National and international swimming pool builders in both gunite and concrete construction for both residential and commercial projects.
Pride Pools International founded by Graham & Paul Thorne bring more than 60 years of expertise to the industry. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have built over the years and the creative approach and in depth understanding we take when engaging in projects. MORE
 
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STANDARD CONDITIONS OF TENDER
The Contractor referred to herein is Pride Pools International cc. In all cases it is understood that the "Owner", "Client" or "Agent" referred to herein is the party entering into a contract with Pride Pools International cc.
The Owner / Client warrants that he / she is the registered Owner of the property upon which the pool is to be constructed.
The Owner / Client hereby appoints his business or residential address as set forth herein as domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes incidental to or arising out of this Agreement.
Owner / Client is to supply contractor with a site plan & diagram. Owner / Client is responsible for any fees and or deposits required by Body Corporate or Home Owners Association.
The Owner / Client is to be responsible for providing access to the pool and work site for all the Contractor's equipment and material. The Contractor shall not be responsible for repairing, replacing or making good equipment or making good any damages to fences, driveways, paths or gardens by howsoever or by whomsoever caused, or to any damage resulting from the pool building process. Unless specified in the contract any protective screening is the responsibility of the Owner / Client. If plans are attached to this Contract and are signed by the parties for purposes of identification, they form part of the agreement. In case of conflict between the provisions stated in such plans and the terms within Contract, the terms within the Contract shall prevail.
7.1 The Owner / Client shall be responsible for the supply of Water and Electricity during construction and for the provision of Toilet facilities for the Contractor's employees.
7.2 This also applies to any work carried out under guarantee. The owner shall be responsible for water and chemicalisation for any guarantee work done.
The Owner shall be responsible for filling the pool with municipal supplied water, turning off the water supply and treating the water with the correct chemicals. Pride Pools International may not be held liable for any discolouration, scaling, patchiness, streaking or other caused by any watere supply.It remains the resonsibility of the client to test the water supply for suitability. The Owner / Client being familiar with his / her requirements and property boundaries, shall observe the proposed pool when pegged out on site and shall supervise the location and elevation of same. There shall be no liability on part of the Contractor for incorrect location thereof, whether on Owner's property or the property of the third person, and the Owner shall indemnify the Contractor against any claim or demands made by any person in respect of any such correctness.
In all cases a fixed bench mark and or finished datum level to be indicated by Owner / Client to the Contractor.
EXCAVATION
10.1 No allowance is included for excavation in waterlogged soil, hard or soft ground, rock, clay, shale, ouklip, or ground containing boulders and tree stumps. Conditions requiring the use of picks, pneumatic breakers, blasting, sub-soil drainage or any extra handwork in connection with the above will be the subject of a special quotation, and is specifically excluded from this contract.
10.2 Underground obstacles -The choice of the site of the pool rests with the Owner / Client, although every care will be taken to site the pool away from the existing underground obstacles, such as sewers, cables, water pipes and drains, in the event of such obstacles being encountered in the excavation, the cost of diverting or removing same will be the subject of a separate agreement and is excluded from this contract. The Owner / Client is solely responsible for establishing the situation of any such obstacles.
10.3 No allowance is included for excavation and removal of Builders rubble, septic tanks or the like.
10.4 Removal of trees, tree trunks and the like is excluded from our contract and subject to an additional charge.
10.5 Should the Owner / Client not be immediately available to authorize extra costs relating to sub-soil draining or shuttering, the Owner / Client acknowledges that it is in his / her interest for such work to proceed in order to minimise extra costs to the Owner / Client.
10.6 Where hazardous conditions, such as expanding clay, pot clay, collapsing soil or fill exist:
a The Owner / Client will if so required by the Contractor call for the services of a Consulting Engineer who will submit his recommendations to the Contractor.
b Should these recommendations call for additional construction over and above the specification used for a pool in normal soil condtitions, these additions will be subject to additional charges.
c The Contractor will then not assume responsibility for the structural soundness of the pool.
