I've been lurking around reading a good bit at TFP in an attempt to learn about pools so I can be a knowledgable consumer. My wife and I are looking into building an IGP gunite pool presently and I've learned a lot so far. Met with one builder last week and discussed what we might like to do and to try to get some $$ ballpark estimates.
We don't have a lot of back yard space in which to put the pool and estimate we have room for about a 14 foot X 27 foot (inside dimension) pool with an added 50ish square feet of play area. We want a geometric pool tucked in close to our large covered porch. Hopefully we can keep the pool looking kind of minimal and "zen" in its appearance.
The builder so far has said the pool would be:
3.5 feet deep to 7 feet deep
12" gunite with 3/8 or 1/2 rebar on 8" centers (depending on soil cond.)
18" bond beam with 1/2" rebar
2 skimmers on independent suction lines.
1 auto cleaning robot
1 multi color LED light
2 bubblers in play area (unlighted bubblers but I requested upgrade to lighted)
poured cantilever edge
All equipment is Pentair
1HP pump (he quoted single speed but I want 2 spd or variable)
water bubbler pump (can't remember details on it)
2" sch 40 PVC all around
approx 150 sq ft decking around pool (but I will be adding another 700 sq ft too)
Quartz or marbletite pebble finish in a dark color
all electrical and other costs included.
They do clean up and are responsible for damages to my/others property
He gave me an initial ball park but nothing firm yet.
But I'm still thinking about other options too. Since this size pool won't be great for swimming laps I'm considering asking for a swim jet system to be included, adds about $3K in costs but probably worth it long term.
Any thoughts or opinions or input is appreciated!
Thanks for the great site!