I am just starting to solicit bids for pool construction. I live in Marin County north of San Francisco (where construction costs are always high!) I'm planning an in-ground gunite pool that is an irregular L shape with an attached spa. The size is:
pool - 30' long, 10'x10' on one end and the rest is 20'x7'
spa - 4'x7', same level as pool but with raised coping
I've requested these items as part of the bid:
quartz or pebble surface finish with 1x1 tile edging
stamped concrete decking/coping (large patio plus down the side of the house - a lot of concrete)
salt water system
in-floor pop-up cleaners
This job will also require breaking up existing stone patio and concrete. A small tractor will be needed due to small size of yard entry.
I received my first quote from Blue Haven in Sonoma. I almost choked when I saw the price. The "base" was only $38,000. But, adding on all my requirements jacked it up to $82,000!
Of course, I will be getting more bids, but, I'd like to hear from others in the Bay Area to find out if this is normal pricing.