I wrote on this forum a little while back and at that point and time decided not to start building a pool yet at our new house (in Chandler, AZ). I was hoping to get a few pointers now that I am finally getting quotes and serious about starting within the month on the backyard.
We are looking at a number of large elements to be included in our design:
Sunken Ramada (12 x 12) with two sides being a swim up bar area. A pool that is about 100 ft in perimeter, and spa. Looking at Pebble Sheen finish with travertine decking.
Have received one quote so far from California Pools and the quote was astronomical (80,000+).
First off I had a question on possible builders that some of you guys might suggest in the Arizona area that would be great and priced better than CP (price I assume is really for the name).
Secondly, what do you guys think about the owner/builder route? Any downsides other than warranty etc.?
Thanks again guys and appreciate the help!