I am finding the whole pool quote process a little overwhelming and am basically I am looking to get some input with a pool I am currently bidding out in the Chicago area. We have got a few bids for a 16 X 40 or 18 X 38 rectangular vinyl liner pool about 5 1/2 foot in the deep end and may 3 1/2 foot in the shallow. They are all coming in around the $38,000 range base.
What I could use some help with, especially from anyone in the Chicago but all can comment, area is:
What builder did you use if in Chicago?
Any difference in using the Pacific Pools Graphex panels with a gravel backfill or a Fox pools wall panel with the X brace and backfilling with the same dirt (which they saying isn't even needed?
What do you think are the basic needs on a pool this size? What upgrades would you recommend as must haves that you have found?
Also, if my space that I am using this is about 35 X 65 do you think this is a good size? Looking to use this for recreation and maybe limited swimming for exercise.
Please feel free to ask questions back as it can only help guide me in the right direction.