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    Re: Pool Issues - Not Disclosed

    Posted by J M on 5/24/07

    Thanks - Anyone else have some feedback?

    On 5/22/07, Joe H. wrote:
    > Looks like you have a strong case against the seller. I
    > have heard several horror stories about Carlton Pools and
    > their post-sales service.
    > The agent should be more helpful as well - they may be
    > trying to protect themselves from any possible action.
    > Good luck....
    > On 5/21/07, JM wrote:
    >> I recently purchased a 7 year old home in December 2006 in
    >> NEPA. Ended up paying close to asking price less $10k
    >> towards closing costs. One of the selling points was a
    >> gorgeous in-ground, gunite pool built in 2003. Since we
    >> purchased in Winter-time, it was difficult if not
    >> impossible to take a good look at the pool. However,
    >> since it was only a few years old AND there were NO ISSUES
    >> reported on the Seller's Disclosure, I was not overly
    >> concerned.
    >> Winter came and a) the seller did not have a pool cover
    >> pump in place, b) we had some very very heavy rains, and
    >> c) a great deal of mud ended up in the pool due to some
    >> poor grading near the pool. Something I wish I was
    >> informed of. I installed a cover pump and the problem
    >> subsided.
    >> When the pool was opened (cover removed, etc) in April
    >> 2007, I noticed that over 50&37; of the tile surround the
    >> pool was cracking and/or coming off. Searching through
    >> the records left by the seller, I found there were some
    >> tile repairs as early as months upon the pool being
    >> installed. Lead me to believe this was an ongoing problem.
    >> I called my realtor (who happened to be a dual agent for
    >> the seller and I) and he was unfortunately not a great
    >> deal of help. He told me to get an estimate for the
    >> repair and give it to him.
    >> I called the pool company who installed the pool - they
    >> told me that:
    >> a) the seller had another company install the concrete
    >> decking around the pool
    >> b) the decking was installed improperly which caused the
    >> tiles to adhere to the decking. When the decking shifts
    >> due to water/ice/etc. the tiles come along for the ride.
    >> c) they advised the seller during installation that this
    >> was done improperly and the POOL WARRANTY was VOID due to
    >> this.
    >> d) the repairs would cost $10k at least.
    >> e) the problem could affect the structure of the pool and
    >> cause permanent damage.
    >> I then called the broker back who put me directly in touch
    >> with the seller. The seller told me:
    >> a) the pool company never told him there was any problem
    >> b) the problem was there from Day One
    >> c) he was unaware of the warranty being void
    >> Regardless, he knew of the problem at some point and from
    >> speaking with several people in the pool industry, the
    >> problem was likely there all along and continues to get
    >> worse.
    >> How do I best proceed? I am inclinded to pursue legally
    >> against the pool company, broker, and seller. Is this the
    >> best course of action? Are there any lawyers in NEPA who
    >> have experience in cases such as this?
    >> One side-note:
    >> We also found a major problem with the Oven. It would
    >> overheat and take hours to cool down. We found an email
    >> from the seller sent to the Oven manufacturer outlining
    >> the exact same problem with some possible solutions. This
    >> was not disclosed.
    >> I called the Realtor and was told that appliances break-
    >> down and there was not much I could do.
    >> Look forward to some help...
    >> JM

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Pool Issues - Not Disclosed, 5/21/07, by JM.
  • Re: Pool Issues - Not Disclosed, 5/22/07, by Joe H..
  • Re: Pool Issues - Not Disclosed, 5/24/07, by J M.

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