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Since I only got the estimate, there is little to tell. To be fair, the concrete contractor is a different company (
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Carafa) but since
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was recommended as "very good" by Forchetti Pools, I feel that I would not trust them with any work.
- Charles G.
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BUYER BEWARE - DO NOT BE FOOLED BY WHAT APPEARS TO BE STRONG RATINGS!!! That was a mistake I made in hiring this company to do my pool renovations this year! As I have gone back and read through the reviews again, now I see signs of some of what was yet to unfold. Many reviews reference poor communication and difficulty in dealing with this company. Be sure you make note of that.
From the start I should have paid more attention to signs that this company wouldn't live up to its promises. The sales man rescheduled a few times to accommodate his own scheduling errors. I didn't consider this particularly professional but believed the reviews I read and assumed this was an anomaly. After reviewing all of the work I wanted done I received an itemized breakdown of costs for each aspect of the project. I then replied with specific questions I had about details related to the job.
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(whom they say is the owner), replied with much detail about how several of these items would be handled. I then spoke further with the salesman,
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, and felt comfortable with the responses I received regarding my job and requested they send a contract.
Contract negotiations should have been the second warning. I was extremely surprised to discover that the contract they sent was very incomplete and didn't include much of what we had agreed to, although they kept the price the same. I had to go back to them two or three more times before they finally revised the contract properly to account for all that had been "promised". It was extremely disorganized as I was then trying to deal with four different company representatives none of whom clearly communicated much with each other or just didn't care about getting it right. So we finally got the contract corrected properly and having signed it they gave me a start date of April 18, 2013 with an understanding that the company would come daily and be finished within seven (7) business days.
So on April 17, 2013 I receive communication from them that they will not becoming as scheduled on the 18th but will be out the following day - 4/19/13. 4/19/13 arrives and they are not to be seen. I am given the run around and they promise to be out in force the following day. They do show the next day with a few guys for only a few hours and appear very disorganized about there tasks. And then they just take off promising to be back on Monday. Do you think they show? For the next month and a half they make promise after promise to show. And then just don't. And they don't call or communicate about this. And they don't even answer their phones. I finally speak with
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again on the phone who gives me a sob story about a casino they are working on and they just don't have time for my job at the moment. They will be back out when they can... No apology or anything. And sporadically a few different crews would show up for a few hours at a time over the next month and a half. And my yard is fully dug up at this point and they don't seem to care at all. I have to hire an attorney to review the contract and he discovers several red flags...
Because I am having lots of work at my house I am lucky that other contractors have been able to observe not only how unprofessional this company has been, but also point out areas of sub-par labor. And if this company tells you they don't hire sub-contractors don't believe them. I have pictures to prove it. But in any case, I then not only find myself having to beg them to even show up to my job, but to also correct poor craftsmanship that has already occurred. Wow, what started out as a job with high expectations based on what seemed to be good reviews has now turned into a bit of a nightmare. And I haven't even shared much of the nightmare with you.
So to end this saga, they have never completed the job. There are many, many items still outstanding and I have had to hire other professionals to finish their work. They even asked to use MY electrician to do their electrical work and then didn't respond to my electricians requests for job details until days after my electrician had already come to the house. I can not imagine a company like this staying in business for long. I hope anyone thinking about this company takes any red flags they see seriously.
I really hope no one else has to go through what we did with this company...

UPDATE: In response to
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comments - It is not surprising to see their inaccurate and
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response. It is very telling that they would admit that the job is NOT complete all the while also stating that the "job is done..."
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the individual I had to deal with for most of the "job" NEVER at any point came to my house to inspect or oversee any portion. He actually has no idea what he is talking about. Yes, this company is now in breach of the contract that was signed. A "contract" I have since disovered is in violation of NJ consumer protection laws. I never expected them to install a separate electrical subpanel. I hired and paid a private electrician to do so. But I did expect them to complete the work we had mutually agreed to. And not only have they left numerous items (many more then simply sod and topsoil) unaccounted for (which I had to hire others to complete), I have since had private pool inspectors out who have established that much of the job was done wrong and will have to be redone. I have now discovered that I can
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for DAMAGES. We have ended up spending more to have these issues addressed then the contract originally accounted for.

