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Pools by Nelson

Phone: (209) 543-9576 Fax: (209) 543-7945 View Additional Phone Numbers 5680 Pirrone Rd, Salida, CA 95368

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Pools by Nelson specializes in the construction of in ground gunite swimming pools and spas.

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Factors that raised the rating for Pools by Nelson include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 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 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Pools by Nelson
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 21, 2000 Business started: 03/01/1974 Business started locally: 03/01/1974 Business incorporated: 06/05/2009 in CA

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Ryan Nelson, President Ms. Nicole Nelson, Chief Financial Officer
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Ms. Nicole Nelson, Chief Financial Officer
Principal: Mr. Ryan Nelson, President
Business Category

Swimming Pool Contractors, Dealers, Design Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs Swimming Pool Service & Repair Swimming Pools - Removal Water Gardens Fountains & Ponds Landscape Lighting Artificial Rock Scapes Outdoor Kitchens

Alternate Business Names
Nelson Pools Inc.
Products & Services

Pools by Nelson offers authentic Pebble Tec Interior Finish and Hayward Pool Equipment.

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Additional Locations

  • 5680 Pirrone Rd

    Salida, CA 95368 (209) 835-1852 (209) 381-0212 (916) 339-9541 (209) 462-9512

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (209) 381-0212(Phone)
  • (209) 462-9512(Phone)
  • (209) 835-1852(Phone)
  • (800) 987-7701(Phone)
  • (916) 339-9541(Phone)
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Complaint Detail(s)

6/16/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I hired you to build our pool because you stated to us you take pride in your workmanship. Pride in workmanship means you will deliver what we paid for and what we agreed to and to our satisfaction. After spending a significant amount of money and time our expectation was that we would get what we requested including correct pool decking (I even sent you an image sample of the color) with a description. You even included these color schemes in your computerized image of our project. Instead, what we ended up with was a horrific pink salmon colored deck. After calling in a couple of contractors, they agree this is definitely something you should be responsible for correcting. I have text messages I sent while the concrete was being poured stating my concern with the color, it looks red not brown. You tell us its too soon to judge color while concrete is still wet and we need to wait 2 months. I have a yrs. worth of text messages working with you to resolve the issue and stating you promised color would be fixed fall 2013. Its fall, you nor your contractors show up. We leave you numerous messages. You tell us spring 2014 is next opportunity. To add injury to the insults of one broken promise after another to stand by your word, you have your wife call us May 2014, to tell us you lost your concrete subcontract, and you are searching for a new contractor to fix color. After a yr. we get a text now saying you are NOT responsible for the color or cost. What we agreed to and what we ended up with are drastically diametric. Enclosed are some images of color scheme we agreed on and what we actually ended up with. If you do not agree to follow through with your word or reputation as promised by Friday, May 23, 2014 we will hire a new concrete contractor, and meet you in court. I am in the process of filing a small claims suit against you and your company for the cost we will incur to do the job right, as clearly, youre company is unwilling to follow through with your agreement, word and reputation.

Desired Settlement: I would like Pools By Nelson to incur the cost of correcting his subcontract error and replacing our decking color with the color we were promised. We would like this in writing by Monday, May 19, 2014. If not, we will hire a new concrete contractor and follow though with filing the small claims suit against you and your company for the cost we will incur to do the job right and get the original desired color agreed to by Pools by Nelsons.

Consumer Response: Yes, we are still trying to come to a mutual agreement on how to best fix the coloring of our pool decking. I hope Pools By Nelson can come up with a solution that will meet our original request.

BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.