We are wanting to build an affordable pool to go with our older 1940s bungalow style house that we love and have no intention of selling, at least for the next 10 years. Budget is an issue due to our home's value - we live in a small town where home values are around $100k. It just doesn't make sense for us to spend $50k on a pool for our house - we are trying to keep it under $35k and are paying cash.
We did consider non-gunite pools, but for our family, a gunite seems the best option. I'm afraid we'd end up replacing a liner regularly, and the fiberglass dealer here is brand new. I read a lot of issues with install on this site that scared me.
I have a quote back from a reputable local builder for a freeform pool at $32k. I questioned them on the size, but they said it was a larger small size pool. There's not a LOT of detail, and I will press them for more specifics when it comes time to sign the contract.
I really have no idea if this is a good size pool for a family and friends. I know its probably not enough decking, and I may have them add more, depending on the cost.
Thanks in advance to any and all who can offer any feedback, good or bad!!! Quote below.
Length: 33‘ Width: 21‘6” Area: 415 s.f. Perimeter: 98‘
Depths:4’ x 8’ (my request)
Layout, excavation, compaction, and forming of project per plans
Engineered steel pattern for expansive soil (3/8” and 1/2” steel)
8” minimum thickness, 5000 psi design gunite shell
Lifetime Structural Warranty
Totally Hayward System – The most energy efficient system in the world!
Hayward Star 1.5 H.P. Variable Speed filtration pump
Hayward 30” Sand filter
ANSI/ASME - Dual 8” main drains (Virginia Graeme Baker Compliant)
2” Suction - schedule 40 PVC plumbing (filtration)
Six returns with continous loop plumbing
2 - Surface skimmers on pool
Pool Miser / Autofill, and Overflow on Pool (I don't think I need this?)
All valves high quality Jandy Neverlube
Electrical bonding (grounding) of all conductive elements
Electrical wiring of all equipment from available breakers (up to 100’)
1- 500 Watt Light in pool
Pool 4-function electronic control system - I said I didn't want this, pool company said it would save money vs running lines to all equipment?
Wireless puck remote to control features (includes freeze protection)
415 s.f. of 4” thick concrete deck (steel rebar, no wire mesh used)
Broom finish (Other finishes are available)
Cut cantilever coping on pool
6” X 6” ceramic tile at waterline
Polyvoid and Mastic at coping/deck joint
Maintenance equipment (leaf rake, wall brush, test kit and thermometer)
Start up and maintenance instructions (by an experienced pool technician)
Deductable Options: (included in total bid)
Pool Miser/Autofill $500 (owner supplies water) - Do I need this??
Future Slide Stub up $247