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Terribilis
07-17-2005, 07:52 PM
just curious- I really want one and have absolutely no idea how much it would cost...

ZootedGranny
07-17-2005, 08:08 PM
No, but Buckethead rocks.

Rain Man
07-17-2005, 08:10 PM
I can't imagine that it's cheap. I just got a bid to build a 100 sq. ft. back porch on our house, and the foundation costs alone were priced at over $15,000. I ain't building no porch.

Stinger
07-17-2005, 08:14 PM
I can't imagine that it's cheap. I just got a bid to build a 100 sq. ft. back porch on our house, and the foundation costs alone were priced at over $15,000. I ain't building no porch.

I believe that high a price is due to auto insurance costs, incase the contracter/forman goes to Mexico with you.

Pitt Gorilla
07-17-2005, 08:17 PM
I can't imagine that it's cheap. I just got a bid to build a 100 sq. ft. back porch on our house, and the foundation costs alone were priced at over $15,000. I ain't building no porch.
Build your own porch for around $500.

Jenny Gump
07-17-2005, 08:20 PM
I had one put in, with my first husband. It was around $12,000 if I remember right. Pain in the ass to keep running though.

Miles
07-17-2005, 08:22 PM
With an above the ground pool you could paint some flames on it. It's like your pool is tearing ass around the backyard. But it's staying still.

Brock
07-17-2005, 08:28 PM
10-15k, depending.

Rain Man
07-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Build your own porch for around $500.

Nah. The medical bills would be even higher.


If phobia's out there, he's welcome to give me a bid. My challenge, though, is that my house is in a historic district, so I've got to get all the permits and use a licensed (in Colorado) contractor.

Skip Towne
07-17-2005, 08:49 PM
I had one put in, with my first husband. It was around $12,000 if I remember right. Pain in the ass to keep running though.
Your first husband? You've had more than one?

Skip Towne
07-17-2005, 08:52 PM
I can't imagine that it's cheap. I just got a bid to build a 100 sq. ft. back porch on our house, and the foundation costs alone were priced at over $15,000. I ain't building no porch.
But if you're not building no porch doesn't that mean you are building a porch?

Jenny Gump
07-17-2005, 08:55 PM
Your first husband? You've had more than one?

Just one.

DaKCMan AP
07-17-2005, 08:56 PM
I had one put in, with my first husband. It was around $12,000 if I remember right. Pain in the ass to keep running though.

They now make pools that have filter systems where the pool essentially cleans and takes care of itself.

Terribilis
07-17-2005, 09:06 PM
With an above the ground pool you could paint some flames on it. It's like your pool is tearing ass around the backyard. But it's staying still.
Had an above ground pool, but this damn milkshake kept coming around and screwing it up- and once it filled itself with blood...

Terribilis
07-17-2005, 09:06 PM
No, but Buckethead rocks.
yeah , he has a pretty mouth

Stinger
07-17-2005, 09:08 PM
They now make pools that have filter systems where the pool essentially cleans and takes care of itself.

Hey I've seen those they are useally behind a sign that says Holiday Inn, Marriot, Hilton, etc.

Rain Man
07-17-2005, 09:20 PM
But if you're not building no porch doesn't that mean you are building a porch?

Okay, okay. I ain't not building no porch.

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
07-17-2005, 09:26 PM
My wife and I putting an in-ground pool in right now. Our pool is $25,000 with pebble-tec sheen finish, raised back wall with stack stone face, 2 foot tall columns with 33-inch water wok's spilling water back into the pool.

We have a salt water system...cartridge pump...extended decking...and additional upgrades. Every bid we received was about $27 to $28,500. The company we went with is friends with one of my best friends and did it for $25K including tax.

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
07-17-2005, 09:27 PM
In arizona, a basic pool is about $15K (inc tax) but it has a plaster finish and no upgrades.

Phobia
07-17-2005, 09:30 PM
Nah. The medical bills would be even higher.


