I have read through threads here and then and have garnered a great deal of insight. I spoke briefly with Bulldogz 400 some months ago. With the info presented here and the encouragement of Bulldogz I have jumped on the idea of an Owner/Builder DIYish pool project. One thing I am having difficult with by simply doing internet searches is locating pool specific contractors (especially those willing to work with Owner/Builders). if there are Las Vegas members who have recommendations for contractors or lists of contractors they would be willing to share it would be immensely helpful as well as much appreciated. As I learn to use the site I promise to share with the community the progress of the project as well as the pictures of process. So that those who continue on the tradition of Owner/Builder may also be able to garner inspiration and courage to dive into this world!