Just getting started in katy/Houston

Feb 22, 2017
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Katy/texas
#1
Just started the process of interviewing PBs for a backyard pool. Have no idea what I'm doing and found this amazing site. I got my first bid the other day with an emailed copy of the design but he wouldn't give me a copy of the specs and prices. Is that normal?
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
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Hange,

Welcome to TFP... A Great place to start your pool research. :shark:

Some pool builders have contract designers that just design the layout of pools and don't get involved first hand with pricing.

I suspect at this point they just want to have you approve the general design. Once that happens they will provide you with pricing.

Changes can still be made, but I suspect it saves them time on the initial design phase.

Thanks for posting,

Jim R.
 

DMS2014

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Jun 22, 2014
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Houston, Texas
#5
I Just reread this. I misread it. Yeah. He needs u to get a design u like first before u can get an accurate price.


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DMS2014

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Jun 22, 2014
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#7
Never seen a bid without prices ...our PB didn't give us a price until we approved a design. And from
There we went - we picked the plaster and the details.


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Feb 22, 2017
18
Katy/texas
#8
I'm sorry I should have been clearer. He showed me the specs and the prices on his laptop but did not give me a copy only a copy of the design. He said I could ask him anytime about a specific price or equipment spec but I couldn't have a copy. This is a pretty big company with good reviews. After reading a lot of your threads, it seems like most bids provide a list of the specs. Is this unusual?
 

DMS2014

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#9
I am sure if u decide to go with him he will give u everything. I know our PB had a folder with everything lined out with all the specs and how much everything cost. We went through prob 5 PBs before we chose him. Be sure and check on BBB too for any bad reviews and even Angie's list


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Dmanderson21

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Oct 17, 2016
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Missouri City, TX
#11
Hanje - we just built a pool in your general neck of the woods and all quotes we received we were provided email copies to make the decision. We didn't receive a line by line breakout until we made a decision but definitely designs (including videos) and estimated cost.

I would definitely recommend our builder and can share through PM if you're interested


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