I am ready to sign a contract for a pool. My house (recently purchased) is on a ridge with a view of the mountains and overlooking the city. The fenced in yard sits about 10' higher than the drive. I don't have a picture of this change, but we are planning on moving the pool two feet toward the law chairs (see the picture) and putting in a few palms and other oasis-type plants at the end of the pool (near the deep end).
I got bids from Presidential, Patio Pools and Spas, Artistic Pools and Spas and Cimarron Circle. My favorites were Artistic Pools and Cimarron Circle, but while Cimarron is a little more expensive, I have friends who have used them and can't say enough good about them.
The pool design:
Surface Area 471 sq feet
Size 31 x 16'
Depth 3 x 5'
30 linear feet of negative edge
Pentair 1.0 Whisperflow
35' steps in shallow end
530' Pool decking, colored concrete with salt finish
53 linear feet of deco drain
» Engineered Layout & Forming
» Excavation and Dirt Removal from Jobsite
» Heavy-Duty Pressure Tested Plumbing
» 12" X 12" Steel Grid Shell, #3 Steel Reinforcement
» 4000 PSI Pneumatically Applied Concrete Structure with Lifetime Warranty
» Dual Suction Plumbing with 2 1/2" Main Drain Plumbing
» Complete Gunite Curing of Pool Structure (No Watering Needed)
» Pentair 480 Square Foot Cartridge Filter
» Schedule 40 PVC Piping (25 Ft of 2 1/2" X 2" X 2" Plumbing Run)
» Automatic Fill System with 15 Ft Plumbing » Surface Skimmer
» Two (2) Dual Safety Main Drains
» Two (2) Adjustable Surface Returns
» 6" X 6" Porcelain Waterline Tile, Standard Color Selection
» Premium White Marcite Plaster Interior Finish
» Electrical Sub-Panel on All Projects to Give Greater Control and Flexibility
» Pre-Cast Equipment Slab
» 50 Ft Electrical Conduit From Main Disconnect
» 250 Watt Halogen Underwater Pool Light
I decided to forgo a salt generator and pebble tec due to the cost.
There is a deposit, 3 large payments and one final payment due before plaster. No quote that I got had a 10% once satisfied. Is that something to fight for?