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Old 06-25-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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Since the most recent thread on this topic has devolved into a debate about pool pumps and who is right and who is wrong, I'm posting this as a new thread.

I just bought a house in the Las Vegas valley (I'm moving from Virginia) and I am going to be getting bids on a pool. After reading all the posts here, I'm wondering now if I can afford to do it! Has anyone here put in just a basic, rectangular pool without a spa and all the fancy waterfalls, rocks, grottos stuff? If so, what did you pay for it? And what pool contractor is reputable, doesn't add on things you don't really need, builds a quality product, and shows up when they say they will? I'm concerned about getting the best quality for my money, of course, and I actually want to be able to swim in my pool.

I also want to do a landscaping plan, any suggestions for that? Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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My pool was built about ten years ago, so figure that into the price. I have a small Las Vegas-sized yard, so I couldn't build a very big pool. Blue Haven designed and built my pool (about 7x17 feet) for about $20K. Knowing what I know now I would have skipped the ionizer, which was pretty much useless, and the solar water heater on the roof, which I finally just capped off because I got tired of spending money on repairs.

I had issues with timely completion - but the economy was much better then and pool contractors were a lot busier. Most pool companies will subcontract out some of the work, so bear that in mind.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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Since the most recent thread on this topic has devolved into a debate about pool pumps and who is right and who is wrong, I'm posting this as a new thread.

I just bought a house in the Las Vegas valley (I'm moving from Virginia) and I am going to be getting bids on a pool. After reading all the posts here, I'm wondering now if I can afford to do it! Has anyone here put in just a basic, rectangular pool without a spa and all the fancy waterfalls, rocks, grottos stuff? If so, what did you pay for it? And what pool contractor is reputable, doesn't add on things you don't really need, builds a quality product, and shows up when they say they will? I'm concerned about getting the best quality for my money, of course, and I actually want to be able to swim in my pool.

I also want to do a landscaping plan, any suggestions for that? Thanks!
i think renaissance can do a pool for about 20k.. they dig a hole and drop it in...
blue haven advertises for 20k but there is no such thing.. and they are the worst in vegas in my opinion...

i think the pool prices are rising... in my opinion, for a decent pool you are going to spend 25-35k without a spa...
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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airics is correct "25-35k without a spa"...
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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And don't put in a pool without a spa...got to be 70% of the utility in that little add-on.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Arizona/Nevada
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I paid 34K for a 31x35 pool/spa last April built by a company that one poster would probably not recommend.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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If you've got plenty of access to get a large machine into your yard to do the excavation, and you don't live in an area with rock or caliche, you can get a small, basic pool for around $20k. Most starter packages will include a pool up to 65-70 perimeter feet (measure all sides of your rectangle and add them together) so roughly 15x20 or 10x25.

I worked for Anthony-Sylvan Pools when I lived there in the late 90's and they built a good pool for a reasonable price. They're not as big as they once were, so you'll probably be able to avoid the biggest complaint we always had, which was "I was one of over 600 pools they build every year- I got lost in the shuffle".
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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I was just talking to a pool supply store here in Canada and was told 40-70K and to repair our plaster one 35K (no edging or landscaping)
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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If you've got plenty of access to get a large machine into your yard to do the excavation, and you don't live in an area with rock or caliche, you can get a small, basic pool for around $20k. Most starter packages will include a pool up to 65-70 perimeter feet (measure all sides of your rectangle and add them together) so roughly 15x20 or 10x25.

I worked for Anthony-Sylvan Pools when I lived there in the late 90's and they built a good pool for a reasonable price. They're not as big as they once were, so you'll probably be able to avoid the biggest complaint we always had, which was "I was one of over 600 pools they build every year- I got lost in the shuffle".
20k is a myth.. that's what they advertise.. not what they build...
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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And don't put in a pool without a spa...got to be 70% of the utility in that little add-on.
Agree 100%. We purchased last summer and moved in last fall. We used our Spa throughout the winter heating the water from 55/60deg to 103deg within 30minutes. I was also amazed that the gas bill was very reasonable.
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