If phobia's out there, he's welcome to give me a bid. My challenge, though, is that my house is in a historic district, so I've got to get all the permits and use a licensed (in Colorado) contractor.


I can be discrete and work at night.... in the dark.

Skip Towne
07-17-2005, 09:38 PM
Just one.
Then he is your ex. To call him your first husband indicates there are more husbands.

Skip Towne
07-17-2005, 09:40 PM
Okay, okay. I ain't not building no porch.
Now we're cookin'

morphius
07-17-2005, 09:57 PM
Then he is your ex. To call him your first husband indicates there are more husbands.
Or more on the way...

Brock
07-17-2005, 10:02 PM
They now make pools that have filter systems where the pool essentially cleans and takes care of itself.

Ha.

Terribilis
07-17-2005, 10:12 PM
My wife and I putting an in-ground pool in right now. Our pool is $25,000 with pebble-tec sheen finish, raised back wall with stack stone face, 2 foot tall columns with 33-inch water wok's spilling water back into the pool.

We have a salt water system...cartridge pump...extended decking...and additional upgrades. Every bid we received was about $27 to $28,500. The company we went with is friends with one of my best friends and did it for $25K including tax.
yeah I think thats about what I had in mind :hmmm:

ChiTown
07-17-2005, 10:15 PM
You mean like a cement pond?

J Diddy
07-17-2005, 10:17 PM
I can be discrete and work at night.... in the dark.


Your sure your thumbs can take that?

StcChief
07-17-2005, 11:13 PM
A friend of mine is doing it. Ordering the vinyl pool tub from Fla company $8K and shipping ~$1K (not sure who it is)

Having their own hole done by high lift guy and concrete deck around it. $15K

This is half the cost is half what a company bid it.

schneider221
07-17-2005, 11:59 PM
They now make pools that have filter systems where the pool essentially cleans and takes care of itself.

I wish, i work at a pool store in the local kc area and while they do have stuff that reduces work on the pool it hardly takes care of itself. My advice when looking into any type of pool is just think yes bigger may be better but the bigger it is the more work it takes and alot more money. Now if i had my dream pool it would be some sort of random shape with a 9ft diving end and a 3-6 sport end around 40,000gls. Most inground pools in johnson county run 13-30 thousand gls with a few huge ones scattered around mainly in leawood. My pool would have a salt generator which cuts down on cost of chlorine, a big sand filter(there are better systems that filter better, like a cartridge system or DE filter, but they take alot more work and just aren't as user friendly.)

A piece of advice for any pool owners...unless you own a above ground less then 15,000gls of water stay away from any non-chlorine product ie. baquacil or softswim, it may look nice but it cost a shit ton more money and in the long run will make u do more work.

If anyone has any question about certain stuff you can ask me on the thread or PM me...also if you are in the KC area i can give u some good inground builders names to start with.

Logical
07-18-2005, 12:08 AM
Out here it runs between 30 and 50 grand for pools that are not extravagant depending on size.

Pools are a pain in the ass to maintain (I know), so unless you are sure you are going to use it a lot, this is something I would recommend you think twice about doing.

philfree
07-18-2005, 03:00 AM
I lived next to some folks that deciced to have an inground installed and I watched them have the summer from hell. I moved and we decided to get an above ground pool installed. 18' x 33'. It took about three days for the actual pool to be erected and filled. That consisted of some leveling, adding a sand base, erecting the pool, hooking up the filter and filling the pool along with the 1st dose of chems. It was $3,700.00 dollars to get to that point. But like it said it took 3 days max to reach that point. It was a piece of cake. Of course I had to put in a deck and it cost more then the pool. I've had little trouble with my pool and if checking the chlorine and ph is to much maintenance then...well life is probably to difficult too. Before you do the inground thing IMO you should ivestigate the above ground pools. The spa I purchased to set on the deck cost about $1,500.00 more then the pool. I've got less then $15,000.00 invested in my pool/deck and spa. I couldn't be happier with the way it worked out for me.

PhilFree:arrow: