I am determined that this is the year we take the plunge and while I am open to all types of pools (fiberglass, gunite and vinyl) I only want the kind of pool builder who will have my children swimming by may or june. We all want the same things, I know. An honest builder who works within a reasonable time frame and stands behind his work should problems arise. I was hoping some of you could steer me in (or away if necessary!) the direction of someone you have used.
We don't have a huge budget here. We ideally want a pool no deeper than 5.5 feet....maybe the kind that gets deeper towards the center....and we do like some of the ledges around the pool for lounging and playing. The kids would LOVE a slide. We have a big yard so it should be a relatively large pool or it will look like a pond. We want to do the things that can't be added later...like lights, and wait on expensive extras like landscaping. No spas. no waterfalls.no grottos necessary....just simple and beautiful.
All advice and ideas greatly appreciated.