10.7 Underground water - The discovery of underground water resulting in the need to carry out dewatering will result in additional charges. This includes any additional excavation, shuttering, shoring, construction of stone drains, agricultural drains or capillary trenches or hiring of specialised equipment. It is encumbent upon the Owner / Client to ensure that any dewatering pumps are to be operating constantly. Should power be unavailable for any reason the contractor reserves the right to hire a generator which will be for the clients account.
10.8 Where soil is to be left on site this is taken to mean within 10 meters of the pool site. All rock or concrete found on site during excavation to remain on site, removal of same is subject to additional charges.
10.9a Where soil from excavation is deposited on / at an agreed position, should the Owner / Client require it to be relocated or removed from site this will constitute an additional charge.
b Where soil from the excavation is insufficient to level the area around the pool, any additional soil brought in will be subject to additional charges.
Payment for additional work is to be in advance of work unless cost is unknown. If cost is unknown, payment is to be made immediatelly on completion of such work.
Any work and or the supply of generators or any materials or equipment additional to that provided for in the specification will be subject to additional charges.
The Contractor is not bound by any verbal statements or representations made or which may be made by any salesman, employee, representative or person purporting to act for or on behalf of the Contractor.
13.1 In the event that any payment shall not be paid when due, the Contractor may, at its discretion, declare the entire balance due and payable and may stop work until such balance is paid.
The Contractor shall then forthwith have the right to claim payment of all amounts due under this contract. Ownership of all equipment and material delivered to the work site or Owner / Client remains vested in the Contractor until the Owner / Client has made payment to the contactor in full in terms of the agreement.
13.2 Amounts not paid when due shall bear interest at the prevailing prime bank overdraft rate of Nedbank and be payable on demand. The Owner acknowledges that any leniency shown by the Contractor in accepting deferred payment does not reduce the Contractor's right to apply the provision of 13.1
13.3 The Owner / Client shall pay the Contractor's attorney / Client costs including collection commission in the event of the owner breaching the terms and conditions of this contract.
13.4 Any extra costs arising out of these conditions, forming the subject of one or more separate agreements as referred to, will be charged for in accordance with our current price list or as determined from time to time by an independent body chosen by the contractor.
13.5 The Owner / Client hereby agrees and consents that the Contractor shall be entitled at his option to institute any legal proceedings which might arise out of or in connection with this Agreenment in any Magistrate's Court having jurisdiction in respect of the person of the Owner / Client in the terms of Section 28 of the Magistrate's Court Act No. 32 of 1944. The Contractor, with its philosophy that "nothing we do today is good enough if a better way can be found tomorrow" reserves the right to make product changes or improvements at any time without notice.
ELECTRICAL
15.1 Unless specifically quoted for all electrical connections are excluded. This includes mains cable, pump cable and connection's and all underwater light cables from the light fittings to junction box / wp board.
15.2 Unless specifically quoted for all wp boxes, time clocks, isolator switches and light transformers are specifically excluded from the contract.
15.3 The installation of an Earth Leakage Relay is specifically excluded from this contract. Where the local authority concerned specifies such installation, the Owner / Client shall be responsible for the costs thereof. The earthing of the other circuits other than the filtration plant is specifically excluded from the contract - where the local authority concerned specifies such installation the Owner/ Client shall be responsible for the cost thereof.
15.4 In the event the Client / Owner carrying out the electrical connections any delay thereof willl result in delay in commisioning of the pool. This may result in damage to the interior cosmetic finish. Repair of same is specifially excluded from our contract.
15.5 Electrical connection to the filtration system and pool lighting must be completed prior to the cosmetic appliaction to the pool interior. Any damage resulting from a delay in this regard will not be the responsibility of the contractor and cleaning or repair of same would be subject to an additional charge.
16.1 Should construction not commence within 30 days of written acceptance unless specified or should the Owner / Client / Agent delay the Contractor in continuing with the work for more than 15 days once work has commenced, the Contractor will have the right to revise the contract price.
16.2 Furthermore, should the Owner / Client for any reason whatsoever delay the final cosmetic finish the contractor shall not be liable for any damage caused by the flotation of the swimming pool shell and or consequential damage brought about as a result of ground water and or flooding.
