BELTON, Texas (KWTX) – At least a dozen Central Texan homeowners who contracted with a local company to build pools in their backyards say they are out thousands of dollars.
Several of the homeowners told KWTX that after signing construction contracts with Belton pool company Ocean Quest Pools by Lew Akins, the company stopped responding, leaving them with unfinished projects in their backyards.
Tara and Keith Moore said they stopped hearing from Ocean Quest after after a couple of weeks of quick progress on their pool.
“I reached out trying to get an update from the owner and I could never gain a response,” Tara Moore, an Ocean Quest customer, told KWTX. “Only to find out that they were pursuing plans to file for bankruptcy and have left myself and several other community members in a bind with unfinished pools.”
This was the case for Shana Brader and her fiancé David Roberson, too.
“Delayed communication, or no communication at all,” Roberson, another Ocean Quest customer, said of the company’s service. “And that’s when we started to see the changes in the armor and worried there might be some financial duress with OQP.”
Ocean Quest Pools filed for