MAYBEN Posted July 18, 2012 Share Posted July 18, 2012 In the fall of 2010, I hired a pool company to install a safety cover on my pool as well as close it. They came while I was at work and finished everything and I paid them when I got home. In the Spring/Summer of 2011, I hired them to open my pool, which was to include removing/cleaning/folding up the cover, pulling the plugs and putting the proper fittings, adding the proper chemicals, vacuuming, priming the pump, adding de.. They came and when I went into the backyard, the cover was in a crumpled up pile and dirty, there was no sign of chemicals in the water, nothing was vacuumed at all, and was barely running.. I opened up the filter and found out that they must have poorly cleaned the filter when they closed it as the fingers had rock solid DE chunks everywhere.. I called the guy and told him what I found and he said he personally cleaned it when they closed the pool and knows it was done properly. I also informed him of the above issues and he said he was shocked and couldn't believe it. I told him I wasn't going to pay for the services as they were not performed. this discussion went on for a few months. I had not heard from him since around 12/2011 and then randomly got an invoice in that was much higher, and also tacked on an attorney fee if it wasn't paid by X date. I immediately called him and asked him about it and he said he wants to get paid. I told him again that he did not perform what he was hired to do and that I should not be paying for that, and I also asked him why he increased the amounts and whatnot. He said he periodically sent other invoices and said I ignored them, which I have not seen anything since we previously talked and told him that. After talking for 15 minutes, he said he had to go and he would call me back the next day (which is today) His invoice I received yesterday had a stamp on it saying he was going to take legal action.. Does anyone know what type of rights I have? I do not feel I should be paying him for crappy work, including tasks they didn't even complete.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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