After a false start last year due to my daughter's health, I am more than ready to get the pool remodel underway. I have a bid that I would like to finalize Monday, but I just have a few things that I have concerns about. Could y'all take a look at the bid and see what y'all think? At the end I will be asking some lighting questions, which are one of my big concerns.
Here is the bid:
Replaster pool $3,577
Drain/sandblast/clean pool 900
Acid etch old plaster
Chip under tile line, lights, returns
Apply Bond coat
Apply Natural Gray Plaster with MetaMix
Fill pool w water using Startup Tec
When pool is full brush, shock, acid, install return fittings &
start up equip
Deck Seal Alamo moss 1,920.
Chip loose areas and patch
Cut expansion joints at cracks & as needed
Powerwash deck & prep for color
Tile cleaning & grout touch up 350.
Install Intellibrite 5g w remote 1,396.
M4 robotic cleaner 1,353.
OK - so my big question for y'all. I have a lagoon shaped pool and am using grey plaster. I have 1 light can on the deep end facing the house (and it has been broken since I bought the house last year). I could have a "regular" light installed for $350. What is the right choice? I have read that the LED lights are not as bright. I have also read that they are brighter. I am trying to justify $1,000 for a light and I am struggling with it. ANYONE? Does anyone have before & after pics of LED vs old style pool lights?
I think I can get a better deal on the M4 so I will probably go through another company to get the robot. Any thoughts on the M4 or Maytronic or recommendations on something better?
A couple of things that aren't on there - I am going to have spotter tiles put on the steps and going to specify that all the return jets and everything be grey or black to better blend in with the pool (I think if I don't specify I will end up with white). Is there anything else? I have never had a pool remodel before so any help is more than appreciated.
Thank you all so much. I am trying so hard to get this right the first time with limited surprises as we go. And for good measure I attached pictures of the pool as it is now - the rock "patio" stuff will be removed and more sod laid.