Well, the pool is done, we have been enjoying it, but I ended up getting a little screwed...
In late August, Aqua Pool and Spa went bankrupt. They were good to me, but there were a couple of 'punch list' items we were working on that I now have to finish myself, and I prepaid for 3 years of pool service, and you can imagine that is out the window.
I'm still very happy with our pool and we have recently finished a matching BBQ island.
Congratulations on your beautiful pool and back yard oasis. You did a fine job on that photo history of the build.
Although it is most unfortunate that you have lost the prepaid pool service and must finish a few items on your own, I know you are counting your blessings. There are many folks whose pools were mid-build when the company failed. Can you imagine being half-way there and then nothing? Yikes!
I am envious of your weather--you never have to close your beautiful pool, do you!? :lol:
We had a pool company go BK here a couple years ago (Hallmark Pools) and they left 52 (IIRC) people in various stages of "incompletion". Worse still, they did not pay the subs, so the homeowners were on the hook to pay them, even though they had made the progress payments to the pool company. One guy told me that he had paid all but 10% of his total contract, and all he had was a gunite shell! Then the gunite company sued him for the gunite (+/- $10,000.00) since they had not been paid, and he had to pay it! Very sad.
Sorry to hear you lost out on a bit of service, but you do have a beautiful retreat. Enjoy!!