I've talked with several pool builders and I've narrowed it down to two. The bids are about ~$2K apart. Pool is Roman Style 15' x 30' inground, tanning ledge with 2 bubblers, 4' to 6' deep. Both ends have semi-circle area with one end being for the tanning ledge and the other with a bench to sit in. Builds include raised back wall 12" high x ~7' on left and right and 18" or 24" high in middle with curved section. Both contain waterfall area.
What am I missing or should I ask about?
360SF Gunite, 86LF
3/8" Steel, 8" on center, 4.5" bar beam
white paster with silicone shield
tile trim on steps and benches
14 ft of 12" and 10ft of 18" raised beam with 24" powerfall
Pentair VS3050 intellipro pump
Pentair 420 Cartridge filter
Polaris 280 cleaner with booster pump
500W pool light (changing to LED on updated quote)
Dual 24HR time clock (works pool and pool cleaner)
Pentair Skimmer (1)
Main Drains (2)
Pool Returns (5)
Fill line to pool
Rainbow inline auto chlorinator
overflow to area
Neverlube 2.5" x 2" Jandy valves
2" check valve between filter and chlorinator
Start up chemicals and supplies (I will implement BBB as soon as possible )
410sf Classic Texture patio surface with 4" concrete sub base and 3/8" steel reinforcement (we have an existing 30' x ~11' patio to be covered to make pool decking)
4 Pallets Grass and Access Repair
StoneScapes (plaster texture) I've seen mixed comments on this but wife likes color on that white plaster
Separate Pump for Powerfalls and bubblers
1 Pool School, start up and 2 weeks with Pool Nanny
200ft 4" area drains to stree
390sf Gunite, 85LF
Cartridge Filter 325sf (brand not mentioned)
Tristar 1.0hp pump
2 umbrella sleeves
Dual Time Clock
Polaris 280 or Tigershark
Inline 320 chrlorinator
Tan Bench with 2 bubblers
28' back wall, 12" to 24" raised wall, double wide, with 3' scuppers. Raised wall faced with ledger stone Center section is 9' wide and curved
6" x 6" tile
12" x 24" Travertine coping 1.5"
400sf Spray Deck existing patio and pool deck
8" on center steel
sch 40 pvc 1.5" and 2"
dual draing-hydrostatic valve
4" drains with grates to street
PB #2 doesn't mention brands on everything but when I asked about valves he stated Jandy style Hayword makes them but I can specify Jandy specific. Guess this is like asking for Kleenex and getting a normal tissue. PB #2 is recommended on this site and answers very promptly. His quote doesn't include fixing the grass which I'm fine with as my yard guy can do it cheaper. Even with PB #1 I will probably pull that off as 4 pallets is not too much grass. Neither is doing landscaping or fixing my sprinkler system. I am seeing if they cap the cut lines so I can still use what didn't get cut.
Is a 2nd pump really need for the powerfall on the back wall and bubblers? Travertine or Flagstone the wife is fine with either. Just wanted to get your input as to what I might be forgetting to ask.
Both state no permits necessary just need HOA approval. I'm in Cinco Ranch for those familiar with the area and Ft. Bend County.