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    How long did it take to get proposal?

    I met with a PB on 06/06/15, he took all the info down and said since it is busy season it should take "a few weeks" before he can get back to us with the 3D rendering and proposal.

    How long is "a few weeks"? What is the average wait time for this? How long should I give him before I follow up - 2 weeks, 3 weeks?

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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    Two weeks on the outside unless it's very complex. That's IMO, others will vary.

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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Two weeks on the outside unless it's very complex. That's IMO, others will vary.

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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    I received 7 bids within 3 days but my design was pretty simple. Maybe you can get a few other bids while you're waiting?

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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    We got our proposals back in about a week - but as far as the terminology he used - "few", to me, means more than 2.
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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    1st quote within 3 weeks, out 4 weeks with other 2 but project revised 2 weeks in.
    In design and proposal stage: 46'x10' - 2ea 2'x10' 8" & 12" deep Baja Steps - 4-7' Deep - 2 Sheer Descents - 15,000 gallon in ground - Automatic Cover (under coping)- SWG - 400,000BTU NG Heater - Unknown size/brand pump(s), filter, LED, cleaner type and pool finish

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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    Yes, it took us a few days or maybe a week after we met with each PB. Our design was simple.


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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    I began my search for PB's and designs the end of January. I saw 4 PB's, and most had their designs back to me in a few days to a week. One guy was two weeks. None of the PB's sent a bid proposal along with the design. That usually took only a few days after I made any design revisions. That was a relatively slow time for the PB's.

    I've heard since all the rains we've had in Texas this spring, the PB's and work crews are overwhelmed with work. Our last couple of weeks of sunshine is like when an airport opens back up after a huge winter storm and planes are stacked up; all the while during the wait, planes just keep stacking up elsewhere. I agree with the suggestion earlier. Get some more bids, or use this time to research more on equipment, water features, tile and stonework, etc.

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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    only took a couple of days for each pool builder.
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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    My wife keeps reminding me it took me 6 years for a proposal.....LOL

    But for the pool, it only took us a few days to get.
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    Re: How long did it take to get proposal?

    I also received my 5 bids within about a week to a week and a half, but I was searching in February when there is not one actually 'building' any pools in New Jersey so that was primarily what the builder was working on - bids and designs. At this point though I have added quite a few things, which my sales guy responds to within 24 hours, so I would hope 2 weeks or less - how many bids are you looking to get, maybe seek out a few more.
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