We finally got started last Friday, July 23rd! And should be swimming by Saturday, July 7th! My wife took the camera on a trip so I only have the latest pics. When she gets back on Sunday, I can post the "before" photos to show the yard prior to removal of trees and grass. We had to have most of our dirt/rock hauled away (extra cost but builder split it with me) and we hit shale about 4 ft down. Notice the rocky bottom. Fortunately our excavator was good and got through it with the backhoe only, thus avoiding the extra $2500. Backfilling with gravel happens tomorrow. Cement bottom, liner, electrical on Monday. Start filling on Tuesday. Stamped concrete deck on Wednesday. Whew!