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inground pool estimate

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inground pool estimate

last year , mind you we were late to the party,,,we were looking to get an inground pool..but the demand was there, and they were to busy..
you think this season will be easier to get an inground pool done...with snow still in the ground,,,what month earliest is best to get estimate
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your best bet wrote: last year , mind you we were late to the party,,,we were looking to get an inground pool..but the demand was there, and they were to busy..
you think this season will be easier to get an inground pool done...with snow still in the ground,,,what month earliest is best to get estimate
Most folks our way are booked for this season. So ASAP.
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We lined up our pool installation the fall before. OP needs to get on this asap to get one installed this year.
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Nope, I was chatting with my pool guy last week. He already has 72 deposits for this year. In a regular year, he does 50. He has added charges based on time. You want it in April, you pay estimate plus 13%, May is estimate plus 10%.
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book now for 2022
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Swerny wrote: book now for 2022
My cousins booked late 2019 for Spring 2020 (VISIONARIES!) and they were delayed about 6 weeks. Said their pool guy was booking 2022 in April 2020. Ajax/Pickering area.
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100k for concrete pool finished with marbelite.
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Why not get an above ground one? would it be cheaper?
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Fantastical wrote: Why not get an above ground one? would it be cheaper?
Significantly cheaper. Like a tenth of the cost of an inground.
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UrbanPoet wrote: What if you slip them a $100 bill hand shake?
Will Probably need 200 of those to make it happen.
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UrbanPoet wrote: What if you slip them a $100 bill hand shake?
This is not Hanoi airport. They will laugh and you will look like a dummy. Good house, big pool job and owners treat workers to $100 lunches every day till job is finished, so your $100 will not get far. Plus Corona times = no handshakes.
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Last October Pioneer Pools in Hamilton was booking in Spring 2022.
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I know Solda pools is starting up construction for 2021. I just had my pool installed by them (finished Nov 2020) and I wouldn't think of getting my pool done by any one else.... They do not subcontract any work. everything is done inhouse and work gets done without delay!!!! a lot of pool company subcontract a lot of the work and delays are inevitable!!!!. I paid $147K incl tax for 14x30 pool, 6 foot water feature and 7*7 inground jacuzzi along with a bit of concrete work along with all the equipment. Took them 9 straight weeks to compete the work!!!
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sunnybono wrote: I know Solda pools is starting up construction for 2021. I just had my pool installed by them (finished Nov 2020) and I wouldn't think of getting my pool done by any one else.... They do not subcontract any work. everything is done inhouse and work gets done without delay!!!! a lot of pool company subcontract a lot of the work and delays are inevitable!!!!. I paid $147K incl tax for 14x30 pool, 6 foot water feature and 7*7 inground jacuzzi along with a bit of concrete work along with all the equipment. Took them 9 straight weeks to compete the work!!!
147,000..... For a pool?

I was all gung ho about getting an inground pool when we bought our forever home. Started getting quotes and saw it consistently hovering around the $100K mark after landscaping work.

I just couldn't justify spending that much cash on something that gets MAYBE 5 months of the year of proper usability... Unless you're willing to pay an asinine amount of heating in the shoulder seasons.

So we decided to finish our basement instead based on the fact we can actually use it year 'round.

It's funny, when I was pool shopping, I heard from several friends something that always resonates with me: "there are 2 things you should never buy; a pool and a boat, but make friends with people who have them"

If lived somewhere in California, Arizona or the Caribbean, I think a pool is a no-brainer because it can be used all year and literally something you can jump in to without giving it much thought of "oh, did I have the heater on?"

Anyways, congrats on your pool, I'm sure it's wonderful at that price point. Looking at RE the past year, houses with pools were catching quite the premium in price given the pandemic and everyone looking for at home leisure.
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Repooc wrote: 147,000..... For a pool?
If I had a choice between the exact same houses, one with a pool and one without, I would take the one with the pool IF I knew the service history on it and who built it. Otherwise, I might actually reduce my bid for the house with a pool. And I LOVE pools... I friggin love them. I would swim more than the kids.
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Repooc wrote: 147,000..... For a pool?
To be fair that’s more than just “a pool”. Adding in a jacuzzi, fancy patio, etc. and the price will jump.

But, you’re probably not incorrect to budget $100k for a standard inground pool and patio installation. At least in the GTA.

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