I am in Keller Texas and about to start construction on our new pool. This process has been a very long and exhausting trip for me as I am very detail oriented and have researched every little thing making about 400 changes over the last year. My wife has been very patient but has finally said "It looks great, lets start". The pool design is going to be 40.5 ' long and 26' wide, 110 perimeter and 23,000 gallons with roughly 1,400 sq ft of decking. The design will also call for a 7' step up with a sitting area and a 20x16 pavilion with fireplace on the backside of the pool with a 14x16 attached pavilion that will have the bar and outdoor kitchen. I have decided to go with Oklahoma flagstone decking all the way around and used a seperate contractor for that since the PB was almost double the price.
I have a few final questions that I was hoping to get help with if I can get some opinions. The PB has been what I feel pretty honest with me during this process and was the 1st PB that I had a quote from and after talking to about 6 others felt that they were my best option. I am hoping to get the permits back this week or early next and start the dig the week of Septemeber 23rd.
My first concern I have is the PB has added the "Ozone Generator" or Oxidation solution which is around $1,000 extra. He states that this will keep me from having to shock the pool and I was wondering if anyone had any input on this and if I ought ot have them remove from the bid? I also wanted to ask a question on the StoneScapes that we are adding. I think I am going to do the Midnight Blue which they are telling me is an upgrade and after calling a couple of places I have found this to be true and it is not much more money. The other question I have is we are looking at adding the glass beads to the StoneScapes and the PB is telling me that to add this it would take about 3 bags of beads and costs about $700 a bag. I wanted to see if anyone has any insight to this and if it is worth the additional money and if the quote seems a little off. I appreciate it and will post pics as soon as we start to dig.