Pool Builders in BCS and your experience

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JR Ewing
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Bumped for more input!
happyinBCS
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What is the name of the concrete guy that poured your deck?
aggiepaintrain
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Tucker
happyinBCS
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anyway to contact him
aggiepaintrain
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Tucker Construction
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JR Ewing
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Thanks to all for the feedback. Our plan is to utilize a landscape architect to develop exactly what we want with our backyard and then have these companies provide bids. We will then use your feedback to develop a matrix of pros and cons. Will post pics within the next year, hopefully...
panduh bear
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I would only caution that you ought to find a LA that has experience with pool construction. They will often draw something that looks amazing but bids significantly higher than you might expect.

It's a good idea to figure out what sort of budget you'd like to spend for each part of the project, then have the companies bid into your range.

I like the idea of having a concept but know that they'll draw to fit the space and not necessarily what might be practical from a budget standpoint.

Good luck with your project! I hope it turns out beautifully!
JR Ewing
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Thanks Panduh!
RGRAg1/75
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Bumping this again. Any more anecdotes/experiences are appreciated. We're talking to 4: Mobley, Sunshine, Pool Guy and Polar Bear. All positive interactions so far, which has made the process more difficult than we expected.

Polar Bear is definitely the most "green" in terms of length of time they've been building pools under that company name, but they seem to have their stuff together. Mobley is definitely the most old school, but his reputation is well documented. Really nice gentleman. Pool Guy is bristly, but responsive and creative. Sunshine's sales rep was impressive, but some of their negative feedback (I understand most of it is under previous owner, but....) is worriesome.
EBrazosAg
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Got no dog in the hunt .... but looking at your post, do you really understand how bad a bad pool job can go? I've had friends who have had issues that ended up costing multiples of the pool cost with visits to the courtroom and many years of problems. So if you feel uncertain just say no.
RGRAg1/75
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EBrazosAg said:

Got no dog in the hunt .... but looking at your post, do you really understand how bad a bad pool job can go? I've had friends who have had issues that ended up costing multiples of the pool cost with visits to the courtroom and many years of problems. So if you feel uncertain just say no.

I guess this was in response to my post. I don't. This is our first build. Which is why I'm here asking for more input.

I like all of them but have read a couple of negatives on this thread, but some are dated and more input is welcome. Do you know who did your friends pool that had so many issues?
EBrazosAg
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I know it wasn't Mobley. This was probably 15 yr ago. But it was sobering. Pool leaking into space between pool and house, floating house foundation, forensic engineering... it goes on. May have been over 4 years and +200k by the end if not more. Convinced me by aversion to pools was wise. And that building one right in the first place was key !
ukbb2003
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Ask each one to take you to a pool they are doing in the different stages. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples on the structure of the pool.
JR Ewing
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Bump...for update. Also, Panduh, you were right on the LA...I quit counting when the cost of their design got above $150K and climbing. So, we paused our project prior to this year, but I'm looking for the super reliable pool builders and personal experiences again... Mobley is definitely on my list, and his reputation is clearly tops on this thread. Curious if anyone has tried PolarBearPools and Patios. Also, anyone have any experiences with the Pool Guy? Looking to launch in January...TIA again...
Hyacinth
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Swimming Pool Solutions is reliable and builds top notch pools with over 15 years experience. Will build it right the first time and stands by his work.
Slocum on a mobile
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We bought a house with a pool already. I let someone else eat the cost of putting it in. You never get your money back out of a pool. Maybe 1/3 of the cost to put it in.

We have used Clear Water Pools for our maintenance and repair work and we have been very happy with them.
KaneIsAble
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Such original input / thanks for sharing and adding to the thread
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