Looking for advice here. We got a couple of bids back from some pool builders and they just seem way out of line to me but it's possible I'm the one who doesn't get it There were two bids from local guys here in oklahoma. I wanted to get a vinyl liner to try and keep costs down. For a Roman pool 18X36 (diving) one is coming in at 34K and another at 43K. Without going into all the details both are "standard" pools with pretty much zero frills, the higher priced one has a salt system ,5 ft of plain concrete decking, and a diving board and the cheaper bid has 3 ft of decking, chlorine system, diving board extra. But are using name brand equipment, neither with a heater, spas, waterfalls etc. Plain white lights on both and 8ft steps on both.
At first I thought the 34K was a lot until I got the second bid. Now I've seen pool builder sites that offer the same thing here in oklahoma for approx 25K but haven't called them for fear of it's a get what you pay for business. But can someone tell me just based on the limited information you have if those seem high to you? I guess what I'm asking is should I keep searching or give up my dream for a pool this year and wait a while?