Archive for July, 2005


Saturday, July 30th, 2005

11:00am Plumbers arrived to plumb pool. 5:00pm left for the day.

Week 18

Friday, July 29th, 2005

9:30am Plumbers arrived to plumb pool. 7:30pm left for the day.

No Show

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

I took off work to meet with new superintendent and wall contractor. Neither showed up as expected.


Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Paid $17,626.20 to Paddock Pools Construction Co.
3:00pm. Nancy Graham called and asked about progress. She told us that we have a new superintendent, Lloyd Wilson. He will be by Wednesday, July 27, 2005 to introduce himself and view the pool. She told my wife that the plumbers are out about 4 or 5 days. Graham asked if Poco had fixed the fence, was told not yet. She said she would call Bob Owens and get them out on Wednesday, and she would call if they were unable to do it. She was informed that the payment was made today.

Finished Digging

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Finished digging pool. 12:00 noon. No extra dirt left behind as discussed with Mike Maez on 07-20-2005 needed for the planter and yard leveling. Excavation finished today, so pool completion date is 12 weeks from today. October 17, 2005 should be completion date. Construction on the exterior wall was not started as stated on 07-18-2005 by Nancy Graham.


Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Continue digging. About 3/4 done.

Week 17

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

6:30am Excavation crew arrived. Started on deep end.


Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

1:10pm Mike Maez checked layout. We discussed wok pot bases. Bases are to be concrete decking material and Saltillo topped with waterline tile face. The rain waterfall will be capped with decorative cap or tile, due to cracking from block construction. Fall will be faced with waterline tile and random pattern. Waterline tile is to include random deco tile, same as waterfall face. Deck will slope away from pool for drainage. Some dirt will be left to level the rest of the yard and fill planter. Wired remote and wireless to be supplied by Paddock. Oxidizer system not in plan and may not be needed. He is going to check if it is needed. North side of pool needs to be raised in order to level the pool. Jazz and fiber optics may not be able to sync together. Pool had to be moved approx. 3” north towards the house to make room on the south wall. Wall pylon needs to be removed and a new one built inline with the new fence line. Second story flood lights may need to be removed – depends on the inspector. Pool construction will take between 12 to 14 weeks. Excavation will start Friday, July 22, 2005.

Layout Again

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

7:05am Pool layout touched up by Paul Elkins.


Monday, July 18th, 2005

11:30am Called Paddock Pools. David Reiter is out of town.
Called Shirley Thompson. She is out for the day.
Called Mike Maez. Left message.
Called Michael Duffy. Left message.
Called Nancy Graham – quality assurance. Left message.

2:00pm Called Nancy Graham again. Left another message.

2:15pm transferred to Lisa. She said Poco Verde shows the wall to be completed by 07-18-2005, today. She is calling them to find out when it will be completed and call me back. They did not receive the plans from engineering until mid June. The original holdup was from paperwork and permits in the beginning.

2:38pm Bob Owens from Poco Verde called. He has no paperwork releasing funds for the project. Collecting info on the job, was wondering if we were to pay direct. He did not show adding the wall that was removed. He also had questions about the wall surfaces and tile. I reminded him the waterfall needed to be a retaining wall.

2:58 Nancy Graham called. Said Poco Verde has all paperwork needed to start. Will have wall started Monday 07-25-2005. I requested a schedule in writing on when the pool is to be completed. She will get me a copy ASAP. She noted they have been very busy and demand is high. Pool should take 12 weeks to complete. She said we had requested that the wall be installed before digging, I told her that was not the case, and just that it would be easier for Poco Verde to rebuild the wall before the hole was dug.

4:12pm Nancy Graham called with schedule. 07-19-2005 – will be out to re-lay the line. 07-20-2005 – Mike Maez will be out to check layout. 07-22-2005 – excavating will begin. 07-25-2005 – Poco Verde will be out to put back up the wall. Once excavating is complete, poll will be finished in 12 weeks. She is e-mailing me a copy of the schedule.

Received e-mail from Nancy Graham:

I would like to thank you for your on going patience and also apologize for the delays, we want to build you a beautiful pool that you and your family will be proud of for years to come.

I would like to go over the schedule with you at this time. I will give you a time line it is a tentative time line pending any weather, permit delays.

We will re-lay the pool out on 07/19/05
Mike Maez with do a layout check on 07/20/05
excavation on 07/22/05
wall put back up on 07/25/05

at that point it will be released for the next phases, please be aware that there could be several days between each phase each coordinator will schedule the next phase please refer to your construction guide if you have any questions, please allow 12 weeks from the date we excavate this pool for the completion. If we do not meet complete your pool within that time we will penalize ourselves $50.00 each day we go past the 12-weeks with a maximum of $250.00 will be awarded to you in a gift certificate.

This is our way of showing our commitment and dedication to you. I will check with you during the process and appreciate your on going patience.



Week 16

Friday, July 15th, 2005

4:35pm Left message for David Reiter. Yard is still not secured, have not heard from anyone about the progress. Pool layout lines are fading. I do not see how construction will be completed by the middle of August.


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