Archive for June, 2005


Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

1:00pm Pool layout was completed. After the pool was laid out it did not look like there was enough room along the back wall for the wok pot water features. I called Mike Maez and he said he has not seen the plans yet but the layout is usually 6” over the actual size. He said he would probably get the plans in a day or so and come out and see what we have.


Monday, June 27th, 2005

10:30am Called Shirley Thompson and David Reiter for update. Left messages.

4:00pm David Reiter returned call. Will have schedule tomorrow.

4:15pm Secretary for Shirley Thompson returned call. She said the wall had been released to Poco Verde for replacement.

Week 13

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Trees and fence removed. Had difficulty removing fence and had to go thru front yard with backhoe to try another angle to pull footer. Leaving 2 tire track trenches and breaking several irrigation pipes in the front yard.

Tree Removal

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Partial removal of fence and trees by a Paddock sub-contractor.


Monday, June 20th, 2005

10:00am Nickel Excavating came by to look at project. They suggested removing pillion on 8’ wide gate entrance to help get vehicles into the back yard. Also have a landscape company remove the trees.


Friday, June 17th, 2005

10:00am Shirley Thompson called and said excavating company would be here on Monday.

Week 12

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

11:00am I called Shirley Thompson to find out what’s happening.

Tree in the way

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Contractor came out to look at bidding for tree and wall removal.

Week 11

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

9:45am Paul Elkins arrived said he could not layout the pool until the fence and trees were removed.

10:05am My wife called Shirley Thompson and explained this to her. Shirley Thompson said she only showed 2 stumps to be removed from the pool area. She was going to contact Jason Anderson and find out what to do.

2:00pm Mike Maez, 480-xxx-xxxx, came by. My wife showed him the fence and trees to be moved. Maez said he would have a demo crew out ASAP to do the demolition. Then right away have the fence contractor put in the new wall to secure the back yard. He marked with paint the location of the new wall. They talked about the planter behind the water feature and the wall needed to hide the pool equipment. The drawing we got from Paul Elkins did not look like it included these items. Maez said that Poco Verde would be installing them after the pool had been shotcreted. They also discussed tile patterns using different types of tile. He said they could not use Saltillo tile around the top of the water feature and Poco would come up with some ideas for us to choose from. She also asked him about the construction of the wok pot water features. Our concern was not being strong enough to support the weight of someone standing on it. He said it would be strong enough and would be made out of the same material as the pool.

Layout Scheduled

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

8:00pm Paul Elkins scheduled an appointment to layout the pool between 9-11am on June 9th.

Called Me

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

2:30pm – Joan called to inform us that Shirley Thompson ( 480-xxx-xxxx ) would be calling to set up an appointment for the pool layout.
3:30pm – Received a call letting us know that Shirley Thompson would be our first coordinator and that Mike Maez would be our superintendent, also that there would be 5 different coordinators through out the pool process. We informed her that there were trees and a fence that needed to be removed before layout or digging could begin. She was going to let Shirley know this and have her call us.

Week 10

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Received e-mail from David Reiter.

Dave………….We now have your pool ready for layout. After you approve the layout and our field super has checked it, then we’ll be ready for excavation. I talked to Mike Duffy, our construction manager, this morning and he informed me that the construction time on your pool is 2 1/2 months, which is about the middle of August. Please give me a call at 480-xxxxxx so that we can set up a time to meet,( Have a few questions on the pool ) and make a plan….Thanks David

Whats Up?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

9:30am – Message from David Reiter, would try to get something going.

2:30pm – Left him a message to call me back.

2:45pm – Returned my call. Stating the plans will be out of engineering today. Will e-mail status on 6-2-2005.


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