Having pool built, found a discrepancy during building... Need advice.?

I'm having a pool built and its a little over $33,000. We opted for the little 'stepped flagstone water fall" thingy coming out of a raised spa into the pool. Well the plan shows it being 8' wide, and I just measured and it's only like 4' wide. The builder even did 'inspections' after each phase, which they're supposed to catch things like that (I assume). The builder says they had to change it to 6' and only charged us for 6' but I don't see that on the plan or anywhere. Now, I have to either have them fix it to 6' or make them take off 2' worth and refund the difference, but how do I know they're taking off the right amount even? And if they fix it, will it be a real pain to cut the gunite and adjust flagstone etc? What's my best plan of attack? I'm already asking them where it says 6' on the contract and what my options are if I want to leave it as-is (it still looks nice).

Asked By: russrimm - 6/2/2007
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Hears the deal. You have a plan with 8' on it that was stamped by your municipality (building inspector) this alone is a legal document. Any changes made to the plan must be noted ON the plan or on a change order by the builder as per your discussion regarding the matter and should contain your signature. This is... More
Answered By: unofornaio - 6/3/2007
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get a second opinion from a completly different company and ask them what they think and if you know you are getting the right amount back...they should be able to help you good luck your pool sounds nice
Answered By: HcRaYLe - 6/2/2007
Well you have a contract so remind them that you will hold them to it, i'd try to get them to knock off a substatial amount for that blunder. You really have to be a bad guy about this due to the cost, you're paying top dollar and deserve your money's worth.
Answered By: the 2nd woody - 6/2/2007
sorry about that, and wish i had the advice to give ya, hope u get it sorted out.. reason i had to answer this.. is i have found a much greater discrepancy in ur stiuation here.. YOU PUT IT IN THE WRONG BACK YARD.. I think it should be here in my backyard lol.. i think it would look even nicer lol.. take care.. : p
Answered By: rootzgirl34 - 6/2/2007
Oh brother, you are going to have a fight on your hands. There's no justice...They know full well that they should have discussed it with you prior to changing the plans. It's unethical not to do so... More
Answered By: gard3ngirl - 6/2/2007
Actually I've never seen an 8 ft wide-6 foot yes-does that include anyside wall of flagstone that actually doesn't have the "fall" go over it? If your happy-and I would be with 2 foot of fall-4 foot, maybe do a compromise. Have them make it wider but also have the builder sit down with you and go over all the monetary... More
Answered By: Ghostmom - 6/3/2007
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