Thank you for the great website! I have learned so much in the short amount of time I have been here.
So this is our first pool build and are feeling a little overwhelmed. We interviewed and got design and pricing from 5 PB. We went with a smaller builder for a few reasons, one time frame and second he made us feel the most comfortable. If I am giving someone multiple thousands of dollars I need to feel comfortable. He was not the cheapest of the 5. That is one thing I was most surprised with was the range of pricing for pretty much the same pool. There was a 35% difference in pricing from lowest to highest.
We have decided on a 16 X 32 In ground Vinyl pool "Gemini" design approx 20K gallon. Our PB uses Hayward equipment:
Hayward Eco-Star VS pump
Hayward 23" Sand filter
250K BTU Heater
Dolphin Neptune robot cleaner
Hayward Color Logic LED (2)
Stamped concrete decking with cantilever coping
The Girls enjoying the equipment sitting in the yard
Day two (6/1/15) forms up and steps in, cement poured around base