Price Check on semi-inground Build - Imperial EcoTherm (i.e. Radiant)

dreux13

New member
Jun 17, 2020
1
NorthEast (CT)
Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster! I am about to sign my contract this week for a new pool and wanted to get some feedback since I could find very little results when searching on this particular pool. I do have two very similar quotes and during these times, a big factor is availability, quality of install and most important, not getting taken advantage of!

Conditions/Wants
- Terrain - my backyard is a fairly sharp slope. Pool will be fully inground on one side and fully exposed on the low side. They will actually have to build up some of the lower grade.
- Desire is for a good sized pool with a deep-end/hopper option. 16x32ish or if round 30'+
- Plan to install stamped concrete around the buried side, but I'll leave that out of the pricing.
- budget - trying to keep it at the 25k mark which is not easy!

Quote
- I was told by both companies that I have to go round both to have a deep water feature and to stay within budget.
- Quoted 25k (after negotiation) for an EcoTherm 30' Round
  • Installed semiinground
  • 3' ledge all around and then down to 7 or 8ft flat in the middle (expandable liner)
  • all excavation (shrubs, massaging slope to work, drainage, removal, etc)
  • vermiculite bottom/all concrete work (collar, etc)
  • 2 floor drains
  • Thermoplastic stairs (these puppies are $3500 alone)
  • cartidge pump (believe hayward)
  • all equipment
  • 1st Closing and 1st opening included
  • frog mineral thing
Items not included​
  • tax on materials
  • electrical
  • permitting
  • stamped concrete (quoted 9.50 brushed/13.50 stamped to be done in spring)
  • fence - I'll install a split rail myself with wire mesh
What are peoples thoughts both on Imperial EcoTherm if anyone has one or the general quote itself? My other quote was roughly the same, but for a radiant 27' round. I felt like this quote above is going to be more turnkey where he'll leave the property more complete and ready for seed (it's an owner operated company).

I really appreciate any feedback and I will note that I've been on the site for a few weeks now searching all kinds of topics including these, so if you know of a thread I should be looking at, please post the link because you are a better 'searcher' than I!

TIA - Dreux
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
19,238
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

There are three unanswered threads about Radiant pools so I thought I would introduce you to each other and maybe you can share information as no one else has stepped forward:



 

mjchrist5

Member
Jun 27, 2020
6
IL
Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster! I am about to sign my contract this week for a new pool and wanted to get some feedback since I could find very little results when searching on this particular pool. I do have two very similar quotes and during these times, a big factor is availability, quality of install and most important, not getting taken advantage of!

Conditions/Wants
- Terrain - my backyard is a fairly sharp slope. Pool will be fully inground on one side and fully exposed on the low side. They will actually have to build up some of the lower grade.
- Desire is for a good sized pool with a deep-end/hopper option. 16x32ish or if round 30'+
- Plan to install stamped concrete around the buried side, but I'll leave that out of the pricing.
- budget - trying to keep it at the 25k mark which is not easy!

Quote
- I was told by both companies that I have to go round both to have a deep water feature and to stay within budget.
- Quoted 25k (after negotiation) for an EcoTherm 30' Round
  • Installed semiinground
  • 3' ledge all around and then down to 7 or 8ft flat in the middle (expandable liner)
  • all excavation (shrubs, massaging slope to work, drainage, removal, etc)
  • vermiculite bottom/all concrete work (collar, etc)
  • 2 floor drains
  • Thermoplastic stairs (these puppies are $3500 alone)
  • cartidge pump (believe hayward)
  • all equipment
  • 1st Closing and 1st opening included
  • frog mineral thing
Items not included​
  • tax on materials
  • electrical
  • permitting
  • stamped concrete (quoted 9.50 brushed/13.50 stamped to be done in spring)
  • fence - I'll install a split rail myself with wire mesh
What are peoples thoughts both on Imperial EcoTherm if anyone has one or the general quote itself? My other quote was roughly the same, but for a radiant 27' round. I felt like this quote above is going to be more turnkey where he'll leave the property more complete and ready for seed (it's an owner operated company).

I really appreciate any feedback and I will note that I've been on the site for a few weeks now searching all kinds of topics including these, so if you know of a thread I should be looking at, please post the link because you are a better 'searcher' than I!

TIA - Dreux
Hi there. I was wondering if you received any feedback from others about your post. I'm somewhat in the same boat, just not at the point of pool ownership as you. Appreciate any insight you can share! TIA!