COSTS WITH CERTAINTY


COSTS WITH CERTAINTY

At RiverMist Pools, our goal is to implement integrity, honesty, and transparency into all aspects of our design, sales, constructions, customer support processes.  The founding premise of RiverMist Pools was and will always be to treat people the way we, ourselves, want to be treated and to always do exactly what we say we will do. 

When we offer a price for a stated scope of work; that price will not change for that unchanged scope of work.   Simply stated, that is cost with certainty

Our customers are guaranteed:

  • Transparent line-item bid process
  • Disclosure of upgrade options prior to finalizing price
  • No hidden fees

The above operating procedures help us ensure a better experience for our customers.

  • Our customers will know exactly what is included in their price without the use of generalizations or ambiguity. We also require our customers to review and approve construction plans prior to commencement of construction. This gives our customer a second opportunity to ensure expectations and understandings are fully disclosed and included resulting in a pleasant construction process for all parties.
  • We do NOT attempt to lure customers with low price only to up sell them after the sale. This only results in delays, unexpected out-of-pocket cash payments, and an unsatisfied customer. At RiverMist, we are intentional to educate our customers of upgrade options and associated costs throughout the design process.
  • An example of hidden fees, especially for the Midlothian area, is “Rock Time”. Rock time is an hourly fee that applies when rock is encountered during the pool dig. This places the customer completely at the mercy of the excavator and pool builder for how many hours of rock time will be charged. The average rock time charge is $300 - $400 per hour.
  • Customers of RiverMist Pools will NOT incur any hidden or open-ended fees, including Rock Time.
  • Costs with Certainty is our way of respecting our customers with integrity and honesty!

HOW MUCH DOES A POOL COST?

A guaranteed price cannot be offered until the design process has been completed.  We do enjoy being helpful and educational to our customers.   Below are guidelines for expected costs:

Entry Level Pool

Entry Level Play Pool (Up to 6' Depth) $34K - $38K
Average Size Play Pool W/ Some Upgrades $40K - $50K
Large Size Play Pool W/ Upgrades $50K - $65K
Add Spa Package $12.5K - $14.5K

Basic Diver Pool

Basic Diver Pool $42K - $48K
Average Diver W/ Some Upgrades $50K - $58K
Large Diver W/ Upgrades $60K - $70K
Add Spa Package $12.5K - $14.5K

Other Items

Waterfalls $2.5K - UNLIMITED
Standard 2-3 Person Grotto (6-8 Tons) $8.5K - $11K
Medium Size Grotto (8-12 Tons) $11K - $15.5K
Large Grotto (16-20 Tons) $20.5K - $25K
Grotto Slide Combo $20K+
Stand Alone Slides $3K - $6K
Scupper / Sheer Descent Features $400 - $600 Per Feature (Excludes Pump If Required)
Water Bowls $1,200 - $1,800 Per Bowl (Excludes Pump If Required)
Fire Bowls $2,995+ Per Bowl (Dependent On Gas Source & Length Of Gas Runs)

***The above prices are guidelines only.  There are many factors that impact cost of construction including but not limited to access, location of utilities, irrigation systems, and elevation changes. Exact prices cannot be giving until a site visit and design is completed.

SEMI CUSTOM BASIC DESIGNS & ESTIMATED COSTS

Base Price - Under $40k!

Pick your desired design and customize with entry steps, tan ledges, spas and water features.

THE SERENITY

Pool Perimeter: 73'
Pool Surface Area: 342 SF

Base Price: $37,000

THE CAPRI

Pool Perimeter: 74'
Pool Surface Area: 376 SF

Base Price: $38,000

THE DAY DREAM

Pool Perimeter: 75'
Pool Surface Area: 360 SF

Base Price: $37,700

THE OASIS

Pool Perimeter: 77'
Pool Surface Area: 336 SF

Base Price: $37,500

THE COSMOPOLITAN

Pool Perimeter: 80'
Pool Surface Area: 364 SF

Base Price: $38,400

THE DEL MAR

Pool Perimeter: 81'
Pool Surface Area: 405 SF

Base Price: $39,500

Examples of Medium Size Custom Pools

All aspects of pool shape, entries, ledges, and features are custom designed.

PERIMETER: 88'

Pool Surface Area: 469 SF

Base Price: $41,900

PERIMETER: 96'

Pool Surface Area: 558 SF

Base Price: $44,800

PERIMETER: 93'

Pool Surface Area: 487 SF

Base Price: $42,900

PERIMETER: 96'

Pool Surface Area: 512 SF

Base Price: $44,000

Examples of Large Custom Pools

All aspects of pool shape, entries, ledges, and features are custom designed.

PERIMETER: 101'

Pool Surface Area: 572 SF

Base Price: $46,500

PERIMETER: 120'

Pool Surface Area: 788 SF

Base Price: $54,000

PERIMETER: 120'

Pool Surface Area: 800 SF

Base Price: $54,300

Base Packages Include:

Standard Excavation (Requires Backyard Access for Trac Machine and Dump Truck) , Standard Flagstone Coping, Standard 6 x 6 Waterline Tile, White Plaster, Energy Efficient Equipment Package (VS Pump, Filter, 2 Venturi Skimmers, 1 LED Light, Chlorinator, WIFI Controller), Equipment Pad Up To 40’ From Pool, 100’ Electrical Run GFIC Plug At Equipment, Customized Entries/Sitting Ledges/Tan Ledges, 400 SF of Standard Finish, Concrete Decking (Broom, Textured, Salt, Washed Aggregate), Permit Fees, All Sales Taxes, Fence Removal and Re-install Same (When Required for Access), Fill Line To House Spigot Overflow Line, Construction Clean-up and Final Grade, Basic Pool Maintenance Tools (Brush/Leaf Net/ Test Kit), Start Up Chemicals, and Pool School.

Common Added Costs:

Sprinkler Reroute, Sod Replacement, Raised Beams/Retaining Walls (as may be required), Additional Deck Drains and Gutter Tie-Ins (may be required), Non-Standard Excavation Costs (when track machine and/or dump truck can’t access pool location), Electrical Sub Panel (if existing panel is full), Fencing, Soil Stabilization (Chemical Injections For Clay Soils), Additional Plumbing Costs When Equipment Greater Than 40 LF From Pool, and WIFI Extenders.

Less Common Added Costs:

Septic System Modifications, Relocation of Underground Utilities, Project-Specific Engineering Costs, Piers, French drains, Box Drains, and House Gutters (highly recommended for homes without rain gutters).