New pool build Geometrical 18000 gallons in Maryland

Neto

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Jun 10, 2019
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Urbana, MD
Well that is good A&S has the resources to do it right.
Well I havent been very pleased with them to be honest, PM has been almost non-existent and we have just been ignored on previous issues. I get 0 responses from emails that I sent to the scheduler, maybe only once out of 7+ emails... I am trying for them to give me some response on this issue and it seems like they just want to ignore it...
 

jimim

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Jun 20, 2016
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Well I havent been very pleased with them to be honest, PM has been almost non-existent and we have just been ignored on previous issues. I get 0 responses from emails that I sent to the scheduler, maybe only once out of 7+ emails... I am trying for them to give me some response on this issue and it seems like they just want to ignore it...
Keep on them. That’s one of the main reasons I didn’t hire them. At first they answered emails and calls instant. Then I asked when I actually sign how often will I see the project manager. They said 3 times. I said I’m out. I wanted someone there all the time. No way I was trusting random subs without someone watching them.

MAke them fix it! Only take money if it’s the amount needed for you to have someone fix it. Period. That could have been avoided very easily.
 

Neto

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Jun 10, 2019
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Urbana, MD
How did you fix the hight issue ?
The builder came and measured everything, they acknowledged that the pool elevation was screwed up by either the forms set by excavation crew or the gunite. The tile & coping guy used 3/4” of mortar on the farthest side of the pool and 1-3/4” of mortar closest to our patio meaning that gunite was not at same height all across.

Project manager was meeting on this issue with their managers and he said we will get a response tomorrow. He mentioned that there are a couple of options such as ripping about 60-90 sq ft of our existing patio and work with that or removing coping, tile and cutting the beam. To me the second option sounds ridiculous since the coping is more expensive than our patio stone but who knows...
I just really hope they just dont ignore it because if they do i will probably seek legal advice and go from there. Elevation was really important to us and they knew this and agreed before building the pool. The project manager was absent during excavation and he should have been here to make sure these forms where set correctly.
 
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Rich D

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Aug 3, 2018
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MA
He mentioned that there are a couple of options such as ripping about 60-90 sq ft of our existing patio and work with that or removing coping, tile and cutting the beam.
I do not think they would go with cutting the beam down now that there is a concrete apron around the entire pool :scratch:. The other issue with cutting 2" out of the beam would be you run the risk of exposing the rebar which typically only has 3" +/- of gunite over it..

I hope that 60-90 sq ft covers going all the way to the house. It does not sound like enough to me. You probably do not even have 2" of pitch from the house to the current edge of the existing patio. Be sure to get there exact plan along with the proposed pitches.
 

kimkats

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AND get it all in writing.............texts are okay but try for emails or even a hand written letter with signature on it!
 

Neto

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Jun 10, 2019
101
Urbana, MD
Looks like builder will either provide the funds or fix the elevation issue with patio but we are now battling how far is needed. Since pool is 1.5” higher than our patio im requesting at least 6’ of our existing patio needs to be ripped and set with new stone.