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Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:44:49 PM »
Looking for a landscape/pool contractor for a large job.  I am more concerned with quality vs price.  Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 10:35:44 PM »
These guys do good work if you got the coin:
https://bayrichconstruction.com

I see they had a 1 Star Yelp review but it’s mostly complaining about them being slow, not about bad quality.

I saw a house they did in Yorba Linda, awesome front and back yard with big pool, cost $250k total I think.

One of my favorite yards is the odd shaped view lot Alta (or Bella) Vista model with the huge pool and sunken bbq area.  If I had unlimited budget I’d try to find out who did that one.  Not sure if the sales office is still open there.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 07:49:03 AM »
If you are looking for quality and less concerned about price then hire a good landscape architect.  The architect will have referrals to quality contractors.  Even the high end contractors tend to rehash old designs they've done before.  With a landscape architect you get something original designed for you with your preferences in mind.  Most importantly, you'll be able to get multiple construction bids on the same design which is impossible with a design created by a contractor. 

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 08:52:16 AM »
These guys do good work if you got the coin:
https://bayrichconstruction.com

I see they had a 1 Star Yelp review but it’s mostly complaining about them being slow, not about bad quality.

I saw a house they did in Yorba Linda, awesome front and back yard with big pool, cost $250k total I think.

One of my favorite yards is the odd shaped view lot Alta (or Bella) Vista model with the huge pool and sunken bbq area.  If I had unlimited budget I’d try to find out who did that one.  Not sure if the sales office is still open there.

Thanks.  I actually just bought in Bella Vista, the sales office gave me the referral to the group that did that pool in Alta Vista.  Meeting with them this week, just wanted a few other opinions.   I got lucky and got a really large lot and looking to do something special.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 03:40:59 PM »
These guys do good work if you got the coin:
https://bayrichconstruction.com

I see they had a 1 Star Yelp review but it’s mostly complaining about them being slow, not about bad quality.

I saw a house they did in Yorba Linda, awesome front and back yard with big pool, cost $250k total I think.

One of my favorite yards is the odd shaped view lot Alta (or Bella) Vista model with the huge pool and sunken bbq area.  If I had unlimited budget I’d try to find out who did that one.  Not sure if the sales office is still open there.

Thanks.  I actually just bought in Bella Vista, the sales office gave me the referral to the group that did that pool in Alta Vista.  Meeting with them this week, just wanted a few other opinions.   I got lucky and got a really large lot and looking to do something special.

Can you email/PM me the name of that contractor?  I'm looking to redo my front and rear landscaping plus I have 2-3 other clients who I can refer them to landscaping so maybe we can get a group deal.
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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 12:01:24 AM »
Looking for a landscape/pool contractor for a large job.  I am more concerned with quality vs price.  Any recommendations would be appreciated.

I highly recommend Swan Pools. Used them in 2016 and it was a great experience from start to finish.
Make sure to ask for Domi as your designer. He is awesome.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/swan-pools-lake-forest?utm_campaign=www_business_share_popup&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=(direct)

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 11:29:54 AM »
Is it really worth to have a pool though? I personally would rather just build an additional studio or a man cave or something if there was enough space in our yard. I heard those who have a pool rarely use it and it's painful to maintain. Thoughts?

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 05:28:17 PM »
It's a blessing for some, and a curse for others.  It is (and will be) what you make of it.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 10:01:17 PM »
Is it really worth to have a pool though? I personally would rather just build an additional studio or a man cave or something if there was enough space in our yard. I heard those who have a pool rarely use it and it's painful to maintain. Thoughts?

Tired of using the Irvine community pools, where people invite their 60 member extended family and take over the entire area, BBQ, and leave trash and bones everywhere.

I will use the pool a lot and the hot tub everyday.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2019, 10:56:09 PM »
If you are looking for quality and less concerned about price then hire a good landscape architect.  The architect will have referrals to quality contractors.  Even the high end contractors tend to rehash old designs they've done before.  With a landscape architect you get something original designed for you with your preferences in mind.  Most importantly, you'll be able to get multiple construction bids on the same design which is impossible with a design created by a contractor.

Agreed on the value of hiring a good architect.... In my neighborhood you can tell who hired an architect and who didn't and it makes a big difference and you are right the good architects who have been around a while will know which contractors are good to work with and not.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2019, 12:25:21 AM »
Is it really worth to have a pool though? I personally would rather just build an additional studio or a man cave or something if there was enough space in our yard. I heard those who have a pool rarely use it and it's painful to maintain. Thoughts?

Worth is very hard to define. If we are talking just re-sale value, I think a properly done pool can add value especially for higher end homes.

In terms of use, I do use the spa more than the pool. But the pool and the water feature are eye candy even if you do not use it.

Salt water pools w/ pebble tec are becoming more of a trend. They are a lot easier to maintain than your traditional pools w/ white plaster.

Costs about $100 a month to hire pool maintenance company.

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2019, 10:29:01 AM »
Southwinds/Legends. I've seen some of the larger yards in TR and they were great but not cheap. Who did the Alta Vista yards?

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2019, 07:06:35 PM »
Southwinds/Legends. I've seen some of the larger yards in TR and they were great but not cheap. Who did the Alta Vista yards?

Land Creative, landscape architects designed Alta Vista yards, they do a lot of Toll Brothers model homes


Splash Pools did the construction

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2019, 04:09:01 PM »
If you are looking for quality and less concerned about price then hire a good landscape architect.  The architect will have referrals to quality contractors.  Even the high end contractors tend to rehash old designs they've done before.  With a landscape architect you get something original designed for you with your preferences in mind.  Most importantly, you'll be able to get multiple construction bids on the same design which is impossible with a design created by a contractor.

^^100% this.  We hired Land Concern as our landscape architect for our backyard landscape job, and though our lot is not as big as others in OH, when we bid our architectural plans, we selected the ones who were confident they could execute to the detail everything that was proposed.  As a matter of fact, when Keystone, the property management group for OH, received my landscape architecture plans, they were blown away at the level of detail provided.  That said, if you want to put your best foot forward for landscaping, start with a great landscape architect. 

Land Concern is regarded by many in the real estate industry, as some of the best in the business.  http://landconcern.com/

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Re: Looking for high end landscape/pool contractor
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2019, 04:17:04 PM »
Is it really worth to have a pool though? I personally would rather just build an additional studio or a man cave or something if there was enough space in our yard. I heard those who have a pool rarely use it and it's painful to maintain. Thoughts?

It all depends. But in most cases may not be part of the MAX ROI equation. However, if you have a multimillion dollar home it may be expected to have a pool.

 

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