We're looking to build a 15' x 35' rectangular pool in Freeport, TX. The house borders a canal off of the Intracoastal Waterway. The yard we want to build the pool in has 60' of bulkhead with a gradual 2' slope (compared to the slab of the house). We've met with a couple of gunite PBs and here's the lower of the two quotes:
- 15' x 35' rectangular pool w/built-in 8' x 15' tanning ledge w/(2) small benches/step-ins at the opposite end corners
- 560 sq ft of Sundek
- 20' Deco drain
- (2) bubblers on tanning ledge
- Jandy 2HP variable speed pump (equipment pad inside garage)
- Jandy 460 cartridge filter (equipment pad inside garage)
- Jandy inline chlorinator
- Time clock w/freeze protection
- Polaris 9350 robotic cleaner
- (3) Savi LED lights
- (2) Ledge Loungers
- "Level 5" Wetedge pebble plaster w/15 year warranty
- Cement cantilever coping
- Grass repair in access area
- Ground pack under pool structure
- 3 year warranty on all Jandy equipment
- 2 year warranty on deck and coping
- Lifetime transferable warranty on gunite structure
The PB quoted $50,500. Because of the slope in the yard the PB has to build a 24"-36" deep "turn down" to support the pool and deck edge closest to the bulkhead. Here are the PB's renderings to give you'll an idea of the pool shape/look. Please disregard the landscaping.
We originally wanted a basic brushed cement deck with cantilever deck pool edge (similar to what you see with fiberglass pools) but this PB says he does not do that and all their pools include travertine coping. Because of this we are leaning toward the silver travertine coping with a grey colored Sundek.
I'd love to get your thoughts and opinions on this PB's quote. This will be our first pool ever and TFP has been very educational and helpful! Any tips/recommendations are greatly appreciated!