I have been talking to every local pool builder I can find and have come to the conclusion that I am going to have to build myself in order to get the pool I want for the price I can afford to pay.
I have been looking at Royal pools and have just about settled on a 20x40 inground with the under track cover. Several options (lighting, pump, filter, so on) and the price for the components seems very reasonable to me.
I am comfortable doing 80% or so of everything myself but excavating the hole and preparing the pool bottom for the liner have me kind of uneasy.
I have talked to a couple of the local builders and they are interested in selling me a turn key pool or nothing.
I have talked to a local excavator and he didnt exactly say no .... but he didnt exactly say yes either.
I have searched craigslist and there is nothing in my immediate area (smaller town in southern Indiana).
I came across a service called "rent a Randy" by a different online pool depot but not sure about that.
So ... advice on finding someone to excavate the hole and lay down the pool crete (or whatever) base?
Anyone on here in the business of going to customer homes and helping with a build?