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Old 04-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #16
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the only thing that sticks out in my mind is the low life P.O.S contractor who screwed this woman over.yes i know all the stuff bout needing a contract and contacting this person and that person, but most people dont know, and rely on a PROFESSIONAL to act professionally, I know so many great contractors and of course i know some shady ones, To bad to this lady

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Old 04-29-2011, 01:03 PM   #17
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MJW,majority of homeowners are not competent in the manor of stuff like that, thats why they pay a professional.Because she does not know how to install a pool, or what ordinances she must follow doesnt mean she shouldnt have a pool if she wants one, not being argumentive with you at all so please dont take it that way
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:21 AM   #18
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More info from the homeowner: The contractor was a good $3000 less than the next lowest pool bid, so she went with them. NO, she did not check to see if they had a license, the truck the original guy came out in was new and had his sign on the door. Doesn't mean a thing, does it? Granted, she does have a septic system so the pool had to be over to one side of the yard, but the contractor should have checked the local ordinances as to how close to a property line. But then again--he's an unscrupulous contractor at that. Our City water department does not give any breaks on water usage as for filling a pool, what goes through the meter has to be paid for. Being as she has this septic system, no sewer bill. She did contact an attorney as to what to do with this contractor. He is not licensed in our County, he is licensed in a County 60 miles from here. This will cost her several thousand dollars to pursue suing this contractor, and what would she get in the long run? The County inspector will not allow her to fill the pool until she applies for a variance on the distance her pool decking is from the property line. Her next door neighbor has agreed to sign papers stating he has no problem with the pool being so close to the property line. The concrete decking of the pool is within four (4) feet of the property line, is elevated, therefore the "rainwater" runoff is the problem. Lesson learned here, maybe.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:35 AM   #19
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The contractor probably counts on the fact that people can't afford to sue him and gets away with a lot of bad work.

I hope it all goes well for her. It's nice that her neighbor is so helpful. I'm sure they've already thought of this, but is there a way to slope the ground differently and/or add some kind of drainage system so that water doesn't drain into the neighbors yard?
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #20
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Where I live, we pay a sewer service charge based on our water consumption.
So, even if we don't use the sewer for water disposal (water lawns, fill pools etc) we have to pay the sewer charge.
So for us, its much cheaper to have the water trucked in.

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