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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by mat » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:36 am

Put a sensor in your watertank that will stop the pump automaticly when the level gets too low. Costs allmost nothing.

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Riversider » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:37 pm

Thanks for the advise Mat, I will look into that.

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Dawebo » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:34 pm

malcolminthemiddle wrote:I haven't placed an order yet but my recent dealings with GDL Pools has been nothing but professional.
I got the very same good professional service until the chlorinator stopped working while still under warranty. Everything is great until a problem arises.

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by JimmyGreaves » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:36 am

JOHNSON wrote:2 sides to every story !! GDL were recommended to me by a friend who's lived in HH many years. I'm glad he did,i found GDL to be polite,courteous,friendly and above all my swimming pool looks and is fantastic, :D
poptherock wrote:There is ABSELUTELY NO reason at all for warnings about this company.
We have the last ten months now used GDL for two big jobs with house extensions and pool constructions in SIDA Tropical Villas. We are very satisfied with the work they have done so far...


These 2 must have a vested interest (3 posts between them)
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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Francois » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:27 am

I used GDL to replace a chlorinator 1 year ago. Very professionnal, good quality job, I was happy.

Last July, I asked the British lady who is working at GDL, Dawn, for a quoptation for the cleaning of my pool (emptying the pool, removing the calcium on the tiles, refilling of the pool) and she quoted 40 000 THB... 2 other companies in HH quoted me 9 000 ± 1 000 THB. I was really disappointed: this is the kind of pricing you make when you do not want the job :(
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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Staceysmom » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:52 pm

JimmyGreaves wrote:
JOHNSON wrote:2 sides to every story !! GDL were recommended to me by a friend who's lived in HH many years. I'm glad he did,i found GDL to be polite,courteous,friendly and above all my swimming pool looks and is fantastic, :D
poptherock wrote:There is ABSELUTELY NO reason at all for warnings about this company.
We have the last ten months now used GDL for two big jobs with house extensions and pool constructions in SIDA Tropical Villas. We are very satisfied with the work they have done so far...


These 2 must have a vested interest (3 posts between them)

I guess they are not the only ones with interest...
"I trust you went in and rubbed their nose in it or maybe not all you would have got was a blank look![/quote]"

Well it sounds like you have everything sorted with is brilliant but I have to agree, I cannot say one bad thing about the company, whenever I talk to any member of their staff I am satisfied. Different things happen to different people but I will certinatly not be needing any warning. I am More than happy to go back

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Francois » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:12 pm

Staceysmom wrote:Well it sounds like you have everything sorted with is brilliant but I have to agree, I cannot say one bad thing about the company, whenever I talk to any member of their staff I am satisfied. Different things happen to different people but I will certinatly not be needing any warning. I am More than happy to go back
Honestly, I was happy with their service: professionalism, speed of execution, quality of work performed, correct pricing, even if a bit more expensive than average. Right, I prefer to pay a bit more and have a professional service. I don't remember who said on this forum, "If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys" :)

This being said, I find their last proposal quite expensive: 4 times the average price in HH. When back in HH, I will check with GDL Pool if there is no misunderstanding on the work to be achieved...
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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by poosmate » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:31 pm

if you want to remove calcium build up I would not suggest emptying the pool. Start by increasing the acidity and lowering the PH. This will allow the calcium to be loosened and will usually fall to the bottom of the pool. This can be removed permanently by vacuuming to waste.The use of hydrochloric acid along with some fairly fine waterproof sanding paper will remove any heavy deposits above/on the water line.
I would then ensure a suitable water softener is used when filling the pool.
Or buy ground water.
I have successfully "rescued" a pool that had not been run for more than a year without changing water.I have also battled hard deep well water for many years and managed to overcome calcium problems.
no more dePreston

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by JimmyGreaves » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:50 pm

Staceysmom wrote:
JimmyGreaves wrote:
JOHNSON wrote:2 sides to every story !! GDL were recommended to me by a friend who's lived in HH many years. I'm glad he did,i found GDL to be polite,courteous,friendly and above all my swimming pool looks and is fantastic, :D
poptherock wrote:There is ABSELUTELY NO reason at all for warnings about this company.
We have the last ten months now used GDL for two big jobs with house extensions and pool constructions in SIDA Tropical Villas. We are very satisfied with the work they have done so far...


