I have to admit, after reading this review of National Pool Wholesalers, I was extremely weary of ordering from them. However, after shopping around from multiple vendors, I simply couldn't find a vendor that could beat their price on the pool I wanted. After a little back and forth with the wife, we decided that we would charge the pool on our mileage card, which has excellent buyer protection and if things went south, we would simply contest the charges. So, on June 10th, we placed our order and just this morning I was notified that it has been shipped. I was extremely shocked that their tracking system showed the boxing of my pallet from start to finish (pictures included). Each of the thumbnails in the tracking page are enlargeable so I can examine them closer and sure enough, everything in my order appears complete. I can't give an honest review until I actually receive the goods, but I can certainly comment on the way they have handled the logistics up to this point. I have nearly 4 years of hands on logistics industry experience and can attest that this type of customer information isn't the norm in the logistics industry. The company I worked for did top-notch work, but we were never asked to photograph our 3rd party client orders for proof of packing. We did warehousing and pack-n-pick for warehousing customers. Perhaps it's to keep their carrier in check due to past claims ... regardless, to me, it's very reassuring!
I will keep everyone updated as to the order process when the freight arrives and also on the build in my own build thread. Wish me luck ... I just finished putting in for the next 2 weeks off work so I can get this done along with like 3 other things ... worse than a staycation, a working staycation