Just a quick question -
PB is telling me that the pool needs to settle before they can start doing masonry work around (I want to put down some ledgestone pavers) and that this process would take up to a month after the pool is actually built. In other words, the pool building/payment schedule would look something like this (pool is $24,500, not incl. masonry):
Get the permits (3-4 weeks - this is typical where I live and I agree with him on this)
Build the Pool (no masonry - 3 weeks (concrete walls, 20 x 40 - again sounds reasonable to me)
Let the Pool "settle" (another 3-4 weeks) before laying down the pavers
Masonry work (1 week).
Does this pool timeline make any sense or is the PB just blowing smoke?
As for payment schedule - I may be wrong here, but the PB wants the following (We were on the phone and I did not have a pen - so trying to recall from memory):
$3000 at the end of digging
$13,000 when the liner goes in
$2500 for backfill
$1500 (some other stage)
$500 when electric is hooked up and pool runs.
A little light on the back end, but I think its ok. What are your thoughts?