My wife and I have finally made the decsision to move forward on a pool build! We are in the North Fort Worth/Keller, TX area and have set up consultations with Puryear, Paul Miller, Pulliam, Klapprodt and Blue HAven. BAsed on what I've read about BH, I'll probably cancel the consult with them. Id love to have a Claffey pool, but I hear they are high and honestly we are on a tight budget. Do you guys have any other recommendations for builders?
As I mentioned before, I am on a tight budget and want to be creative in ways to reduce the cost of this thing, so far I've figured I can save by doing the following myself outside of the pool contract: landscaping, removing and replacing fence, reconfiguring the sprinkler system, and hand digging the runs for electrical and gas. I dont know how much I can save by doing this but I' dont mind doing it. Is there anything else i've missed where I can save?
Ive also thought about buying the pool equipment on my own through places like Amazon since Im assuming the PB mark up the cost of the equipment. I dont have any bids yet and dont know what the mark up of the equipment is, but I would think I can save atleast 20% or so. Is this even a valid idea?
We are looking for a play type pool with a tanning deck, a couple seats, and most importantly a rock type ledge/grotto/waterfall for the kids to jump off of. Does anyone have one of these grotto/ledges, if so can you share how much extra it was and share any pics. Also tossing around the idea of a hot tub but not sure I can justify an additional $10k.
Any tips are greatly appreciated...first consult is on Thursday!