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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by lechnerd, Jun 25, 2018.
Wow, really puts the poverty of my pool in perspective. Would you say $80K for that setup?
How many bartender do you employ?
My guess would have been twice that
Yeah, I was really thinking $100K but I’m not sure about size and what not ... it is nice.
Emmy Rossum s pool is the tits too, people keep putting shit on top of the cooler and I need a beer dammit!
Just one. My Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville blender does most of the work.
Our pool was over $100
Hell mine was too, and it ain't even got any concrete
Does not compute...
Because I said $100
Ok upgraded by adding an autofill for $850 and scrapped the smart decking and will be putting travertine instead for an extra $3300.
Pool company is insisting on shooting gunite tomorrow. I told them not to unless they get my permission first and have not heard back. Tomorrow should be drama.
About $400-500k would be my guess. A majority of the pools, this one include, that I work on are engineered and piered down to bedrock. This one also has an underground catch basin as the entire perimeter of the pool channels off and is caught underground and gets recirculated back up by sheer pumps.
~ $10-15k in LED lighting
~ $50-60k in tiling
~ $20-30k for geothermal heating/cooling
~ $15-20k in remainder of equipment, much of which is on a secondary equipment pad I did not include pic of.
Hell, you can shoot gunite straight up in the air during a blizzard. Whether or not that does any good for your pool that is being built is a totally different question.
I was just listing some of the extravaganzas. Believe me, the company that built this does not even go into a back yard on a new construction for much less than $120k. Their average remodel for an existing pool is probably around $50k.
Would I spend that much on a new pool build, absolutely not. But there is a huge market for it and it is great job security.
Sounds like you are a no on my gunite in the rain extravaganza tomorrow?
How much experience do you have with installing gunite?
It late guys. Gunite everyone.
Less than zero.
How much experience does the crew installing it have?
user lechnerd's pool in a couple years.
No clue. I haven’t seen anyone’s resumes.
I assume a lot as they do a bunch of pools.
Do you get a warranty?
Yep, auto-corrected when I was attempting to type extravagances it appears.
It looks incredible, and if you have money to burn, why not? That pool is worth more than my life!
Yes, if I had the type of money that these people do then I would be doing the same. I don’t have near that cheddar though so it is hard for me to comprehend.
Lifetime on the shell.
So you think these guys would risk doing something that's gunna cost themselves a lot of money in the future?
I will field this one for the esteemed doctor.
“Yes Dr Internet, your shell does appear to be fucked but we did a chemical test and your chemistry is way out of balance. Your warranty is void, good luck and call us if you want to pay us to re-plaster.”
I think logic would dictate no but when you meet these guys you don’t exactly get a Mensa vibe.
What does that say about the guy giving them nearly 100k?
A friend of ours had a gunite pool installed this summer and they called me over to look at it ( because having a pool for 8 months makes me an expert ) and you could visually see that the decking wasn't level from one end to the other. They knew it too, but when they brought it up to the contractor he told them the tiles just had to be reworked, like it was an optical illusion. No, the level of the water to the deck is 3 inches higher on one end than the other. He is going to have to remove the decking and start over to fix it correctly...I think. They are currently fighting over it and may have to go to court.
All this just to say that the contractor has been building pools for 20+ years and they had the same thought as you. You are right to question anything that looks funny to you.
Are there intelligent pool builders in the greater San Antonio area?
Just gotta out smart their clients
I know a good cleaning service in your hood if you need one.
Thanks I’m going to try and do it myself in the beginning.
Spends $80k on a pool. Won’t spend $80 a month on maintenance.
I didn’t get rich by giving my money to other people.
You’re paying someone to spray gunite in the rain, aren’t you?
The payments for the pool are split into phases (1/3 before excavation, 1/3 before gunite, 1/3 before tile/coping/decking).
I haven’t given them the gunite check yet.
$80/month . That would ensure you have a crackhead cleaning your pool.
Better update that homeowners policy.
Don't you have to water the gunite a couple times a day after installation anyway? May not be a big deal.
Source: worked at a pool store when I was 15.
You do, but I think the issue is more shit ton of rain while the gunite is being shot would increase the water content of the gunite which is not good.
It has been a couple hours since I read it but "Gunite everyone" is still giving me a sensible chuckle.
Thank you for this post.
Surprised there aren’t more learned doctors moonlighting as pool boys.
Thats why most of them have money issues. They pay everyone else to do stuff for them.
Don't worry, I am a pool boy moonlighting as a doctor on the interwebs.
Want pics of my stethoscope?