First off - We looked at 9 companies, 4 of which come highly recommended and with no complaints on the BBB, angie's list and are raved about on many forums. Of those 9 bids 3 companies did not submit a bid. All bids came within 6k of each other. In the end we are thinking about going with the following bid. The owner came out and looked over the property (he was the first and only bidder that mentioned I needed to call the gas company to upgrade my meter). He was highly approachable and down to earth. And considering other pool builders recommend him and he's been building pools for 30 years. It seems a good fit.
So please tell me if there is anything missing in this quote.
14'x28' inground pool
Raised bond wall along length height 6"-12"-6"
7' spa centered opposite raised bond wall level with pool
sunshelf bench shelf to the right (south) of Spa
3-4 stairs to the left (north) of the Spa
3-4 volleyball umbrella holders
White marble plaster
800 sq ft of decking - choice of peagravel or brushed concrete with 4" drains
12" bullnose brick coping
Water line tile
2 skimmers - 2" sch40 lines from the skimmer
3/4 fan sprayers off the bond wall
Over flow and area drains plumbed to the street
Removal and replacement of Fence
Removal of existing 10'x10' deck
Skimmer and main drain lines run separately.
weather proof junction box
French drain to the street - to deal with my yard not draining properly
8" oc for rebar #3
pneumatically applied concrete - per code
All Electrical run
Continuous run poly gas line to the heater
3/4" sch 40 fill line
2 Main Drains - 2" suction
2 - 300 watt lights in the pool
1 - 100 watt light in the spa
light conduit - 3/4" sch40
Aqualink PDA PS 6 Radio Remote
460 Jandy cartridge filter
PHPM 2hp Jandy plus HP pump
400k LXi Jandy heater
All Jandy Valves
Rainbow 320 3" tablet Erosion clorinator (though I'm going to try the BBB method)
1.5 qt 240v commercial grade blower
8 hydroair jets
Polaris 280 w/ booster
Initial Startup service and instructions
Cleaning kit - leaf skimmer, test kit, thermometer
16' telescoping pole
So what are some things I need written into the contract?
The payment schedule is a little skewed his way and we're going to dicker about that.