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    New Pool Estimate Price Check - Durham, NC

    Hi fellow pool lovers...first post here!

    My wife and I are finally going to pull the trigger on a new pool. We've always wanted one but haven't owned a house with a compatible yard until just recently.

    We are in the middle of receiving and reviewing estimates and wanted to get thoughts from the pros. Fibergalss pool and it's the Morrocan by Leisure (15x31). We are planning on the 'deluxe' equipment package as well.

    I feel like the price is a little on the high side, mainly based on my inlaw's recent pool install. Theirs is very simlar size and options, but is on the coast of NC versus inland.

    Any help would be great!!

    Jon
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    Re: New Pool Estimate Price Check - Durham, NC

    Can't comment on pricing based in NC, but only a unicorn could build my pool for $39K.

    Good luck

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    Re: New Pool Estimate Price Check - Durham, NC

    I do not know how much fiberglass pools cost as they are not popular here but I think our pool was around $50k but we have pavers which are much more expensive than concrete here in the Northeast. On a side note, do you drive an S4 ( curious based on your name )
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    Re: New Pool Estimate Price Check - Durham, NC

    Sounds like a pretty good price to me. I'm in MD. I was looking at a ~40' fiberglass installed. Was going to be closer to 50k. Here's the info from their old email:

    Base Package Pricing:
    Coral Sea 1: $45,000 - $2,000 off-season discount = $43,000

    As you can see, you will receive $2,000 any pool package assuming the pool is installed this year. There are other discounts that I will outline below.

    Options:
    Salt Water Chlorinator: $1,600
    Multicolored LED Pool Lights (2): $1,400
    Security Cover: $2,800
    Heat Pump: $5,200 + $500 extra for electrical wiring

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    Re: New Pool Estimate Price Check - Durham, NC

    Quote Originally Posted by doobs41378
    I do not know how much fiberglass pools cost as they are not popular here but I think our pool was around $50k but we have pavers which are much more expensive than concrete here in the Northeast. On a side note, do you drive an S4 ( curious based on your name )
    Thanks!

    I've owned a couple S4s in the past (B5 which was stage 3+ and B7) along with an avant and mkIV R32. My other hobby is restoring old toyota land cruisers.

    I'm feeling better about this price and really like this PB. I've asked tons of questions, had the estimate reworked a few times and he has not shown any frustration with us. We are getting additional estimates this week along with 2 from Gunter PBs.

    Any changes to the equipment package/plumbing? I asked about flex pipe and was told they do use a limited amount for the drains based on the expanding and contracting clay soil here.
    11,500 gallon mountain pond shaped vinyl line / Hayward 2spd pump / Hayward S244T sand filter (filled with zeobrite) / Hayward PL-P4 Automation panel / Hayward SWG (T-3 Cell) / Polaris 280 with booster / Hayward AquaConnect / Hayward CrystalLogic color changing LEDS

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    Re: New Pool Estimate Price Check - Durham, NC

    A couple of comments on the set-up: I'd recommend searching for "zeobrite" here on the forum to see different experiences with this material. You may want to ask about going with plain old proven sand. You should never have to replace the sand in a sand filter.

    You don't want the Nature II system that comes with the deluxe system. The SWG alone will do just fine. The Nature II adds metal to the water which can cause staining.

    Finally, ask about the size of the SWG (if you're going with an SWG). SWGs are sometimes undersized for the volume of the pool.
    Outdoor 14,000 gallon IG plaster pool built in 2000 with spillover spa, 2 hp WhisperFlo pump with MagneTek motor, Sta-Rite cartridge pool filter with 300 ft2 filtration area and 0.33 gpm/ft2 filtration rate, Aquabot Rapids 4WD robotic pool cleaner, Raypak digital gas heater, and Intermatic mechanical timer located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex

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