I am new to this thread but want to become an educated consumer on the purchase of our first pool. I recently purchased a house and am going to put a pull into it. We are just starting a family and plan on having more to come. With those expectations, we have added some luxury items to our pool that we figure will come into use fairly often by us. I went to get an estimate by a PB and thought the estimate was quite high for what we wanted. Maybe some of you can guide me in what is needed and/or how my money can be better utilized for some just as efficient but less expensive. I have itemized the info below with the final quoted price. NOTE: After reading some of these threads I am already thinking of replacing the in-floor. I figure I could save thousands by just having wall returns for a sweeper and still have the money for solar which would offset the cost of heating the pool/Jacuzzi. Is this correct? Thanks.
The pool is currently around 34 x 18 (freeform).
The max depth for the deep end is 7 ft. with 4 1/2 for the middle area and shallow for the lagoon. An 8 ft Jacuzzi will come attached to the pool.
(ALL APPROX NUMBERS)
They are charging $20,100 for the pool package.
Pool Size and Depth ( Over the covered package): $3,900
*17 ft charge over 80 ft for perimeter; 86 sq ft over 400 sq ft; 7 ft max depth
*750 pre-grade / sq ft; 186 sq ft over 350 sq ft allowance; deep end ramp; over size top or second step
Excavation Surcharge for Mini III: $3,250
Plumbing (Incl. Q-360 In-Floor, Eclipse Drain System, VS3050 Pump w/ 420 Filter, 3/4 or 1 HP Booster, and 25 Booster Suctions) : $7,400
Electrical & Controllers: $3,000
*90 ft over allowance of 50 ft for 1/2 in rigid conduit; 1 EasyTouch 4Pool Panel w/ IC40 Salt Cell; 1 Pool Light; 20 ft over 15 ft allowance for pool light conduit; 1 EasyTouch Wireless Remote; Upgrade to IntelliBright LED Light
Pool Decking: $ 1,700
*14 sq ft Acrylic Lace or Brick Paver Decking over allowance of 180 sq ft; (12) 18 inch raised bond beam
Water Features & Rock Work: $ 9,500
*Grotto & Slide 12 x 7 x 5; 5 Artifical Rocks to Hide equipment
Interior Finish: $ 2,700
*300 sq ft over allowance of Premium Plus Plaster; Lifetime Warranty upgrade for Pebble Radiance
Tile: $ 200.00
*1 step tile insert
Spa & Pool: $ 8,200
* 8 ft spa w/ upgrade EZ touch 4 Pool/Spa panel; 2 actuator valves, light; 30 ft over allowance for spa plumbing; (1) 18 inch high sit/spin spa; 37 ft over allowance for spa conduit; upgrade to 1 Spa Light IntelliBright LED; Upgrade Spa Interior to Pebble Radiance
Heating Gas & Chilling: $ 4,700
* (1) 400,000 BTU Heater (natural or propane); 106 ft over allowance for gas line
Total: 65 K