im my experience, when someone quotes you insanely high like that, its because they dont want the job, but dont want to tell you that they dont want the job. You are not doing a run of the mill pool installation, you are doing a custom pool restoration, which will be different from what some builders are used to doing. They may be apprehensive or just dont want to fool with it. Keep your head up and keep looking. You will find someone.The guy seemed ok when he came out. Knowledgeable for sure but didn't listen to a thing I said apparently. The quote includes things I straight up told him I didn't want or care about like planters and stucco. Even though I repeatedly told him I didn't want an " updated" pool and showed him what tiles and coping I liked he still quoted me with his.
Oh, and by the way, this quote didn't include important things either like permits, lights or any info on what would be in the spa. I showed him my panel upgrade to the house with a 200amp service and all he said was too bad you didn't put a sub panel in the garage while you were doing it. I did. I laughed and showed him the 100 amp sub panel I installed in my garage. His quote included a 110amp sub panel installation. Whatever. Good luck getting jobs buddy.
Why?I was also told to stay away from glass tiles.
yeah, but that guy was used to building 4-6000 sq ft million dollar homes. I have saw a few... they are nice. so my 500 sq ft addition wasnt worth his time. 35k was a fair rate for Oklahoma. But understand, here, the average house is 100-150k. upper mid class is 200-250k. Anything over 300k and you are upper class. Anything over 400k and its a mansion.We'll it was pool guy #1 himself who told me to stay away from glass tile. He also just wanted me to do whatever he wanted to do. He was the one who liked sta rite products and told me the gazing was shot on my current tiles and needed replacement.
Gtnos, around here a 500 sq. ft addition would not be considered small at all. 100 a square ft would be a real good price too. $35k would be a great deal.
Anyway, I'm a lot more comfortable with guy #2 so far. More on that after I hear from him again. Likely this weekend.
That makes sense. I thought it was something about the glass tile itself, not the difficulty of installation.A lot of people are afraid of glass tile because it's easy to screw up, not because there's anything wrong with it. It breaks much more easily than ceramic, and thinset/grout needs to be done very carefully and evenly because you'll be able to see it through the sides of the tiles.
Yes, you would apply for the 3 year extended warranty with those parts. Below is the .pdf link for Pentair's warranty card that you will submit when you have the equipment installed. The language for the extended warranty for "bundled" equipment is found underneath section "C".Thanks all once again for following along on the ride.
Quick question though, everyone says if you buy 3 pieces of equipment from pentair you can extend the warranty to 3 years. Would a Vsp pump, easy touch w/swg, Including wireless pack, a 420 or so cartridge filter and 5g color lights count? Basically I want to use all pentair except for a raypak 400k heater.