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Complaint Review: KEITH STUART / NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA

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  • Submitted: Mon, February 09, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, October 14, 2009

  • Reported By:Coral Springs Florida
KEITH STUART / NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA
1923 NW 40TH COURT POMPANO BEACH, Florida U.S.A.

KEITH STUART / NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA, CRIMINAL AND FELON OWNER KEITH STUART AND NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA RIPOFF COMPANY BROWARD COUNTY Florida

*Consumer Comment: Same deal

*Consumer Comment: My experience with Nationwide ...

*Consumer Comment: Nationwide took my money!

*Author of original report: KEITH STUART / NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA, CRIMINAL AND FELON OWNER KEITH STUART AND NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA RIPOFF COMPANY BROWARD COUNTY Florida

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For anyone who is considering this company to build their pool, please read further and ALL the other posted TRUE stories about them.

KEITH STUART and owner of NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA was hired by me last summer to build my pool and spa. KEITH STUART was very professional, courteous and patient in the beginning. I listed a few of the resons why I hired them below, and the reasons why it was a BIG MISTAKE!

1) KEITH STUART said they had all employees and no subcontractors

Truth-wrong! he has all subcontractors doing field work!

2) KEITH STUART and NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA has a 45 day guarantee to build the pool

Truth-wrong! the pool is still not finished!

3) KEITH STUART said that he was able to discount the price of the pool using Jandy products rebate points

Truth, this rebate does not exist and according to his competitors, he's been using this sales tatic for years, and just to force the sale!

ADITIONAL REASONS

KEITH STUART has an Engineer who falsifies reports for him, so that the inspections can be passed through the city inspector's office. This insures that the project moves forward and that he can collect his other monies.

KEITH STUART AND NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA do not care whether or not the report is true and correct and that the pool may settle and crack, as, they may not be around much longer the way they operate their business and WILL not be there to warranty the pool.

KEITH STUART and NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA have no concience, they deceive, lie, delay and bulldog their way all their way to the bank.

PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT HIRE THEM, but try using the reputable contractor that I have listed below.

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2) (((comprtitor's name/number redacted)))

3) (((comprtitor's name/number redacted)))

* I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies listed above or do I receive any compensation. It's just a courtesy to you.

Good luck with finding a pool builder, or ,if you are a victim of KEITH STUART and NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA, please contact one of us victims and join in the class action law suit that we will persue.

anonymous
Coral Springs, Florida
U.S.A.

sorry, allowing you to give a competitors name would instigate others to just file against their competition, to only come back later to suggest their company, ..plus, if you post a competitors name more than likely they will show up on search engines as a Rip-off! - - your comments on this policy are welcome. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report. In this case we removed an alleged competitor's name

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#1 Consumer Comment

Same deal

AUTHOR: birdie - ()

They are ripping me off too. Gave them 8000...more than half of project and have yet to come back! Pool undone.....debris all over yard. Will not return calls. Lien on property came today!
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#2 Consumer Comment

My experience with Nationwide ...

AUTHOR: Carl - (U.S.A.)


Hi --  I saw the comments here and wanted to copy my text from Yelp dot com regarding my own experience regarding Nationwide.  Apparently I was one of the luckier ones, although I was FAR from happy with them overall.  Here's my experience, for what it's worth:
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Nationwide Pools is located just off of Powerline Road in Pompano, Beach, FL.

After deciding to renovate the pool decking, patio,and coping around the pool, I contacted several pool contractors in the Ft.Lauderdale area.  I decided to go with Nationwide Pools because of the price, and initial presentation, which seemed to be professional and knowledgable.

Pros:
Nationwide provided a reasonable price for their services, and "completed" (see cons below) the job in less than 6 weeks, start to finish.  That's unheard of in South Florida.

The product was as promised and the installers, for the most part, did a professional job.  The crew that installed the new coping was, in a word, talented.  Their cuts where accurate and professional, and the coping was installed in about 2.5 days.  

Cons:
The "foreman" who came to inspect my back yard before construction began seemed to spend too much time advising what he "couldn't do" and lessabout what he WAS going to do.  He was concerned about the thickness of the product I had selected and indicate that the job could not be done without buying a thinner product.  

Concerned, (and ready to cancel) I contacted Nationwide.  The original salesman/rep visited and seemed confused about the foremans concerns, stating that "there should be no problem."  

During construction, I had two primary concerns:

1) Excessive debris and sand in the pool:
The contractors dumped an unusually high amount of sand into our pool.  I noticed, but didn't say anything, assuming that they would clean up once construction was completed.  Once construction was finished, the sand remained.  I contacted Nationwide and was told that "normally the owner is responsible for sand removal".  

