After meeting with contractor #1 and getting a 4 line estimate 2 weeks later by email, we met with contractor #2 and got a fairly detailed quote on the spot. We like contractor #2 much better (who has very strong community references), but his quote was lot more than what contractor #1.
The quote follows. Anything too high? Where is there room for negotiation? FYI, DC metro area.
14x28 fiberglass St. Augiustine CPC pool: 32,400. Base includes these major items:
- All excavation and hauling (fixed)
- 3' decking stamped concrete around pool
- 1.5 hp Wisperflo pump
- Cartridge Tank
- Standard Cover
Included at no charge for Autumn install:
-inlay tile on steps
12 volt light: 800
Water feature: 850
Security Cover: 1500
Aqua Comfort HP: 4400 (don't know the size)
Aqua Comfort Salt Generator: 1600
The contractor does not do electric, but estimates that it would run $1.5-3.5k. Fencing needs to be done separately.