter w/ sand
    Pentair master temp heater
    Pentair LED globrites light (2)
    Cost w/ tax $32,244.85 - that doesn't include the concrete collar, concrete decking or plumbing. He wants $3000 to do the cement bottom of the pool.

    I have put together a kit that has all of the components except for the coverstar autocover (does have another brand cover) via (royalswimmingpools):

    I couldn't find a kit w/ a coverstar cover to compare apples and apples and not sure how to buy a kit and add piece in the cover


    20' x 40' Rectangle Swimming Pool Kit with Automatic Cover


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    $14,695.00 $14,695.00
    Corner Radius: 24-inch $100.00 $100.00
    Pool Type: Polymer Panels $295.00 $295.00
    Wall Accessories: none
    Brace-System: Polymer-X-Braces $395.00 $395.00
    Coping: Cantilever-forms $495.00 $495.00
    Shallow-End-Steps: Gray-Corner-Steps $395.00 $395.00
    Step Jets: None
    Step-location: right-side
    Handrail & Escutcheons: Standard Grab Rail
    Handrail & Ladder Anchors: Bronze $49.00 $49.00
    Deep-end Entry: In-wall Ladder Gray $395.00 $395.00
    Pool Pump: Pentair IntelliFlo VS 2" $725.00 $725.00
    Pool Filter: 26" Pentair Sand 2" $195.00 $195.00
    Skimmer System: 2 Skm, 2MD & 3 Returns Gray $200.00 $200.00
    Maintenance Kit: none
    Chlorinator: none
    Auto Cleaner: none
    Pool Light: Niche & 300W-12V-30' $295.00 $295.00
    Pool Light 2: Niche & 300W-12V-30' $295.00 $295.00
    Diving-Board: 8' Board & Base Gray $945.00 $945.00
    Chemicals: none
    Plumbing-Kit: none
    Track: under-coping-right-motor
    Box: Indeck-housing
    Box-lid: Standard
    Color: Forest-Green
    Pool-Depth: Standard-8ft-6in
    Non Stock Liner: 27M Avalon-Free-Upgrade
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    Total: $19,474.00

    I am kinda stuck here. I need a pool contractor to be able to fold this thing into my mortgage but I am not that willing to throw away money either.

    HELP!

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    Re: Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advic

    Hi are you in Goshen Ny ?


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    Re: Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advic

    No, Indiana.

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    Re: Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advic

    Have you investigated the non kit route? And if it isn't cheaper, then what is the point of going the kit route?

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    Re: Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advic

    I haven't. Are you talking about a full concrete pool or to just piece it all together? I am suspecting that I am just getting marked up x2 and I am currently trying to get other quotes.

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    Re: Going to do a DIYish pool from a KIT - working w/ a local contractor - need advic

    The way your post is written, it looks like the PB is at least doing some of the installation? Labor is expensive.
    No plumbing? What about electrical work?

    Who's going to install the kit you priced out? How much will that cost to install it to the same level of the PB price?

    18x46 is a huge pool. 3K for the vermiculite (concrete) bottom doesn't sound that bad to me if thats the installed price. The vermiculite alone would probably be over 2K. (mine cost 1400 just for the vermiculite material, + shipping).

    Its difficult to be able to compare apples to apples if any installation is included in the PB price.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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