Well, the cost of the pool isn't linearly related to size. It probably wouldn't cost much more for a bigger pool or much less for a smaller one.
thank you for the feedback.First of all, I'm very jealous of that price. In Dallas, the price for a pool/spa would be $10-$20k more at least.
I do see some "opportunities" to spend extra money:
- Tile is the standard tile. Not sure what that means, but you may end up wanting to upgrade that.
- Sod/Fence/Irrigation repairs are not included - If you currently have an irrigation or fence that will need to be repaired, be prepared for several thousand for that.
- The 250k BTU heater is fine, but a 400K BTU is better and will heat up the spa quicker.
- I cant tell if this has automation. I see a line for Blower Smartphone App controls. Is that just to turn on/off the blower? Can you do anything else?
- Aquanaut 200 Automatic Cleaner - This is a suction cleaner and generally considered the oldest/least advanced type of cleaning. I would see about a Robot cleaner, or just have the builder give you a credit so you can buy your own (~$600+).
Hope that helps. Regardless of that being an amazing price, I would still get multiple quotes.
Ok great you are too far away from me.We are also on the east side of Houston in Summerwood. These prices are in line with what we are paying for our pool. We started out at about $40K for the pool spa package and by the time we got done adding everything that we wanted we were up to $56K.
We did go with the 400K heater because a neighbor who had upgraded from the 250K told us how much faster it heats the spa. He says he can turn it on when he leaves his office and it is hot by the time he gets home 25 minutes later.
We also upgraded to the multicolor LED lights, and the Omni PL automation system. I see you are being quoted for a subpanel, the Omni PL has the subpanel within it so it eliminates one extra box on the side of the house. For us there was the added benefit of the Omni PL being available with the SWCG included and actually cost alot less than buying each of the items separately.
One other thing I noticed was that you are only getting one skimmer, I would upgrade that to two. We have one on each end of the pool because the wind direction in our neighborhood is almost always from one side or the other.
Here is what I would do:
- Ask for details about what is the Top-E-Bottom (T2B) cleaning & Circulation System. Get an explanation fo how it works and what equipment it uses. These infloor cleaning systems are complex. Some people love them and some people hate them. They do not clean sufficiently for some peoples pool environment. IO have never heard of an infloor cleaning system manufacturer by that name. The major manufacturer of IFCS is A&A Manufacturing . Understand where you would get spare parts and maintenance for your IFCS.
- Why does it include an Aquanut 200 Automatic Cleaner when you are getting this fancy T2B system? The Aquanaut is a low end suction pool cleaner. Get a credit for it and separately buy a Dolphin pool cleaner from Marina Pools. Install an outlet near the pool to plug the robot into. Question if the robot will get hing up on the T2B infloor returns.
- Get two skimmers. If you have one skimmer and it has a problem your pool is down. With two skimmers you can have one plugged or leaking and still have your pool operational while youd eal with the problem.
- Hayward has 3 different Tristar VS pumps. Which one are you getting? TriStar VS | Pumps | In Ground Pool Pumps - Hayward Pool Products
- Get the 400K gas heater. Check what your current gas meter service is and if you will need a gas service upgrade for a 250K heater or 400K heater and what is involved. The contract says the gas service upgrade is on your nickel.
- You are in Houston where builders do not like SWG's. But using an Inline Chlorinator will require you to drain your pool once or twice a year to keep your CYA level in check. You can insist on a SWG now or not be surprised at seeing the light after a year or two of pool ownership.
- You want minimum 2" suction lines and on all pool equipment and 1.5" returns
- You want all diverter valves used and no ball valves
- How will bubblers be plumbed and controlled? Will bubblers have independent valves?
- Get the Hayward OmniPL automation