Just started a gunnite pool project that will carry over to the spring before we plaster and fill it. Thought I'd post up a few shots and then come back and document it as it progresses.
First shot is where the pool will go. We're going with a pond style pool with a wider 3'-6" area than the deeper 7'-6" end, since the kids will spend more time in the shallow end.
Of course, whenever I say "pool" and "pond" in the same sentence, I have to think of Caddyshack and the great scene between Chevy Chase and Bill Murray: "Pool, pond... pond would be good for you, Carl." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmxcmpR1GQA
The excavation begins:
We ended up hitting some foundation drains and leader drain runs that had to be rerouted. A call to a mason supply and some 4" pipe and fittings and we rerouted the lines all the way around the pool. It was nice to have the machine for two days to have them trench it out for me so this wasn't an extra (other than the materials).