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Contractor responds to more complaints of unfinished pools

More complaints have come in about alleged fraudster Jarred Haymen who has left a trail of unfinished pools.

Global News have been contacted by new families that say they’ve had bad dealings with the pool contractor.

Sixty-two-year-old Terry Hnidy, who lives in Maple Ridge, was one of those affected.

Hnidy, who lives with multiple sclerosis, said she wanted a pool to help her exercise.

“I started to look for pool contractors on Facebook actually, Facebook marketplace, there I found an ad for pyramid pools,” Hnidy told Global News on Thursday.

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Hnidy said she hired Haymen and his company Pyramid Pools in May, to build her a small pool but she says after months of sweet talking the pool is still left unfinished.

“He has $26,000 (of mine). Essentially, all he did in my backyards was dig a hole, put some foam in it and did some inappropriately installed rebar.“

Global News was able to contact Jarred Hayman, he said he’s done nothing wrong but did say some of his jobs have been delayed.

“I’ve done like 30-40 pools. The only thing on my end is being overbooked and delays on the project,” said Haymen.

“(It’s) never me taking the money and disappearing. I tell people as I start the project, I can’t guarantee timelines.”

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Global News talked to the Better Business Bureau for advice on what to look for when hiring a contractor.

“As a starting point for consumers when you’re thinking about hiring a contractor, you need to do your research. We can’t stress it enough,” said Karla Laird, a Better Business

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These 9 Homes With Indoor Pools Make a Splash No Matter the Weather

Fall is officially here, and outdoor pool season is winding down for large swaths of the country.

With public pools closed in most of the country this summer, folks were desperate for any sort of aquatic relief. Interest in above-ground pools, plunge pools, and stock tank pools all spiked as homeowners sought to beat the heat in their own backyard.

But for a select few, swimming pool season is year-round—and it never means having to dip a toe outside the confines of the house. For homeowners lucky enough to possess an indoor pool, practicing laps or simply dog paddling in the shallow end can take place any time of year.

And your own personal natatorium can be a reality! We’ve found nine homes with indoor pools for sale right now—so we invite you to wade on in.

Of course, this amenity doesn’t come cheap. Most of the homes we spotted come with price tags over a million bucks. For buyers with the cash to splash out, these homes present an intriguing opportunity. For those on a smaller budget, use these nine examples as inspiration for your own chlorine-soaked fantasies.

Price: $2,000,000
Making a splash in South Carolina: Marketed as “one of Greenville’s finest homes,” this five-bedroom mansion has a classic exterior. However, we’re more interested in the glorious pool. Located in a structure with skylights and abundant windows, the pool is bathed in natural light. After you’re done taking a dip, you can warm up in the hot tub or sun yourself in the adjacent courtyard area.

Greenville, SC
Greenville, SC

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Price: $740,000
Rocking retro vibes: Colorado’s already experienced its first winter snow, and it’s not even November. So an indoor pool in the Rocky Mountain State is the perfect hedge against frosty climes. This amoeba-shaped pool is attached to

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