Been getting several quotes over the past few months and have settled on one, maybe two builders. First contract came in, please take a look and see if there is anything missing that needs to be added or changes needed:
*15' x 35', 94 perimeter foot, free form pool, depth 3.5' to 7' . 7' spa raised 18", to spill into pool. Spa to have 5 jets and air button control. (spa to be faced in ledger stone but this is not mentioned on the contract)
*NPT Stonescapes Pebble finish, cat 1 or 2 (this was a $2,925 upgrade from plaster. includes mini or regular)
*1250 SF of Belgard Urbana paver decking (This is a $1,562 add from standard Catalina or Cambridge )
*Travertine coping, honed and bullnosed (this is a upgrade of $1,225 I asked for over the standard brick)
*Installation of schedule 40 PVC, up to 3" in diameter (would like this to say 2" minimum correct?)
*Auto fill included
*Dual suction main drains for anti-entrapment with anti-vortex safety main drain covers
*install 1 1/2" gas line from meter to heater location
*Jandy 460sq. Ft Cartridge filter (I believe builder said DE can be substituted without charge but this is not in writing. Still up in the air on if I should do DE or just cartrige)
*Jandy variable speed high efficiency pump
*Jandy 400K BTU low emission/High efficiency heater
*Jandy ei Salt system (this is a $1,300 upgrade) (should this be upgraded to a bigger or more permanent Jandy salt water system? Pool builder says Jandy rep recommends the ei system as it's newer than the PLC1400 unit. Jandy ei system looks like a retrofit system but not sure this is really a negative?)
*Pneumatically placed gunite/shotcrete pool shell. On site deputy inspector used where required
*installation of electrical from service panel to equipment
*pool and spa to be continuously bonded
*Per code a convenient outlet within 10-20' of pool water edge
*all outlets, equipment, pool/spa lights protected by GFI's
*3 standard 400-500W white incandescent lights; two in pool, one in spa ($425 for the extra light in pool. I chose not to do LED as it was $400per light upgrade and I figure I can modify them at a later time for much cheaper)
*4' round firepit faced in the same ledger stone as the spa and brick capped w/gas line tee'd off from main line to pool heater.
*comprehensive deck and planter drainage system out to street.
*5 year warranty on masonry(tile,coping) lifetime warranty on pool shell, 10 year warranty on pool interior finish, manufacturers stated warranty on pool equipment(usually 1-3 years)
There are many other T's and C's I didn't list but the above is all the major stuff.
My question with this initially is: there is no mention of # of return lines and suction lines besides the 2 main drains. How many are needed of each? No mention of skimmer so I assume there is one there. Do I ask for 2? Do I really need 2? Not often windy where I live so not sure this is needed...? and any other things missing tht should be added or need to be changed?
Thanks for your help!