It's amazing how long it is taking for us to get concrete quotes (pun intended!) on our pool. One builder measured the grade - it drops 5' over 30' or so. So we know there needs to be a wall.
We're still waiting for a basic plan/quote from one builder, but the other 2 that are in contention are saying very different things about how high the wall needs to be.
One builder says we can do a sitting wall either 18" or 30" (wall with a bench) and they will cut and flip the top of the hill down to the bottom to raise the bottom of the hill.
The other builder is saying the wall will need to be 5' high or in some combination with the pool being raised.
But these are rough estimates for the plans, because we have to pay them to do a site survey and officially plan it all out, which would essentially end up being a deposit towards the pool.
Because we need to have real stone (historic district, I'm actually drawn to a smooth stucco wall, but I'm not sure that would pass), we want the wall to be as small, usable, and cheap as possible.
Any opinions, thoughts on this?
Apparently, either way, my budget is way off, which is not awesome. I really thought we could do a pool (18x36), patio (800 sq ft), fence (440 ft) for 70k, but the only quote so far in that range had some red flags with it - flex pipe and pipes under the pool, that would make me feel uncomfortable.