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    Pool Build in NJ

    We started our pool building adventure last year. After doing a lot of research and reading on thiis forum and Gardenweb, we signed a contract in November. Our build was supposed to start over the winter and then get finished in early spring. It definitely has not worked out as expected. Our pool wasn't dug until March 25th. Since then we have encountered a series of issues and unexpected delays. Our pool builder has acknowledged along the way that our build has not gone well. Our confidence in the PB's ability to complete the pool in a timely and quality manner has been shaken so we have all agreed to halt the project. My family is very disappointed because we expected to be able to use the pool for the whole summer and the NJ swim season is not very long. We will join a swim club, sign up for summer camps, and spend our time talking to contractors about how the project should be completed. We expect it to take longer but we want to make sure it is done right. I think the first thing we will need to do is strip the site of fill that has been spread over where our patio will go.

    Here are some pics of the build so far.
    [attachment=2:17vh0e0h]Before Dig.jpg[/attachment:17vh0e0h]

    [attachment=1:17vh0e0h]After Dig 1.jpg[/attachment:17vh0e0h]

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    Here is one more pics of some of the stonework, coping, and tile. It is not complete yet.

    [attachment=0:3a9t774u]Stone work.jpg[/attachment:3a9t774u]
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    I just realized I deleted the question I had in my earlier post. For those of you who have gone the owner build route, how did you go about finding plumbers, electricians who know pools automation systems, plaster companies, etc.? Is it hard to get them to work for a homeowner during the middle of summer? Are they all too busy working for pool companies? We will also need some stonework done, but we had a coping specialist out here a few weeks ago so we can just call him and we can call a mason to fix any issues with the stacked stone. We have a lot left to do on our pool and want to make sure we take the best route in looking for contractors. We have made some progress in hunting people down but would love input from those who have gone this route. We never expected to be doing this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Pool Build in NJ

    I can't help you because I've never been there or done that but I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you're stuck in such a predicament.

    I hope that you can find someone knowledgable to finish what looks to be an awesome pool someday. 8)

    Hang in there.

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