• Report: #244584

Complaint Review: Poolside Leisure

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  • Submitted: Wed, April 18, 2007
  • Updated: Tue, April 22, 2008

  • Reported By:Tampa Florida
Poolside Leisure
13809 Good Life Riad Tampa, Florida U.S.A.

Poolside Leisure AKA Gator Contracting Inc. Fraudlent Unlicensed Swimming Pool Contractor Dishonest Tampa Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: See Companies Respone Below

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: What competitor do you work for?

*UPDATE Employee: We have been licensed by the state of Florida for years

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Not just me but many many more are very unhappy with this ripoff artist. He overcharges, he does not return calls or come back to fix a leak he said he found. Several people have checked and his license in Tampa is not good. He has not registered with the State nor does he have a Pinellas, Manatee, or Sarasota license. STAY AWAY, DON'T USE ANY POOL COMPANY THAT USES HIM...ie. BLUE HAVEN POOLS, AFFINITY POOLS, S&R POOLS, COMMERCIAL POOL SERVICE, SAND CASTLE POOLS, SUN PAVERS, PATIO POOLS, ELITE POOL & SPA, CLEAN SWEEP, SUPERIOR POOL PRODUCTS, FANTASTIC POOLS.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

See Companies Respone Below

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

Could not edit my original rebuttal.
Wanted to add. Tampa is in Hillsborough county of which I am a registered contractor. In addition I am registered in the City of Tampa as a Building Contractor and Swimming Pool contractor. Call them. Call Pinellas also. I have three major construction jobs going on there this month alone. No complaints in ANY of the cities or counties I work in.
AS for the state license. Go this link -> https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp
and search by my name Gregory Garbo or company name Poolside Leisure and you will see we are indeed licensed. We are heavily insured as we do a lot of commerical construction work.


You stated we did not fix a leak we found? We offer a sixty day warranty under which we return free of charge to fix any minor leaks. This is clearly explained when you call to schedule. If we have have to cut through concrete or more extensive work is required to properly repair it we leave a detailed description of the leak source and an estimate to fix it. I'm sorry your pool was not built correctly or you had major ground settlement issues. It is not our responsibility to warranty another builders work unless that company has authorized us to do so.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

What competitor do you work for?

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

Obviously you must work for a competitior as you slander my company and others I do business with. We do thousands of service calls a year and renovate 100+ pools per year. The health inspectors recommend us in hillsborough and pinellas. I am not registered in manatee or whatever other counties you spewed out as I don't do business there.

Here are my state licenses -> https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp?mode=2&search=Name&SID=&brd=&typ=

Several people have been ripped off by us, that's a nice assumption? Where are their reports? Why do I have perfect feedback on the Better Business Bureau?
Endorsed by News Channel Eight?
Why does my company continue to grow in revenue so rapidly while others are going out of business in these tough times?

If you are one of the customers who wanted us to fix a major leak for free or didn't pay their bills then i'm sure you don't like us or our lawyers.

I provide top quality service but do expect to be paid for it.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

We have been licensed by the state of Florida for years

AUTHOR: Poolside Leisure - (U.S.A.)

Gator Contracting, Inc d/b/a Poolside Leisure is a fully licensed, and insured company. Our owner holds the following state licenses: CBC1255379 as a Certified Building Contractor, and RP252555049 as a Pool/Spa Contractor which can be verified through www.myfloridalicense.com. We have a certificate of competency issued by Hillsborough County(R001203757), and share reciprocity with both Pasco & Pinellas County. We are also licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bureau of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Inspection, #22885, to service, repair, and install gas systems & equipment.

Poolside Leisure has been a family owned & operated business for 29 years, and is one of the few pool companies in the area that continues to grow. We attribute this growth to the continued quality of our work and excellent customer service. Much of our business is referall from previous clients. We have built many solid customer relationships over the years whose continued support is very important to our business.

We strive very hard for 100% customer satisfaction, obviouly this customer is not, but we try to make sure that all of our customers are happy. There is no issue that cannot be resolved as long as the request is reasonable.
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