These 2 must have a vested interest (3 posts between them)
I guess they are not the only ones with interest...
"I trust you went in and rubbed their nose in it or maybe not; all you would have got was a blank look!

Well it sounds like you have everything sorted with is brilliant but I have to agree, I cannot say one bad thing about the company, whenever I talk to any member of their staff I am satisfied. Different things happen to different people but I will certinatly not be needing any warning. I am More than happy to go back
No interest what so ever, I havn't got a pool. If you read the context of my reply about rubbing their nose in it after what the OP went through then I think the company well deserved to be named and shamed. Too many scamsters in this town both thai and falang. Also the two posters with 2 posts between them coming on this particular thread to big up the company stinks of insider trading!

Up to you if you agree or not, better to let a company walk all over don't you think?
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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by malcolminthemiddle » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:08 am

JimmyGreaves wrote:

These 2 must have a vested interest (3 posts between them)

Jimmy,

If you have no first hand experience of dealing with GDL Pools, what gives you the right to judge?

I thought all the recent discussions were about increasing the quality of posts on the forum not downgrading the content with posts such as yours in this topic.

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by carol » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:45 pm

while having 4 different pool companys looking after our pool and not doing a good job we now do it ourselves, see if it has been looked after properly ours never was till we done it ourselves and its so easy and cheap.... go to pool shop english people will help...you need to know what to look for and if its not cleaned well it will mess up quick.... look it up on the net..

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by JimmyGreaves » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:44 pm

malcolminthemiddle wrote:
JimmyGreaves wrote:

These 2 must have a vested interest (3 posts between them)

Jimmy,

If you have no first hand experience of dealing with GDL Pools, what gives you the right to judge?

I thought all the recent discussions were about increasing the quality of posts on the forum not downgrading the content with posts such as yours in this topic.
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Rubbish. I don't need first hand experience to side with the OP in his actions of exposing a bad experience he had at GDL pool shop, if they had given good customer service then they would have done what he had to eventually do on his behalf. Forum members highlighting their good and bad experiences as consumers helps other members to be wary of certain establishments, that is not decreasing the quality of a post, on the contary it's very informative.

So I beg to differ on your reasoning
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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Staceysmom » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:44 pm

JimmyGreaves wrote:
malcolminthemiddle wrote:
JimmyGreaves wrote:

These 2 must have a vested interest (3 posts between them)

Jimmy,

If you have no first hand experience of dealing with GDL Pools, what gives you the right to judge?

I thought all the recent discussions were about increasing the quality of posts on the forum not downgrading the content with posts such as yours in this topic.
MITM

Rubbish. I don't need first hand experience to side with the OP in his actions of exposing a bad experience he had at GDL pool shop, if they had given good customer service then they would have done what he had to eventually do on his behalf. Forum members highlighting their good and bad experiences as consumers helps other members to be wary of certain establishments, that is not decreasing the quality of a post, on the contary it's very informative.

So I beg to differ on your reasoning


I completely agree with Malcom, who are you to judge? You have no right to side with anyone when you have not yourself experienced any business relationship with GDL.
Also, the main reason I felt the need to reply to this post is because of the several negative comments that first came ahead, insiders you say? well it seems several people in this post have some what personal issues with GDL.
Just because a person doesn't like fresh veg doesn't mean it's not good for you.
People have opinions and by all means have them but do not voice your opinion when in reality you are yet to earn it Jimmy.
Bais is not informative.

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Norseman » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:25 pm

Does it occur to you that different people might have different experiences with any/every company?
The OP had experienced some negative treatment from this company and had the guts to say so.
It's a good thing that other have positive experiences and remarks, (me included), but hey - calm down and accept the facts that Dawebo's history are what HE experienced and NOT all of you!!

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Re: WARNING about GDL poolshop service

Post by Spitfire » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:29 pm

JG's point about the new posters with under a couple of posts jumping in with a "laying it down" point is interesting.

Wonder where their IPs trace back to? :naughty: :wink:
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