We're tired of being total slaves to our yard, so we're doing a complete renovation. We have 5 acres, and over the last 7 years have "one project at a time"d ourselves into a mess, complete with an unnecessary pond, too much grass, and not enough area to enjoy this awesome place we call Montana.
Here's a wide screen look at what we started with.
This is what we'll end up with:
It's a 15x30 foot AGP with deep end, "buried" but with 4' of overdig so not really buried, full 8' surround pool deck, a new deck/pergola, patio with firepit, moved play area/sandbox, and an outdoor kitchen.
The hole is dug now. As you can see, our soil is great for digging, and it makes for a nice surface to deal with. We'll set the pool in the middle and build the deck around. It'll overhang by 4' onto the old lawn area, and then 4' will be open. I'll have some access hatches to get underneath.