We've received our first bid on a new pool, so I thought I'd share the specs here and get some feedback. I've never owned a pool before, so I want to get some expert opinions to make sure I get the best quality I can for my money.
Natural shape diving pool and spa with stone coping and a 30+ weeping wall
Pool dimensions: 43' x 19.2'
Square feet: 655'
Depth: 3.6' to 8.6'
2 Pentair skimmers
2" return lines w/ 1 1/2" inlets
2" schedule 40 drain lines and backwash
2" schedule 40 suction - spa
2" schedule 40 forced air line - spa
2" schedule 40 return "balanced"
6 hydrotherapy jets
3/8 #3 rebar on 8" grid w/ alternate bars in stress areas
12" x 12" 4 bar box beam on the top perimeter using 1/2" #4 rebar
Jandy Pro DE60 Filter with backwash
2.0HP Jandy Variable speed ePump
Polaris 280 BlackMax w/ 3/4hp booster pump
Jandy Fusion Soft SWG with Nature2 (I know, I've read the opinions here)
Jandy Lxi 400k BTU heater
Jandy handheld wireless remote PDA controller
Jandy Never Lube valves
Nexxus LED lights - 3 pool, 1 spa
2 color stamped concrete decking - 635 sq ft
Stonescape pebble finish
Total price: $62,300
This seems a little high, but it looks like the equipment is all from the upper end of the Jandy line. I'm not sure I need 3 LED's in the pool, so that could save a few hundred dollars. I might be willing to give up the weeping wall and replace with just coping. Is Stonescape really the same as PebbleTech?
Based on what I've listed here, would this be a quality pool? Seems so to me, but I'd like some opinion.
Here's a rendering of what it will look like.