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Thread: Cost Estimate for Adding Spa to New Build -Austin TX

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    Cost Estimate for Adding Spa to New Build -Austin TX

    Hi there- I'm trying to compare two bids we received from the same builder - one recent bid includes a spa and the other, which we received about 10 months ago does not. The bid on the pool with spa is $19k more than the pool without spa. However, our more recent pool/spa design does not include a raised beam/wall with water feature and has less decking. The original bid also included one LED and the recent bid has none. Can anyone give me an estimate of how much a 7x7 spa would usually add in Austin? Thanks

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    Re: Cost Estimate for Adding Spa to New Build -Austin TX

    Did you add a heater to the new estimate. 19k seems a not high. I would think in the neighbor hood of 10-12K. I'm in Dallas.
    17500 gallon in ground pebble tech chlorine pool and spa with borates, DE Filter, Variable Speed Pump

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    Re: Cost Estimate for Adding Spa to New Build -Austin TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolschooler
    Did you add a heater to the new estimate. 19k seems a not high. I would think in the neighbor hood of 10-12K. I'm in Dallas.
    I agree - 10 to 12k is about right. My PB charges a little less than that, but we got 7 bids prior to selecting a PB and most were 12k(ish) - Including heater and all associated equipment (Control panel upgrade for spas, blower, etc...).
    34x17 Freeform Gunite IGP and spa (approx 17k gal)
    Hayward 2HP/2SP TriStar Filter Pump & Tristar Booster
    ProLogic PS-8 and AquaPod
    400k Heater
    CLI Sunstone Quartz Plaster

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    Re: Cost Estimate for Adding Spa to New Build -Austin TX

    Thank you! It seems high to me too considering the other changes we made. Now I'm getting concerned that the builder we really want to use may have so much work that they are able to charge this much and we may have to go back to the drawing board with builders. I'm hoping we can have a straight forward discussion about the increase but I'm not the best negotiator. We talk with them again on Friday.

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    Re: Cost Estimate for Adding Spa to New Build -Austin TX

    Seems high to me...I think the adder for ours in our estimate (raised with water feature as well) is closer to 10k. Maybe even a little less? DFW area.

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