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Thread: Got 2 quotes for pools already. Questions on which materials are used to I can verify

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    Aug 2014
    Zapata Texas

    Got 2 quotes for pools already. Questions on which materials are used to I can verify

    Hello and once again I have a few questions to ask. The reason behind questions is to verify the proper materials are being used due to large margin in price between both Gunite pools. Lets go with the quotes and they all include the same amount of lights, returns and equipment is almost identical. I did list some options but don't plan on any of them at the moment.

    Both pool builders are from neighboring city.

    PB#1 Includes Hotel, transportation, delivery cost, and what not into total.

    400 SF 14' x 28' Pool $30,000
    500 SF 16' x 32' Pool $34,000
    Options Extra
    SPA $6500
    Slide Fiber Glass $2500
    InFloor PCC2000 $3000
    Heater $3000

    450 SF 15' x 30' Pool $19,000 Flat Price no extra charges.
    Option Extra
    Gunite Slide with Water Fall $8500

    FiberGlass IGO Pool
    380 SF 27' x 14' x 4' Pool $20,000
    I don't want FiberGlass but got a quote on it to.

    So my questions would be on materials and hopefully you guys can answer them.

    Q1. What kind of thin set is used on Water Tiles and pool floor mosaics

    Q2. MY pool is going to be Salt Water, What sealer for my Flagstone or rock work?

    Q3. Does white pool plaster come in mixed bags or is combined from White Cement and Marblelite.

    Q4. If a form is used on any part of pool does it require chipping or bond coating before placing Plaster over it. Example Bar Stools formed out of plastic or cardboard tubes.

    I want to be more knowledgeable and be able to verify he knows what he is doing and hopefully he don't get upset if I ask him. I know he is a Pool Builder but he is like $11000 to $15000 cheaper then other guy. I tried searching on BBB but his business is not registered. What other things can I look for.

    If there is a thread around here please lead me in that direction.

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    Oct 2009
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Got 2 quotes for pools already. Questions on which materials are used to I can ve

    Hi Jorge,
    I'd be uncomfortable with a lowball builder with no BBB registration. Can you go and see some of the other pools he's built? He should be willing to give you some contact info for references.

    1. typically any good quality latex-modified thinset
    2. dunno, sorry!
    3. it will probably come premixed, most seem to
    4. they'll remove the tube before plastering
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