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Time it takes to build: Dig to swim: Varies based on scope of project, your contractor and things out of everyone’s control.
- Time of year – always a good time
- Rainy season vs. holiday (delays)
Permits / Inspections – Permits will be pulled by your contractor and inspections scheduled as necessary. A contractor cannot guarantee they can get an inspector to come out the moment they have completed a portion of the project that requires an inspection.
Weather – One day of rain can delay a week plus. If forecast is for rain it can still affect progress.
Change orders / materials – Any time you change what you want for the project, including materials and finishes, the project will be delayed and additional costs may be incurred.
Production – should be based on weekly progress, not daily
Utilities – When digging, waterline, utilities many underground, obstructions not able to be located, old sewer lines, septics, etc. – Speak with your contractor to understand what possible delays and costs could be incurred if an issue arises.
Access – What is required beyond ability to get in the backyard – what is around the project
Cost – Depending on scope of project. From a minimum basic pool of $40,000 and up
Contracts – Ask questions and be sure you understand what you are agreeing to. Payment terms / conditions
What’s excluded: general underground / soil / utility / access