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    Dallas TX - Prep Work & Cutting Corners on your bid

    New pool prospect here - I see in my bid that the PB is proposing $3100 for Pool Prep Work. This includes:

    - 3 pallets of Sod
    - Sprinkler system reroute
    - Sprinkler repair - front & sides.


    How much would it cost me to do all of this myself? Seems awefully high to me?

    Thanks in Advance!
    Pool/Spa = 15800 gallons; Depth = 3 X 5 X 4; Pentair 520 SF Cartridge Filter; Pentair 400K BTU Heater; Pebble Surface

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    Re: Dallas TX - Prep Work & Cutting Corners on your bid

    It wouldn't cost you anywhere near that much to do yourself, but it is likely to be a great deal of work and requires a special tool/machine to bury the new sprinkler lines (unless you want to dig lots of trenches).
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    Re: Dallas TX - Prep Work & Cutting Corners on your bid

    You could also get an estimate from a sprinkler company for just that component, they might be cheaper (and probably better) than the pool company.
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    Re: Dallas TX - Prep Work & Cutting Corners on your bid

    I did the sprinkler work myself. It cost a fraction (less than $400 )of what it would have cost with the pool builder. Would I do it myself again? NO WAY! I tend to like doing manual labor but digging an filling in trenches is not fun. I ran in to a few problems that took some time for me to figure out and fix. I still need to redo a few areas to get the coverage that I need. Let someone who knows what they're doing do it and it will be done in one day.
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    Re: Dallas TX - Prep Work & Cutting Corners on your bid

    Thanks - I would get someone else to do all the work. Am I correct to assume it would cost me in the ball park of $1000?

    $450 for the sod
    $650 for the Sprinkler work

    Thanks!
    Pool/Spa = 15800 gallons; Depth = 3 X 5 X 4; Pentair 520 SF Cartridge Filter; Pentair 400K BTU Heater; Pebble Surface

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