I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks reading up on how to care for my new pool, and learning as much as i can about pool building so i can do my best to make sure everything goes well for me.
We're building an in-ground vinyl liner sports pool measuring 18x43'. Our PB uses Hayward equipment, we will have a heat pump and SWCG system. We also splurged on an auto cover from Coverstar, we'll see how we feel about that investment in a few years i guess....
I met with the Building inspector who will be inspecting our pool. After asking him some questions about the process, such as who will be ensuring the plumbing is all good, or the rebar etc. he told me that was all on the pool builder. Then i happened to mention my PB's name and he chuckled and said oh you don't have anything to worry about. I inquired why and he said "that's who built my pool". He said he wished he could drum up more business for them but he wasn't allowed to talk about PB's etc.
Pics of the progress so far.... we've had a few big storms blow through delaying the progress.
General location of pool (where jeep is)
View from corner of lot back towards the house
1 day of digging
Boards set up
Today they begin the actual digging of the pool.
The slope you see at the far end of the yard behind the pool will remain and be planted. On top of the new hill will be an 8' fence. There will be about 2' of planting area between the fence and the top of the slope. Our neighbors have an insanely tall deck that otherwise would overlook our pool. I need to take picture of it.
There are several reasons we chose this location for the pool. That area gets almost full sun. If we moved the pool (south) closer to the back deck location we then need a 5-6' wall and need to be able to raise the fence, doable, but we would have to remove a lot of trees/shrubs to fit it in between property line and house, not to mention removal of old trash pit.
Here is a rough drawing of the plan, we learned on the first day that we will need 2 steps between the patio and the pool decking.