We have finally decided to install a pool and was looking for some feedback and thoughts regarding the two quotes received. I am not educated in this field and the little knowledge I do have is from Q/A with the builders and minimal internet research. quick history..
In 2011 I received quotes from two builders but at that time, we decided to hold off till now. I primarily worked with atlas pool over the last copy of months, designing our pool to fit our budget. Our sales rep has been onsite twice if you included his initiate visit in 2011. All was situated and we scheduled an appt to pick pavers, colors and sign contracts. However, at last minute, I decided to get another quote from the other builder I reached out to in 2011, all seasons pools.
Their quote was roughly $2000 cheaper and had standards that Atlas considered upgrades or unnecessary. I modified the quote from All season to add additional features since we had that extra $2000 to spend.
Here is the quote from All Seasons for 33,300 (negotiating to 32500)
Here is the information regarding the pool and what is included--Highlighted in red are the additional features either included or added.
359 sf pool per design provided
Raised area with 1 -- 3 ft sheer descent waterfall
Small machine excavation
Paver deck with brick coping around pool and raised areas (389 sf) Choice of color and pattern
Automatic overflow system so pool will not over flow
elevation to be set level with existing patio
Paver deck footer (12x12) under perimeter of deck
Turndown on back of raised areas
Custom waterline tile (your choice)
1--Parascope water feature per design
Debris Catcher Main Drains system MDXr3
Leaf Canister debris removal system
ECO-POOL circulation/cleaning system
8 spd Variable spd pump E-series by Jandy
Mini-Pebble interior finish (choice of 4 colors) Lifetime warranty
Child safety fence around perimeter of pool
Aqua Pure salt system or Ozone system--choice of at no charge with coupon on June 7 I have a choice and leaning towards the Salt Systems.. Thoughts?
Remove and replace fence for access
Colored LED light in pool
Total = 33,300.00
Other items included:
On=-site construction managers
Dedicated scheduling team
On-Line tracking system with target completion date provided
1 month pool service after build
Pool instruction at your home with pool technician
Lifetime warranty on pool shell, underground plumbing and limited lifetime on paver decking
All warranties as implied (3yr) on all JANDY equipment
And here is the quote from Atlas (attached) Cost is $33,257.00
Lifetime Warranty On Gunite Shell.
Lifetime Warranty On Underground Plumbing.
Lifetime limited warranty on pebble interior finish
Three year warranty on pool equipment (parts & labor)
Three Year Tile & 18 Month Deck Warranty.
Eco-pool floor return system is an additional $1280 Not included in bid
The pump is a Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump.
The screen footer would add $883.00 to the cost. Originally wasn't included but they have add this for free.
We would be responsible for remove fence panels.. Other company included in quote.
Pool design is the same for both builders and attached
IM suck in an ethical dispute with myself as I feel alliance to Atlas since they have done so much work getting to this point. However, All Season pools seems to give me more for my money.
Researching reviews, there are several negative reviews noted on BBB for All season but resolved over time. Not many found for Atlas
All season has 1 review on Angie's list which is positive whereas Atlas has 28 reviews with most positive. But companies are reputable and have been doing business for years.
Thank you for your input and feedback and I appreciate you taking the time to read this length post