16.3 No responsibility can be assumed by the Contractor for the delay in completion of the Contract, or any portion thereof, arising out of the late delivery of equipment, inclement weather and / or any circumstances beyond its control.
17.1 The pool is considered completed once the cosmetic finish has been applied.
17.2 Once Contractor / Owner / Client / Agent has commenced filling of the pool, the Owner / Client will ensure that the pool is filled constantly with no delays and will turn off the water supply when the pool is full.
17.3 Furthermore client must ensure that the pool remains full of water at all times.
16.3 No responsibility can be assumed by the Contractor for the delay in completion of the Contract, or any portion thereof, arising out of the late delivery of equipment, inclement weather and / or any circumstances beyond its control.
INTERIOR COSMETIC LININGS & COATINGS
18.1 Marble Plaster
a We take no responsibility for discolouration, marks or stains that may get into or onto the cosmetic finish of the interior of the pool. Marbleplaster / Quartzite plaster. We would like to point out that trowl marks and undulations do occur as this is a finish which is applied by hand. This is more noticeable at night when the pool lighting is on. If the pool is correctly maintained the cosmetic finish should last for many years. Shrinkage cracks do occur but are not detrimental to the pool shell in any way. The contractor shall not be responsible for repairing same.
b Colour uniformity cannot be guaranteed and colour variance in the form of patchiness, blotching, streaking and the like are acceptable within the industry. Steaking and patchiness may occur.
c Marbleplaster is guaranteed against delamination for one (1) year from the date of filing with water.
18.2 Fibreglass
a The nature / properties of Fibreglass / GRP lining is such that our standard guarantee excludes:
b Marks or stains or discolouration or hairline cracks that might occur on the gelcoat / poolcoat surface.
c Unevenness or hollowness as a result of undulations in the pool shell.
d Osmosis - "Black Plague"
e Or as a result of any movement in the pool structure or substrate.
f Delamination can occur but is in no way detrimental to the water holding properties of the lining.
g Unless advised to the contrary by the Owner, Client it is assumed that the substrate (ie: pool shell) onto which the fibreglass is to be applied is of suitable and sound construction.
h Colour uniformity cannot be guaranteed and colour variance in the form of patchiness, blotching, streaking and the like are acceptable within the industry.
i Fibreglass is guaranteed for one (1) year from the date of filling with water. The term implies that the fibreglass lining is capable of containing and holding water, and in the event of failure to do so, the contractor will within the set period repair same so that it does hold water. Any repair to the gelcoat / poolcoat will result in a variance of colour for which the Contractor will not be liable.
GUARANTEES:
19.1 On completion of the contract, once the pool has been filled with water, the Guarantee as detailed below will come into effect, provided the owner has complied in full with the the terms and payment and other conditions of the Contract. It is agreed that no claim may be made under the Guarantee and no obligation to make any adjustment thereunder will accrue to the Owner until the full indebtedness of the Owner to the Contractor is paid. All statutory or implied Guarantees, other than those in terms of the guarantee document, are hereby expressly negated and excluded. Any agreement varying the terms and conditions of this contract, and by variation including cancellation, shall be of no force or effect unless contained in writing and signed by the Owner / Client and the Contractor and no verbal agreement of any kind whatsoever shall have any force or effect.
19.2 Full ownership of all material and equipment delivered to site remans the propertry of the Contractor until final payment ha been made until full and final payment has been made. It is the responsibility of the Owner, Client, Agent to insure against theft, loss or damage either willfull or unintentional.
19.3 Guarantee:- Guarantees are not transferable. The pool is guaranteed for 1 year from the date of filling. Contractor guarantees that the pool shell will remain structurally sound. The term implies that the pool is capable of holding water, and in the event of failure to do so, the contractor will within the set period repair same so that it does hold water. The structural guarantee will not extend to cover items external to the pool such as coping, paving, plastering,coating, walls, plumbing, electrical, filtration, reticulation, pool heating, timber decks and pool accessories. Walls, decking, paving or other construction work is not guaranteed against normal cracking, checking, raising, settling, eflorecence or discolouration.
