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  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Platinum Custom Pools
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

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BBB file opened: November 07, 2003 Business started: 01/01/2001 Business started locally: 01/01/2001
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. John Chetwood, President Mrs. Isabel Chetwood, Vice President
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mrs. Isabel Chetwood, Vice President
Principal: Mr. John Chetwood, President
Business Category

Swimming Pool Contractors, Dealers, Design Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs Swimming Pool Enclosures Swimming Pool Service & Repair Exterior Structures - Gazebos, Arbors, Pergolas Fireplaces Water Gardens Fountains & Ponds Spas & Hot Tubs - Dealers Spas & Hot Tubs - Service & Repair Outdoor Kitchens Concrete Contractors Gazebos Patio & Deck Builders Deck - Repair Deck Builder

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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Platinum Custom Pools has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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  • 7515 Grissom Rd Ste 111

    San Antonio, TX 78251

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Complaint Detail(s)

11/4/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: When Platinum Custom Pools build my pool I noticed some cracks developing on the pool surface. I told Mr. ******** that I was concerned about the cracks because I had heard that pools would leak and the float to the surface. Mr. ******** told me not to worry that these hair line cracks were only on the surface. He also assured me that in all the years that he had been building pools not once had he had one of his pools leaked or floated to the surface. The cracks got bigger and Mr. ******** refused to repair them in anyway. I told Mr. ******** that when winter came the cracks would only get bigger because water would get inside and freeze which would expand the cracks. I also noticed that the pool was not even one year old and that it was coming out of the ground. Mr. ******** told me that the pool was not coming out of the ground and that had to understand that since they had build such a large hole the dirt was just settling and that it would do so for two or three years. He stated all I had to do was just put some dirt around pool and it would eventually settle. That made sense to me so I did not push the issue. I had several leaks before the pool was even one year old which fixed only after I complaint and got upset with him. All these issues happen before the pool was a year old. I left to Iraq 13 months and when I came back things had gotten worse but Mr. ******** only talked with me one time when he told me the pool was already over a year old and that all repairs would be billed to me. I e-mail Mr. ******** about two weeks ago and he has stopped e-mailing me back. My phone calls are not answered I am thinking of taking legal actions.

Desired Settlement: I have been told by several (four) that this pool was not designed or engineered right. It will cost me between $20,000 to $30,000 to correct the problem and there is no guarantee that I will not have issues in the future because of the pool was not that build by them.

Business Response:

In response to Mr. ****** service issue dated October 24, 2014, Mr. ****** has been advised that his pool is not under warranty due to uncontrollable Acts of God, including severe droughts causing the earth to shift therefore shifting his pool.  The pool was placed under pressure before we completed his project back in November 2007, proving there were no leaks.

See attached contract page 3 paragraph G – Warranty Platinum Custom Pools  

Consumer Response: Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because: Mr ******** was told of the issues I am complaining about before the year was up. I have e-mail correspondence which have the dates on them and several other complaints.
 I am sure Mr. ******** knew what was happening and was just stalling for the year to be over. I say this because once the year was over Mr. ******** called me and informed me he would not be servicing our pool any more.
I had other pool companies look at the pictures that I took and they have pointed out there were a couple of things that should have been done that weren't done.  Why is it that my pool is the only one in this neighborhood
who has these issues. The pools are within a block of our home and they are not coming out of the ground.  Anyway, Mr. ******** call me telling me he was suing me for
defamation of character.  I am not lying just stating facts of correspondences between the two of us.

Regards,

**** ****** 

 

5/1/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Platinum Custom Pools was hired to complete a renovation on the swimming pool at *** ***** **********. According to the contract, all work should have been performed in accordance with standard industry practices, including APSP codes & in accordance with all applicable building codes. They failed to pull permits for any plumbing or electrical work. The electrical work was not completed up to code & left us in a situation where we were forced to hire another electric company. The pump room had to be re-wired (and inspected) which led us to believe that all/or part of the underground wiring was incorrect also. We had to cut into the new deck & the electric company had to bond the new lighting & stairs which then passed building codes. Attempt was made several times for Platinum to take care of this themselves, however, they would not respond........

Desired Settlement: Platinum Pools to reimburse us the cost of what we were forced to pay to bring his job up to code...

Business Response: I called **** ******** to discuss the concern. We are scheduled to meet tomorrow.