Monday, October 15, 2012

Shades of Grey and Black .... Pool


Do you ever have those moments when you realise that something is just not going to be easy ... that every single little things is going to go wrong one way or another with a particular project.

For us this poisoned chalice is our pool. Firstly we hand dig said pool out, secondly, the the paver we chose and loved is too slippery meaning we had to go back to the drawing board and try again.

Drama number three - the actual pool sand / colour supplier is no longer being used by our pool builder... not a problem you may think however the new supplier doesn't have a black colour option (See original option above) or any option even remotely close.

Yesterday was spent visiting the new supplier trying desperately to find a black colour that might just do the trick. 

So still having issues - the one they suggested - below is to light grey .... we don't want light grey, it will make the water very wishy washy which is something we really didn't want. The idea behind a black pool was to make a statement ... this pale shade of grey is just too weak a colour to achieve what we really wanted.


Now this colour I found certainly does what I want it to do. The big question here is ... how much more will it cost us .... it has pretty black shiny stones, and clear pieces of glass .... it is exactly what we originally wanted (Minus the glass) however it appears we will be having to pay an awful lot more for the same thing.


Here is my question - is it fair for us to have to pay more to achieve the original look simply because the pool builder have decided to change suppliers without letting us know. 

1 comment:

e t e r n a l i c o n s said...

I suppose the answer might lie in WHY the builder changed suppliers. If it was a quality or supply issue then you are best following his lead. If not; can't he obtain (as in your contract I presume) the promised product for you alone? I do not think you should bear the financial side-effects of a change mid-project but am not sure the legalities of such. Do you have funnel webs where you live? They are dangerously hard to spot in a black pool and can live for several days underwater. Just thought I throw that one into the weighing up list! x KL