19.4 The contractor is not liable for any occurance or damage caused by expansion of soil, uncompacted soil, untested fill, unstable slopes or any earth movement from any cause including ground water or the introduction of excess moisture into the ground whether by acts of human agency or as a result of any natural elements.
19.5 In the unlikely event of repairs or remedial work which will necessitate emptying of the pool, the cost of chemicals and water to refill the pool will be for th Owner / Clients account.
19.6 Underwater lights ( if installed ) carry no guarantee.
19.7 Filter Guarantee
The filter tank only, or any part of the pump or motor, which may prove defective within six months of installation owing to poor material or workmanship, fair wear and tear excluded will be replaced free of charge. Only labour will be chargeable. The guarantee will become nul and void if any work whatsoever is carried out by unauthorised persons. This guarantee is limited to the supplier / manufacturer's guarantee.
CONSTRUCTION
20.1 The pool will be constructed in gunite / pneumatically applied concrete and / or hand pack concrete.
20.2 All sizes quoted or specified are approximate only. Please note that undulations do occur during either of these construction methods which may also be noticeable after the cosmetic finish has been applied and the pool is filled with water. This is more noticeable at night when the pool lighting is on. These are in no way detrimental to the integrity of the pool shell.
LIABILITY
21.1 Public liability insurance is specifically excluded in our contract unless specified.
21.1 Public liability insurance is specifically excluded in our contract unless specified.
21.2 The contractor, it's representatives or servants shall not be liable to the owner, for any injury, loss or damage which may be occasioned to any person, animal or property by, in the coarse of or as a result of the excavation, construction, installation or completion of the swimming pool or the filtration plant or any portion thereof, or the bringing on to, storage on or removal from the site of any plant, machinery, materials or equipment for or in connection therewith.
21.3 The owner / agent / acknowledges that the pool will be emptied at his/ her own risk. The contractor will take reasonable care in emptying the pool but willl not be responsible for damage caused to the pool structure, surround ( including plants, trees etc.) filtration system, or plumbing ( pump to be isolated during renovation), as a result thereof.
21.4 Notwithstanding any guarantee or other clause contained in this quotation, the contractor shall not be liable for any damage or loss directly or indirectly, proximately or remotely occasioned by, contibutable to or traceable to or arising out of or in connection with the fault of any third party, earthquake, flood, volcanic eruption, blasting, landslide, war, invasion or war like operation, civil war, not civil commotion, mutiny or rebellion, Act of God, the failure of collapse of any wall or other structure built erected by any third party or by direct consequence or any of the said occurances and in the event for any claim for damage or loss by the owner against the contractor arising out of this quotation, the owner shall prove that the loss or damage or liability rose independantly of and was in no way connected with or traceable to any of the said occurences or consequence thereof and in default of such proof the contractor shall not be liable to the owner in respect of such loss or damage.
The contract shall be deemed to be completed once the cosmetic finish has been applied to the interior of the pool. Until such time as completion has taken place as defined herein, the client hereby irrevocably grants access to the Contractor to his property to complete or make any variations to the pool as are necessary.
Cancellation of contract- In the event that the Owner cancels or purports to cancel this agreement, the Contractor shall be entitled to recover agreed and liquidated damages from the Owner and the sum of 15% of the total contract price, which the owner acknowledges does not constitute a penalt but a genuine pre estimate of part of the damages suffered by the Contractor.
24.1 Payment for additional work is to be in advance of work unless cost is unknown. If cost is unknown, payment is to be made immediatelly on completion of such work.
24.2 Should authorisation not be immediately available work will continue up to the value of R 3000.00.
Any credit brought about by the reduction of the contract value and agreed to by Contactor will be credited at cost only.
Photographs- The Owner / Client / Agent hereby gives permission for a signboard to be erected on site during construction and photographs taken within 2 years of completion for advertising purposes.
CONTACT PRIDE POOLS INTERNATIONAL FOR ALL YOUR POOL NEEDS!
Paul Thorne: 082 742 4904
E-mail: paul@pridepoolsinternational.co.za
Tel / Fax: +27 21 794 5928
Graham Thorne: 082 704 8609
E-mail: graham@pridepoolsinternational.co.za
Tel / Fax: +27 21 794 5928
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