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Old 02-22-2007, 08:37 PM   #1
 
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Which Is More In Demand In Your Area? Concrete/vinyl/fiberglass?


concrete or gunite

vinyl

fiberglass


which is more in demand in your area
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:41 PM   #2
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Re: Which Is More In Demand In Your Area? Concrete/vinyl/fiberglass?


All that I have seen is gunite/in-ground. I also see that we could use some decent contractors. EVERY job that I've been on in the past 2 yrs. has had some sort of major pool issue.

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All that I have seen is gunite/in-ground. I also see that we could use some decent contractors. EVERY job that I've been on in the past 2 yrs. has had some sort of major pool issue.
yeah ... you've got one area in Central Florida that has a decent vinyl market ...


(im talkin all in-ground btw ... some folks hear vinyl and think aboveground)



i did use to work for a builder who on one project we built an aboveground gunite --- technically, it was in mid air

NOW THAT WAS COOL


I'd love to get a project like that ... but I got some years to go I think before I'd have the confidence in overseeing one like that.

It was crazy
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In a 30 mile radius,, i'd have to say 75% liner, 25% concrete. Almost no fiberglass UNTIL NOW!!!

60 miles south of me your in one of the riches town in America. Ride the helicopter to work type of money. We all know what type of pools they have there.
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In a 30 mile radius,, i'd have to say 75% liner, 25% concrete. Almost no fiberglass UNTIL NOW!!!

60 miles south of me your in one of the riches town in America. Ride the helicopter to work type of money. We all know what type of pools they have there.
I figured liner was tops ...

Ray -- why is it that liners are more popular in the North???

the reason ive always heard is cuz of freeze/thaw ... but maybe that's baloney

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Rusk - are you on the coast?? Anytime I go to the beach (which is like um, never in pool land) or travel near the coast --- that's when I start seeing the big shells sittin out in front of the stores
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I am not near the coast. But i have a home show next weekend 2 hours 30 minutes south by the beach. Fiberglass is HUGE on the coast. So i got to travel.

Your overhead thread got me thinking. I got to put more pools in than i though to make the numbers work.

Most of the leads i get from my manufacture are from south jersey. But most of those people are flakey and i havn't met with them yet. Especially after they tell me the quotes san juan gave them. I can't compete with the one day install guys yet.
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I actually cant wait to get some display shells out in key spots.

Big investment though. Got to find land owners in the right spots to rent me some space.

I also want to put the 2x7 display pools in a couple malls.
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Rusk -

im gonna re-write the overhead thread ...


it was not communicated properly --- and I've talked to a couple people and was able to make sense

hopefully you'll see what i mean

(cuz if anything ... it certainly pertains to our type of business)



what im saying is --- don't start drawing too many conclusions from it --- if I wrap up what I gotta wrap up, ill write it tonight (or this morning, the way things are lookin )







Rusk - one reason I can't get a fiber install to save my life is cuz I'm just bidding them too high ---- I'm way off from the competition



They're in and out by the time I can pull the permit, lol (well, it's not that funny actually)
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Thats what i am saying. We got some companies (close to the coast) installer cheaper grade pools. There pools are cheaper then mine and made closer then TX. Saves them a ton on shipping.

I've seen one guy who makes the homeowner get the whole dug. Then He tows the tool to the site with a boom truck and has another truck tow a skid steer.

5 guys in and out in 1 day.

Those guys have to do a ton of pools to make any money though.

Thats not the market i want.
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oh jeez rusk i thin i i know him (dig your own hole) he & his son right?

yea dirt technically liner pools are flexible so the work well up here,
market up here is 50/50..

teetor wont see to many liners as UV is the killer

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