One reason that we are told the estimate is so high is because of the soil in our area. Heavy clay and we are 36 feet to bedrock. So with that introduction, here is what is being proposed:

910 square foot surface area rectangular pool. Depth to 5 feet. Rectangular in shape with spa on corner.

1/2" rebar ocew and a 4 bar bean

Gunite Shell to a minimum of 4000 psi

8 returns in pool, cleaner line, sewer reroute. 3", 2 1/2", 2", and 1 1/2 inch schedule 40 PVC

Coping budget of $12/foot and waterline tile budget of $5/foot

4 500W pool lights

intelliflow primary pump

pentair filter

waterlevel control

easytouch controller

skimmer

jandy valves

pebbletech

intellichlor generator

Heat Pump

SPA

40 square ft, 3foot depth

1 100W light

400,000BTU gas heater, 2hp blower, shared pump with pool

2250 square feet of broom finish color concrete deck 4" slab on grade

Total quote price is $186,000.

We've got two quotes and the 2nd comes in within 10k of this price. Thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated.