New pool is in, after 3 months! (My welcome home from Afghanistan gift from my wife.)
And yes, we went swimming, although it was a little cool.
Started in June, waited over a month for parts, then they hit rock, then a spring pumping out 3-4 gpm. (I used it to augment pool filling.) Delays from the wettest, coolest summer in decades!
They raised the pool deck a foot, and cut the depth from 8' to 5', but it seemed to work. I kept a pipe into the deep gravel sump below, just in case. Then cut a gas line putting in electric. But, it is done, except burying electric lines.
Got our initial dump of chemicals, as they were free, but been reading everything I can find on BBB.
Funny thing, I told the builder I had bought the TF100 test kit, and he said it was a waste of time and money. They can do everything I need!! Then he added that he had algae, and didn't know why...
And finally, the fence starts going in tomorrow.
I'll spend this winter working on landscaping.