I got a lot of that “supply chain” and “labor shortage” during my build. The incoming invoices and immediate change order upcharge paperwork, however, had no supply chain issues lol. The pool came out “ok,” but for what it cost, the wife and I just call it “the pandemic pool” and move on to thinking about something else.That's what really tweaks my melons these days. No matter how incompetent or lazy a PB was, the have an easy out in court blaming the shortages.
Whether it's materials or labor, or inexperienced labor filling in for the shortage of labor, they have a blanket excuse that the judge has seen in their own life. The judge will think to themselves that nobody gets anything done quickly or cheap these days, and rarely with the proper parts, as they side with PB.