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    May 2012
    Flower Mound, TX

    Meeting with my first pool builder for quote?

    There some questions I don't know what to ask! But, I do know some of the things that I want with my pool.
    1) Salt water
    2) Spill over spa
    3) Sprinkler system tied-in for refill (behind skimmer to hide fill line)
    4) Wireless Remote
    5) Pump station away from house (noise factor)
    6) Maybe an additional water feature?

    But, there is many things I don't know about. Filters, pumps, etc. The meeting at his show room is next Friday 8 Jun.(Venture Pools) What are some of the most important questions I need to be asking? I will be interviewing at least 3 pool builders in the area in the next few weeks. They are all a rating of A+ BBB. I Live in Flower Mound, TX Thanks, John
    14,000 gallon IG DiamondBrite pool with 2 ea. waterfalls and slide, Hayward Tristar 2.0 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward 3/4 HP waterfeature booster pump, Hayward 48sf DE filter, Hayward PS4 wireless controller, 1 skimmer and 4 returns, Polaris 280 pressure cleaner w/booster pump, 7 x 7 spa w/6 jets, TF-100 Test Kit w/speed stir

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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Meeting with my first pool builder for quote?

    You got the bells and whistles covered, but equal consideration needs to be made for the backbone:

    How many skimmers?
    Skimmer and floor drain plumbed separately to pad?
    How many returns?
    Pipe sizes for suction and returns?
    Type of filter?
    Size of filter?
    Size of pump(s)?
    single/2-speed/variable pump?
    Separate pump for spa?
    Brand/size of SWG?
    SWG and Pump and Automation likely to be same brand.

    You best bet is to get your quotes broken down to specifics ... hopefully with a cost breakdown for each item. That way you can see what various options are costing you and it is easier to compare bids.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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