Well, here it goes, after 2 years of requests by you know who for an inground pool, I'm finally giving in. Although I was open to having it built by a "pool builder" if the price was right, I was pretty sure I would wind up G.C. the job myself since it worked out well 5 years ago when we added on and fully renovated our house. However, to get things started, we hired ($500) a pool company over the summer to design and estimate the cost of the pool based on our requirements/desires. I also contacted contractors for each phase of the construction to develop my own estimate. The pool company's design and estimate are below.
The additional items not included in the estimate would total about $22K (utilities $4000, fencing 7500, landscaping 5000, tree work 2500, site plans 700, permit fees 1500, structural plans 750).
Our budget was $150K, so the pool builder option wasn't going to work.
For all my hardwork ahead, my wife agreed to our purchasing a new corvette convertible for us (me ) which I'll take delivery of next week. Pictures to follow.