I think this may be 100% correct and I tell you what....I am going to test it out real soon. An acquaintance who lives across town just had a pool installed 2 months ago for $56k and it has the same shape/features I want. I plan to meet with that builder who did her pool shortly. I do live in a nicer area compared to her but I am going to go right for it and level with the person who comes out to quote us. I will say something like "hey you did my friends pool for $56k, has the features I want, can we make it happen??? Heck I will say I want an exact replica of hers for $56k ( tho a few things will be different of course).Also I had 2 builders tell me that they look up your home address before giving a quote, I assume to see how expensive a house is and base their quote accordingly. Good luck!
The more I think about it, makes me a little upset. The first builder I met with I'm sure he knows the pool is mid $55k. Heck I know this pool should be mid $55s because the person I know across town had the same pool installed 2 months ago. Granted it was with a different builder but I didn't expect a darn near $20 grand difference?!