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    Remodeling Contract

    Hi all,
    I am new to this forum but have been reading posts for quite some time. I just signed a contract to remodel my pool that was in pretty bad shape when we bought our house as a short sale.

    Our pool is 1100 sq feet and 18,000 gallons. We are chipping out the plaster and putting in Tropical Blue mini pebble by Universal White Cement. We are also capping and filling in our infloor cleaners and replacing them with a dedicated suction line and 4 return lines. Next, we are replacing 100 linear ft of 6x6 waterline tile and 3" captile. Finally, we are adding a 40 sq ft Baja Shelf off the second step so our 2 yr old can have an area that is shallow. Our pool is a diving pool that is 9 feet in the deep end and 4 feet in the shallow end. We are paying $11,500 for all this work. Does that seem like a fair price?

    We also are putting in a new pump and SWG, which I will attempt to install myself. I purchased a Pentair Whisperflow 1 h.p. pump for $433 and an Autopilot digital 40k for $575 shipped. I got a great deal for the Autopilot on ebay from a guy in Florida that has had it for a couple years but never installed it. I figured even without a warranty this was a great deal.

    What do you think?
    19K gal, Pebblesheen Finish, 1 HP Pentair WhisperFlo, Autopilot Digital SWG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward Pool Vac Ultra

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    Re: Remodeling Contract

    Welcome to TFP!
    I think the SWG and pump will work well. Those sound like good prices!

    As for the remodel quote, costs vary so much from area to area that it can be hard to know. One thing you can do is get another quote or two from different contractors and see where the chips fall. That cost certainly sounds reasonable.
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
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    Re: Remodeling Contract

    Ok thanks! I think I found a rare deal on the autopilot.

    My question is, how hard is installing a pump and an SWG? I will ask for help from my father-in-law who is a licensed contractor.
    19K gal, Pebblesheen Finish, 1 HP Pentair WhisperFlo, Autopilot Digital SWG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward Pool Vac Ultra

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