New to forum, pricing out pool+outdoor living expansion in Austin

AustinPool2018

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Apr 22, 2018
45
Austin, TX
Hello everyone!

I'm new to the forum, found it when doing some google homework on pool equipment. An awesome resource, just what I was looking for!

We're in the process of having a pool and outdoor living area expansion quoted out. Have spoken to 5 different pool companies and 3 outdoor living companies. Most of them are still in the process of designing to our rough sketch drawing. The first company came back with a proposal that looked beautiful, but was wildly more expensive than we were expecting. With the other quotes coming in soon, we'll soon find out whether we have to scale back or if we just had a pricey first quote.

Thanks in advance for the advice I'm sure I'll get here, and looking forward to sharing progress! A snapshot of the blank canvas is below.
-AustinPool

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Texas Splash

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Uh oh. Another TFP member with drone photos. Now I really need one of those. :) Welcome to TFP! :wave: Once you get your quotes with the proposed equipment listings, feel free to post those lists (minus company names for privacy) back here and we'll be happy to evaluate the list of equipment they are offering you. Nice to have you join us.
 

AustinPool2018

Silver Supporter
Apr 22, 2018
45
Austin, TX
Uh oh. Another TFP member with drone photos. Now I really need one of those. :) Welcome to TFP! :wave: Once you get your quotes with the proposed equipment listings, feel free to post those lists (minus company names for privacy) back here and we'll be happy to evaluate the list of equipment they are offering you. Nice to have you join us.
Yes, drone footage. However, I returned it a year ago, this is an older picture. Given what a pool costs, I'm pretty sure I can't afford both :) Will definitely be posting quotes and getting input. Thanks!
 

AustinPool2018

Silver Supporter
Apr 22, 2018
45
Austin, TX
Love to see a pic of your rough sketch. Good luck.
Super-rough sketch attached. Also my amateur visio handiwork also attached, which I drew on top of our survey. We have a decent amount of elevation change in the backyard, which we're hoping can be made to be interesting instead of giant walls everywhere :)

rough sketch1.jpg
visio sketch.jpg