Looking good. Have you decided on what interior pool finish to use? I vote hand laid tile...you’re over budget anyways
This post will get me to my current state on the pool build. The storage area/concrete bunker was waterproofed on the outside walls and outside roof (I used gray and white waterproofing--it is the same stuff just different colors). And, I installed additional drainage pipe.
I, again, rented a skid steer. This time I used it to fill in the area where decking will go. The skid steer would barely reach over some of the retaining walls. It took 14 dump truck loads of washed gravel to fill in the area. Each truck load had 15 to 18 cubic yards and each yard weighs around 3,000 pounds; so a little over 600,000 pounds of rock was hauled and used to fill up the area. I had to do a lot of shoveling to level everything out--that was exhausting in 90+ degree heat.
Dude you have the biggest balls tackling this project on your own. I’m dieing to know how much you’ll save over the course of the entire project compared to hiring a PB.
Yea that's amazing. Good for you man.I would also like to know the answer to this question. The only price I got was a local pool builder that said a raised pool would start at $150k. I am pretty sure that my pool is substantially bigger/more complex/has higher end finishes than the pool builder was thinking.
If I had to guess, the cost savings will be at least $75k to $100k. Of course, I am doing a lot of work myself, which a pool builder would not do. The labor costs saved by me doing so much work is a very big portion of the savings.
Also, I have been able to purchase a lot of items and materials at contractor/wholesale prices. A pool builder would naturally sell at retail (or retail plus a markup).
Unfortunately, the pool is still not complete. My day job keeps me super busy, but I work on the pool during the evenings and weekends.Any updates!!!! We want to see it with water!!!