So, after lots of questions and hanging out here...throw in the obligatory delays and today was day 1 of our build....and boy was it an eventful day.
Shot of the backyard prior to the dig.....you can see the flags marking the outline of the pool.
Well, about 90 minutes into the dig and POP...yup, hit a primary electric line feeding a neighbors house...yes Miss Utility was called, yes their contractor failed to mark the power line, No, they are not responsible to fix! Turns out that the PB called and did the survey back in Aug before the delays....well turns out in Maryland that your "ticket" for digging is only valid for 12 days...if you hit something within those days....its on them. Hit something outside of those days and its on you - the homeowner! Well, it ain't going to be on me...so I throw it back on the PB stating they should have known about the 12 day rule and therefore it's their fault.
Now electric has to be re-routed around pool and while I don't have a cost, the electric companies designer ball parks it @ 10K.....yeah, I'm not paying it...so now we wait and see how PB will react to this. They haven't called me back today (after this happened there was a fury of calls to find out who to blame) now that it appears PB is at fault I haven't heard word one...my guess is they are having their legal team review the fine print to show that this is somehow my fault and responsibiltiy. Only good news is I haven't paid a dime besides deposit, and after today's dig I owe them 30K...I'm not sending a dime until the relocation is ironed out so I wait.
More pics of the dig....
Starting to lay the form:
Dig and electrical splice (temp to get neighbor back up) complete
Close up of gigantic tanning ledge - 144sqf
Total pool is 40x20 (at widest part) and 650sqft not counting the tanning ledge.
Now I will say, PB hasn't done anything to me wrong, yet...I just feel it's coming. I'm not throwing them under the bus and do hope they do the right thing...time will tell. For now, pool is completely on hold until the line is relocated, so PB it's your move
Anyway, even though the day was hectic and troubling.....we are glad to have gotten underway, and glad that nobody got hurt....something really bad could have happened today with that line being cut, so there are things to be thankful for even if this does slow down the progress even more.
Anybody ever have an issue like this? Did PB step up and pay to fix the problem or did they pass it on to you with some legal mumbo jumbo?