I am planning on installing a pool next Spring. Was looking into fiberglass, but now leaning towards a gunite pool. A friend used a local engineering firm to develop the plans (all the details, pipe sizes, locations, pump sizes, etc.), they would help me bid to the 4 or 5 local installers, do a few on-site inspections during the pool bid, etc. My friend claims he saved $25K on his pool because all the builders had the exact plan to build/bid against.
Anyone go this direction before, thoughts?