Our 30 year old pool had major issues this spring, so we laid out plans for an overhaul. New landscaping, new deck, new liner, new coping, new plumbing.
Today we have most of the landscaping in, and the plumbing complete, but we cannot for the life of us find a pool guy locally who will get back to us with a quote for the liner, coping and a concrete pour for the deck. This is doubly frustrating since we are walking in with plans already drawn, a liner selection made, and basically asking for a straight install.
So far 4 pool companies have come out and measured our pool, but then never got back to us with a build quote or date. I am starting to consider DIYing the works. This is not a complicated build, just a rectangular pool, stock dimensions, nothing special.
Is there somethign I am missing? How do I get these guys to actually get back in touch with a contract to sign? Is the industry so healthy that everyone is passing up cash money on a job? The last guy we talked to, we offered a deposit for a start date, and pulled out cash. He turned it down until 'after the quote was ready'. Most of the folks we've dealt with have told us this is a 4 day job at best, so I'm quite confused. We have already removed the old concrete deck, and need someone soon. The original PB we had coming in to rebuild the pool 'lost' our paperwork, and we are left in the lurch.
Maybe some of the guys here who do pools for a living can point me in the right direction to getting a signed contract from a reputable pool builder. If a liner and coping is DIY-able, I may just start off on my own, but this is getting beyond my comfort zone. A concrete pour I can manage.