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    Does this bid seem reasonable?

    72 perimeter, led,salt, heated 400K, cartridge filter, vs pump, polaris 280, pebble, 400sqft decking (smart), 4inch drains, 12inch flagstone coping, 2tons of weeping rock, 2 skimmers, 5 returns. No lines need to be rerouted. The runs to gas, water, sewer, and drains are very close. Jandy equipment. There is easy access to the yard. No fence removal.

    48K

    The price just does not sound right. I honestly expected this to be under 40K.

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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    Way too many undisclosed variables to even guess if that is the ballpark.

    There are many threads with much more detailed quotes that you can search for and get a feel for what is normal in your area (which you have as yet to add to your profile).
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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    Not sure what more specifics are needed. There is not much more detail in the contract.

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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    How thick are they going to pour your concrete? How many LED lights? What kind of flagstone? What sort of rebar is he going to use? How much of it? What sort of plaster/coating for pool? What sized plumbing? Will you need booster pumps?
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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    There was just a thread discussing pool costs in Texas .... seemed that 40-50 was the norm.
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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    Seems pretty low to me for a pool with pebble finish, a waterfall, good equipment and decking.

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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    If you removed your spa it would probalby be ~35K.

    $40K-50K is about average with a spa in Houston.

    I would make sure to negotiate landscapping allowance, grass replacement, pebble finish what color? maybe an upgrade? Also decking umbrella sleeves.

    Most certainly get several quotes.
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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    I don't have a spa, but it is heated. I would sign right now if someone would bid it at 35K. Right now I am just hoping to get down to 40K all in. Who is doing your pool?

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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    I just sent you a PM.

    Premier pools is doing our build. Been happy with them so far. We checked out several builders and had them design with our budget and wants/needs
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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    See if you can get a builder to itemize the costs. The builder I ended up using did that for me and I was able to see where I could make tradeoffs (larger/smaller perimeter, standard plaster vs quartz vs pebble, etc). All of the quotes I received were within $3K of each other for like specs, so the itemization is relative. For example, I saw the deck was a large part of the costs. I ended up using a 3rd party deck contractor that I managed to do the deck and saved considerably over the builder doing my deck.
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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    Seems high to me for 72 per pool. Our pool was 100 perimeter with most everything you have except the heater.

    We also had waterfalls and deck jets as well as a gas firpit put in.

    We paid 36k for the complete pool build. I am in California so not sure where that variable puts you.
    36 x 20, 3-1/2 to 8ft depth, 100 per. 20k gallon IG pool. Jandy Flopro 2hp vsp,
    Jandy 460 sq ft cartridge filter, Jandy Purelink SWC, Jandy Iaqualink control panel, Barracuda MX8
    Irish Mint Pebblesheen, Dive Rock, (2) 24" cascading water falls, LED pool light.
    36" Gas firepit with 1/4" Azuria and Cobalt Blue reflective glass. Our Pool

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    Re: Does this bid seem reasonable?

    If it helps here are my cost. Keep in mind I built this pool as an owner builder and only paid a consultant to sort of over watch it.

    Paid To Amount Paid

    Andes Pool 2500
    Plans 150
    Permit 208
    Elec/Plumbing 3700
    Excavation 1500
    Rebar 1950
    Gunite 4900
    Tile 2702.9
    Concrete 5564
    Equipment 6490
    Plaster Mini Pebbles 4507
    Firepit 1529.46
    Dive Rock 368.75
    Salt System Included



    Totals 36070.11
    36 x 20, 3-1/2 to 8ft depth, 100 per. 20k gallon IG pool. Jandy Flopro 2hp vsp,
    Jandy 460 sq ft cartridge filter, Jandy Purelink SWC, Jandy Iaqualink control panel, Barracuda MX8
    Irish Mint Pebblesheen, Dive Rock, (2) 24" cascading water falls, LED pool light.
    36" Gas firepit with 1/4" Azuria and Cobalt Blue reflective glass. Our Pool

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