Install an above gruond pool

I came across a great deal ($50) for a used above ground pool. It appears to be a 24 foot round model with a thru the wall skimmer and sand filter. My back yard has a definite grade so as much as 2 foot of dirt will need to be moved. I got a price of $850 for the backhoe work to level the spot and to set up the pool. I realize labor prices are greatly different across the country, but does this sound reasonable.
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$50. is a GREAT price for the pool!!! HAve you considered maybe renting a backhoe and doing it yourself? Also, don't forget to add in cost on the sand that you will need to have delivered/poured to go under the pool. If installing the pool yourself, make sure you get some good pointers first. I had mine installed by pro's, and it looks great. I have seen a couple that wasn't carefully thought thru before they installed themselves, and it isn't a good sight! Then again, I have seen some that were installed by the owners and they look just fine.
GOOD LUCK & Happy Swimming!!!
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It sounds reasonable to me. I paid $1000.00 for the same grade except I have an 18'x33' oval pool.
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Check your home insurance. Determine if there will be an extra liability cost because of the pool. Also check any local ordinances that require your pool property to be secured/locked. Requirements differ greatly from country to country, state to state, municipality to municipality etc. Regardless; you will wish to avoid an accident? For example; two liitle boys drowned in a backyard pool which they entered and used without permiission while the homeowner was not present but to which they had unlocked access from the public street! And yes; all the questions could be asked about why two under ten age children were not under the direct supervision/care of an adult or other member of their family at the time! But it happened. Take care.
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