An awesome pond!

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by turner_landscaping, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I just got a call from a lady who just had a pond installed a week ago from a local landscaper. She had some concerns about the way it looked and that the water was dirty. So I went out to her house and this what i found. Needless to say my my ears started to have steam come out of them and I started shaking my head.:mad: She called me later in the day and asked for my honest opinion. I took a second to respond so I could let her down easy but the steam started flowing again and I simple said "I hope you havent paid him yet". She said yes she did and that and that it was $2000.00. At this point I was rolling my eyes and steamimg and ask if he has every built a pond before and she said that he said he has built many of them. Wow was all I could say. She asked what she needed to do and i said to call him and have him demo it and start over because it was all wrong. After explaining for an hour on the phone what she needed she calls the guy and tells him what she wants and he started arguing with her about it lol.. Needless to say im probably gona be the one that fixes it and just pisses me off that this idot just ripped her off. "If you dont know how to do it then dont it only makes you look bad as company if you are passing of crap as quality work":nono:


  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,253

    2K for that? It looks like some scabed together home depot crap.
  3. Karmascapes

    Karmascapes LawnSite Member
    from NLR, AR
    Messages: 44

    Welcome to our world buddy
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  4. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    I'm going to echo this.

    If I was the home owner, I'd take the scab to court.
  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    She could very well win in litigation against this "Trunk Slammer", especially if it is not functioning properly.

    Similar situation here about a year ago. I had to testify for the plaintiff. They won the suit PLUS damages.

    I fail to understand, in this 'Age of Information', why a consumer does not do a little research and homework prior to asking for any quote, much less signing a contract.

    Greg, this guy builds ponds like you take photos.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
  6. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Yea I blame the shadowing for the pics lol and for some reason the contractor didnt wana posse for an awesome pic of his professional
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Hi guys. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about small homeowner ponds right now. Not because I am interested in installing them, but because I just put one in at my house, and want it to be as "good" as possible. Can you give me your thoughts on what is wrong with this pond. Go easy on me cause I'm just a guy who maintains lawns and landscaping. Thanks.
  8. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,221

    Need more info and pics, LOTS of PICS. Then we will tell you more than you want to know:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  9. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    I'll tell you tis much, sunterra makes horridly shitty pumps.
  10. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662


    everything about the pond pictured is horrendous: looks, the way it was built, components, etc.
    There are plenty of pics on this site of really good ponds. compare a good pond side by side with this one and it will immediately jump out at you whats wrong.

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