We began making plans to have a pool built since early July this year, and our planning is (finally!) starting to become a reality. We interviewed 5 pool builders, and eventually narrowed the list down to two, as they had the design we liked best. Because our yard slopes downward from the house (it's about a 5-1/2' drop from the house to the rear of the property 40' back) we are having a boulder retaining wall put in on the far side. Unfortunately, the rendering provided by our pool builder (and others we interviewed, too) doesn't do a good job depicting slope.
Below are photos showing the rendering, the dimensional drawing, and the construction process to date. I will update this as more work gets accomplished.
Here's the computer rendering of our pool:
The dimensions of the pool:
The steel's in....waiting for gunite:
The gunite crew at work:
Our pool builder's indicated he's going to try and start the coping work towards the end of this week, so I may have more photos to share at that point.