I was surprised by this (I find it hard to believe that Nationwide Pools actually expects the owner to clean up construction debris.  I also doubt that that practice is expected on their more expensive jobs in multi-million dollar homes.) Confused, I requested to speak to the owner "Keith".  

My conversation with Keith didn't go smoothly.  I expressed my concerns and was initially cordial and level-toned.  The owner proceeded to complain about my "tone" and said "I can end this conversation right now."  I advised him I wasn't angry, but that his lack of respect was making me angry. I'm sure my tone changed at that point.  I advised him that I expected the pool to be cleaned. He agreed, after demanding final payment of $1000.00, explaining that the normal cleaning service was about $450.00 (??)  The remaining balance had already been paid.

We paid the $1000.00, and a man came to clean the pool.  While cleaning the pool, he clogged the pool-pump and piping with sand.  Nationwide agreed to drain, clean, and refill the pool.  They also "fixed" the pool pump and cleaned the lines.  

Shortly there-after, my pool-pump failed, and had to be replaced at my own expense.  I'm sure this was directly related to the cleaning.  I discovered that another possible cause of the clogging was that the initial crew had failed to properly seal the pool drain. As a result, sand was seeping into the pump-intake pipe, turning to mud and clogging the pipes.  

I fixed the pool drain myself.    

2) The Linear Drain:  
Because the new decking meets the south wall of the house, a linear drain had to be installed for water-control.  The drain was not only poorly installed, but actually caused my sun-room to flood during the first rain after installation. I complained, and the crew returned, and reinstalled the drain.  They installed in incorrectly and incompletely by doing a poor job on sealing the line, and using a concrete product that collapsed within 24 hours.

At this point, I was so disgusted with Nationwide's lack of committment to correct the details, that I decided to ask them to leave the property and signed off on the job.  

I also fixed the linear-drain myself.  

Recommendations:  

1) Although Natiowide did adequately complete the pool area renovation, I really can't recommend you use them.

Though the overall job was done as agreed, Nationwide dropped the ball and failed to follow through and accept responsibility for the issues that occurred post-construction. The owner was unjustly argumentative, and his communcation with me on the phone was much-less-than-professional.  The "details" remained unfixed or incomplete, and had to be finished by me.
 
2) A lesson learned:  Don't sign the contract if the contractor requires that the balance be paid before the job is completed to your satisfaction.  The contractor should be willing to accept several partial payments, but at least 1/3 of the balance should remain unpaid until you are satisfied with the results.  A 1/3 remaining balance should be enough incentive for the contractor to finish the job completely.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Nationwide took my money!

AUTHOR: Jill - (U.S.A.)


I know that we all have our individual concerns about Nationwide, but I feel that no one is going to get anything done individually with this company. I suggest we band together. Lets get everyone and everyone we know that has a concern with Nationwide Pools to contact the news media, FSPA, the Florida Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau. One of my major concerns with this company is that we prevent them from hurting anyone else in the future or continue to hurt us now. Anytime contact me JMP4965 at aol.com. Thanks Jill



Jill

Coconut Creek, Florida
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KEITH STUART / NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA, CRIMINAL AND FELON OWNER KEITH STUART AND NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA RIPOFF COMPANY BROWARD COUNTY Florida

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

For anyone who is considering this company to build their pool, please read further, and ALL the other posted stories about them.

KEITH STUART and owner of NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA was hired by me last summer to build my pool and spa.

KEITH STUART was very professional, courteous and patient in the beginning. I listed a few of the reasons why I hired them below, and the reasons why it was a BIG MISTAKE!

1) KEITH STUART said they had all employees and no subcontractors Truth-wrong! he has all subcontractors doing field work!

2) KEITH STUART and NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA has a 45 day guarantee to build the pool
Truth-wrong! the pool is still not finished!

3) KEITH STUART said that he was able to discount the price of the pool using Jandy products rebate points
Truth-False! This rebate does not exist and according to his competitors, he's been using this sales tatic for years, and just to force the sale!

ADDITIONAL REASONS

KEITH STUART has an Engineer who falsifies reports for him so that the inspections can be passed through the city inspector's office. This insures that the project moves forward and that he can collect additional draws/monies.

KEITH STUART AND NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA do not care whether or not the report is true and correct and that the pool may settle and crack, as, they may not be around much longer the way they operate their business and WILL not be there to warranty the pool.

KEITH STUART and NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA have no concience, they deceive, lie, delay and bulldog their way all their way to the bank.

PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT HIRE THEM, but do your homework and use a reputable contractor that does not have a list of arrests and felonies.

Good luck with finding a pool builder, or ,if you are a victim of KEITH STUART and NATIONWIDE POOL AND SPA, please contact one of us victims and join in the class action law suit that we will persue. anonymous Coral Springs, Florida
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