So now you can see this companies response to legitimate issues related to a job they were contracted to perform but never completed... I think their lack of professionalism speaks for itself.
- ELIZABETH B.
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We found
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after having disastrous experiences with several pool services and it was clear that the pool needed major repair. Initially they were very friendly if a bit pushy. The first year the pool was in bad shape at opening and it cost a fortune to get it cleaned. This marked what was to be one of my major complaints about this company -- slippery billing. There was always a charge for something else not on the estimate or list of normal work. The first summer
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replaced the pool pump, heater, and total operating system. The work was done well although several weeks later than promised. Pool service was friendly and generally competent, but very expensive. End of season I had discrepancies with their charges and battled with them for several months. Next spring pool was completely resurfaced. Job looked good at first, although later we found several places where the tiles are sagging. Also, the light in the pool was reinstalled improperly.
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technicians worked on it (at great cost) but it still is not functioning. Weekly base charge fo cleaning was on par with most pool services in the area, but by the time all their chemicals and extra services were added on, this company is very expensive. Cost more than 4 times what I paid per year before. Major problem with the plaster -- it leaches calcium heavily which raise the pH, so
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continually dumped in acid, which accelerates the calcium leaching. End of season I again had disagreements with their charges and cancelled their service for this year. When we opened the pool in 2012, there was obvious plaster erosion in several regions of the pool.
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initially refused to inspect the pool, claiming that the problem was only scale and that our current service was not caring for the pool properly. Note -- this was the condition of the pool AT OPENING after the winterization
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performed. After two months of haggling,
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finally sent a representative from the plaster company and promised to come himself but did not show. The plaster company at first tried to claim scale, then finally admitted that the plaster applied has an unusually long break in period where calcium leaches heavily. They also noted areas or erosion unrelated to scale and agreed to repair the pool surface in the spring. Throughout the process
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was rude and continually attacked our current service (unknown to them) as unprofessional and incompetent. I cannot recommend
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to anyone.
- Karen S.
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A p Irvin electric

108 main st
East Greenville, Pa

A to Z Heating & Cooling

1819A 2nd Steet
Trevose, Pa

AAA Liner & Cover Experts Corp

16 North Ave W
Cranford, NJ

ADVANCED ELECTRICAL SERVICES GROUP INC

1612 WENDY WAY
Garnet Valley, PA

Advancescapes Inc.

