When gathering pool installation estimates, always make sure these items are included

Pool installation in Charlotte, NCMost of the time, when a homeowner is gathering estimates for a new pool installation, it is their first time building a pool.  As a result, they may not be aware of everything which should be included in their Charlotte NC pool installation estimate.  Carolina Pool Plastering, one of Charlotte’s best pool installation companies provides advice on what to ensure is included in any pool installation estimate.

The last thing a homeowner wants is a bunch of additional or hidden costs in their pool installation project.  It is very important that anyone signing a contract for a pool installation review that contract very carefully.  The following are some of the important items that should always be included in an estimate for a pool installation.

Zone charges: These are the fees that must be paid to haul away dirt when the lot is excavated for the new pool.  The homeowner must be sure the pool contractor provides an estimate for both excavating the pool and taking away excess dirt.

Expediting fees and permits:  Depending upon the locality, there may be a variety of fees required to build a new pool.  These permits can range from a couple hundred dollars to several thousands and all of these costs should be included in the pool installation estimate.

Steel reinforcing and engineering: There may be specialty engineering required depending upon the type of pool and the soil on the lot.  Also, there may additional reinforcement needed, again, depending upon the type of pool.

Plumbing: Ensure the plumbing included is all that is required. Look for wording which may limit the scope of work to “run/hook up only”.  This may result in additional costs for plumbing.  Also, ensure gas and electric are included.

Soil surveys and reports:  Your locality may not require a soils survey or report, however it is almost always a good idea to have at least one of these, if not both.

Shotcrete/gunite:  While an estimate for these materials may not be exact, it is a good idea to have some type of estimate in the contract.  Be careful if the estimate includes a limit on the amount of gunite or shotcrete.

Coping and tile:  While these are usually included, ensure what is included is labeled and that detailed costs are explained.  These should include cost per unit and how much the contract allows.

Bonding grid: This item is often forgotten in a contract, however almost every locality will require that some sort of bonding be used to directly connect the pool to the surrounding decking.

These are a few of the possible hidden costs that should always be spelled out in a pool installation contract.  Carolina Pool Plastering and their team of professionals will provide an accurate estimate for any new pool installation.

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