I have recently found this site and have learned so much about pools - thank you! As my first post here, I wanted to run down my price quote from the builder we have selected to install our IG pool. We live in Southern New Hampshire.
16x32 Kidney or Rectangle
Wall System with Lifetime Steel
Tile & Pebble Liner: Kafko 30/30 mil (5 yr 100% Warranty)
300 sq ft Mod Media Filter
1.5hp 2" StaRite Pump Motor
500 watt Underwater Lights with LWS
Safety Line w/ floats
1 Widemouth Skimmers w/ 2" Plumbing
2 Clean Water Returns
2 Bottom Drains w/ Anti Entrapment Covers
Foam Side Walls and Shallow End Floor (1/4")
3'x7' Poured Concrete slab for equipment
3 Tread ladders All SS
Aluminum Rim Loc Coping
Complete Vacuum Kit
6' Diving Board
Chemical System (Which after reading about BBB method - not sure if we need this???)
8' Stairs with Handrails
640 sq ft Broom Patio
Electrical with Timer
3 loads of water
Total Cost: $27,663.00
Add in a Salt Water Generator for $1400.00
1. Does this look like a fair price for the area?
2. Does it look like everything is included that we would need to get started?
3. My son and husband have very sensitive skin - we were looking into a SWG because of this. But after reading the BBB method, would a SWG be necessary?
4. If doing the BBB method, do you need to tell the builder to not add chemicals once water is put in the pool because we will be using a different method of testing/keeping water clean?
I have a lot more questions - but want to take baby steps as this seems to be quite the overwhelming process. I want to get it right from the start, and have this huge purchase be worth it for us!
Thanks so much for your help in advance!!