322 Palmer Drive
Philadelphia, PA

Alcoy's Spa Service

614 S White Horse Pike
Clementon, NJ

All Around Contracting And Renovations

2701 Valley Rd
Langhorne, PA

ALL SEASONS POOL & SPA

1753 MARLTON PIKE E
Cherry Hill, NJ

Allstate Home Inspections Inc

704 Roslyn Avenue
Glenside, PA

ALLSYSTEMSOLAR Heating,Cooling,Plumbing,Electric

1251 Lodi Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA

Alpha General Construction, LLC

24 Newstar Ridge Rd
Sparta, NJ

American Pool Concepts, LLC

XXXXXX
Levittown, PA

Anthony & Sylvan Pools

3739 Easton Rd., Route 611
Doylestown, PA

APCO Pool Specialties

86 Martha Dr.
Fallsington, PA

APM Advanced Pest Management - Newark

1040 S Chapel St
Newark, DE

APM Advanced Pest Management - Pennsauken

2902 Haddonfield Road
Pennsauken, NJ

AQUA CLEAR POOL & SPA

1423B Moyer Rd
Telford, PA

Aqua Soft Water Conditioning & Pools Inc

504 Hwy33
Millstone Township, NJ

Aqua-Docs

25 Mazzotta Rd
Stevens, PA

BEN FRANKLIN HVAC INC

2138 DERBYSHIRE RD
Furlong, PA

Blue Wave Pools

201 Chestnut Street
Audubon, NJ

Broad Street Contracting

1113 Wharton Street
Philadelphia, Pa

BURCH'S SPAS & HOT TUBS

23 HICKORY AVE
Coatesville, PA

C AND C POOLS

918 S WHITE HORSE PK
Somerdale, NJ

Capstone Property Services LLC

1 W Walnut Ave
Merchantville, NJ

COCHRANE ELECTRIC SUBURBAN DIV

1165 EAGLE RD
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Concrete Restoration Services

7 West Central Avenue
Blackwood, NJ

Cross River Design Inc

1473 US Hwy 22 E
Annandale, NJ

Culver Pool Service LLC

PO Box 1106
Oaks, PA

David E Callahan Pool Plastering Inc

1198 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA

Dig-M-Installers

PO Box 15465
Middle River, MD

EF Custom Interiors

241 N Dennis Dr
Clayton, NJ

Exact Solar

1655 Fairfield Rd
Yardley, PA

Friendly Pools and Spa Services

54 Quincy Drive
Levittown, Pa

FS Landscaping Contractors

4950 Moyer Rd.
Doylestown, PA

Greenview Designs

21 Spring Hollow Dr
Hopewell, NJ

Healthmate Hot Tubs LLC

299 Route 22 E
Green Brook, NJ

Heavenly Heat Saunas

PO Box 2892
Crested Butte, CO

HOLOD'S TRUE VALUE HOME & JUST ASK RENTAL CENTER

700 RIDGE AVE
Lafayette Hill, PA

Keith Wilson Contracting

70 Old Dublin Pk. G-7
Doylestown, PA

Lawrence Landscapes

1383 Lower Ferry Rd
Trenton, NJ

LESLIE'S SWIMMING POOL SUPLS

2005 MARLTON PIKE E
Cherry Hill, NJ

LESLIE'S SWIMMING POOL SUPPLIES

4723 KIRKWOOD HWY
Wilmington, DE

LESLIE'S SWIMMING POOL SUPPLIES

2335 STREET RD
Bensalem, PA

Mac Pools

1664 White Oak La
Williamstown, NJ

Main Line Health & Fitness

931 E Heverford Road
Bryn Mawr, PA

Morton Electric

2069 Scott St
Feasterville Trevose, PA

MTP Plumbing & Heating LLC

107 S. Triangle Rd
Hillsborough, NJ

NATIONAL POOLS & SPAS

1220 RTE 130
Robbinsville, NJ

Nichols Pools

102 South Bellevue Ave.
Langhorne, PA

Oggi Salon & Spa

1700 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA

Pelican Leisure Sports

1230 N W End Blvd
Quakertown, PA

Phoenix Pool Service Inc

3925 Nancy Ln
Collegeville, PA

Picciotti Lawn & Landscaping, LLC

PO Box 444
Hilltown, PA

Pinnacle Pools LLC

Mullica Hill, NJ

Polished Spa & Boutique

221 Conestoga Rd
Wayne, PA

Poolside Plastering, Inc.

PO Box 547
Royersford, PA

Premier Electricians

726 anderson ave
Drexel Hill, PA

Premier Pool Renovations

5185 Campus Dr
Plymouth Meeting, PA

PRINCETON FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER

1225 STATE RD
Princeton, NJ

Princeton South Property Management

25 Colleen Cir
Trenton, NJ

pumpman repairs

2500 caster av
Philadelphia, PA

R&R Pools and Construction Inc

167 Main St
New Eagle, PA

RAINES POOL SVC, INC

PO BOX 235
Washington Crossing, PA

Raynor Services- Electrical/HVAC/Generators/Solar

206 N Medford-Mt Holly Rd
Medford, NJ

Re-Volt Electric, LLC

61 S Morton Avenue
Morton, PA

Ricks Hot Tub Service

PO Box 3340
Trenton, NJ

Rin Robyn Pools

80 Morristown Road (Rt 202)
Bernardsville, NJ

Rovase Associates LLC

1100 Veteran Highway
Bristol, PA

Ryan Pools and Spas

Louise Ave
Croydon, PA

S & R Pools, LLC

320 East Circle
Bristol, PA

S & S SPAS

1810 S Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA

S&R Pool & Spa Inc

917 Kennedy Blvd
Manville, NJ

S&S Concrete LLC

111 Windsor Dr
Swedesboro, NJ

SERGIO'S POOL SVC

135 DURHAM RD
Ottsville, PA

Service Today

9349 Old Furnace Rd
Seaford, DE

Shipp Pool Service Inc

32 Wells Rd
Parker Ford, PA

South Jersey Pool Service

3 Whitman Ter
Blackwood, NJ

Spa Hearth & Home

492 Rout 38 E
Maple Shade, NJ

SPRING DANCE HOT TUBS

2400 YORK RD
Jamison, PA

SPRING DANCE HOT TUBS

820 N POTTSTOWN PIKE
Exton, PA

SPRING DANCE HOT TUBS

755 S Route 73
West Berlin, NJ

Stump and Durham Designs

Pipersville, PA

Swim Time Pools

302 White Horse Pike
Atco, NJ

TALL TREES LANDSCAPING

208 OXMEAD RD
Mount Holly, NJ

The Burpee Group LLC

460 Pitman Rd
Sewell, NJ

THE HILL COMPANY

8615 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA

The Honey Do Service of Somerset & Hunterdon

952 Route 202 South
Branchburg, NJ

The Jayson Co

2150 Stanley Terrace
Union, NJ

THE POOL BOYS INFO INC

Doylestown, PA

Tri-County Pool Construction

609 New Jersey Ave
Palmyra, NJ

UGlassIt Pool Resurfacing, Inc.

605 Louis Dr Ste 509
Warminster, PA

Universal Enterprise

240 Fleet Wood St.
Coatesville, pa

WATKINS HEATING & COOLING

217 MAPLE DR
Browns Mills, NJ

WOJO Electric, LLC

210 Kulp Dr
Perkasie, PA

www.toohnetwork.com

1235 cayuga street
Vineland, NJ

YACKLE CONCRETE INC

787 Somerdale Road
Chews Landing, NJ
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