It is turning into a nightmare. The pool builder is unresponsive or unable to correct the problems. You are at your wits end.
Reality is setting in...
Lets face it, the reality is that you probably hired the wrong builder for your project. They either lack the required knowledge, skill sets or ability to build a properly operating water in transit design.
There are many possible things that can go wrong with infinity edge or overflow pools. If being someones learning curve is not for you, then investigate their credentials. Do not select your contractor based upon the lowest bid - that is the wrong mentality for these complex pools.
The lowest bidder is working on the lowest profit margins. That means that there is little or no extra money to resolve errors in their construction practices or design. You will be forced to finance any repairs yourself.
This will oftentimes result in a lawsuit, lawyers and a financial drain (you'll have to finance the lawsuit out of your pocket). Not to mention the stress and anguish.
Don't be shocked by the fees charged by an expert to come out and inspect your project. Experts are just that. Persons with a significant level of expertise, experience, training and education. Usually decades of experience designing and building complex aquatic facilities.
You are not an expert. That's why you hired someone else to build your pool in the first place. Though you may have identified the most serious defects, you most certainly have not located all of them. You can be confident that if a property owner is aware of some mistakes, that an expert will locate many more violations.
Now is the time to put your shame and embarrassment aside. It is time to bite the bullet and get to the heart of the mistakes. Do not make the same mistake hiring a cheap or inexpensive "expert."
Remember the adage - "You get what you pay for." ?
Paolo Benedetti, SWD
Aquatic Artist, Watershape Consultant, Expert Witness, International Construction Management
Contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-776-8220
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