Aquarius Construction / Building
Lester Morris of www.aquariuspools.co.za started a pool installation at our house 3 months ago. The hole was dug, a pool added and then all was halted for building plan approvals. Which is something a professional builder/pool installer should have known should be done before starting a job? During this time he promised to start at our house with some work while we waited for the plans. It never happened. When we questioned him he sent messages to my huband like "I've had enough of your whining. The guy on HelloPeter was a dick like you." This was how he spoke to us, his clients. Once the building plans were done and all was in order to start, he set a date but never showed up, after lots of excuses he set another 2 dates but never started. We had guests coming in so we sent him a mail saying we would give him almost 2 weeks to get his stuff together in order to start Wednesday 9 November and he aggreed. He didnt show up, and the next day he sent us a message saying "This project went pear shaped I suggest you find someone else." This after 3 months of stalling. In reply to when we would receive our R40 000 deposits back, we got a "I will see you incourt. I know how these cases go". So 3 months later we have a hole in the ground with an incomplete pool (a serious safety hazard and liability while taking in guests) and we have lost R40 000 of deposits which he refuses to pay back and work was never done. 3 weeks before our guests start pouring into a fully booked December and January. I am 6 months pregnant, at a loss of words and disappointed in what has become of humanity. I have since met with 3 other families who's money he has also just disappeared with, without doing any work. Takes deposits and disappears. One family lost R30 000 and another lost R10 000. These people cant afford to take him to court after the money they lost so he just walks away with it. I want the whole of Cape Town to know about this criminal to stop him from stealing from other innocent people!