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Backyard renovations Where to start?

Very new to the renovation gig. Just kinda rolling with equipment repairs, deck repairs and pool resurfacing, and new tile.

I was on a leak detection service call today and the best fix here is resurfacing the pool.  I asked her how she felt about having the pool resurfaced instead of patching the jets, skimmers, etc, and maybe even repainting the deck.  Boy did I open up a can of, "OMG what did I just get myself into."  She goes inside and comes back with a picture she took of a Parade of Homes spillover spa. Says to me, this is what we want.  How long till we can swim? I was and am still floored.   She wants the whole thing, new deck, new resurface, new tile, add a spillover spa all dressed up and wrapped in stacked stone, a fire pit and a water feature maybe a small garden pond with a few KOI.  She tells me financing the project wont be necessary, theyve been saving up for this for years and this leak detection service call was the straw that broke the camel's back. "Its time to do this, what do you think would look best?" she tells me. I left there thinking....oh crap.

I thought where/ how do I/ what can I give to this customer as well as others to get them to start thinking about a project(s) like this. Is an Idea book a good place to start? Which one, what should I not show them?

Your thoughts, comments, and suggestions are most welcome.


     "I fix broken pools, spas, and hot tubs"

Florida Leisure Pool & Spa

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It's 2010, so now what?

If you're reading this then you have probably survived 2009. So now what? Are you in still in survival mode? Are you out there "Killing it and Dragging it home?"What worked in 2009 and will you continue that path for 2010?What didn't work in 2009 and will you continue that process?What is it that you wish for in regards to your pool business for 2010?Its not falling apart is it? Is it falling into place as part of the grand master plan?No right/wrong one word or one page answers, I was just sitting here thinking about the fact that I'm at my desk on a rainy morning. I've got a couple of proposals for large repair projects, and customer authorizations to get back toKeep at it and I'll see you at the top.-JeremyI fix broken pools, spas, and hot tubsFlorida Leisure Pool &
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