Hi everyone, new guy here! I've been reading this forum religiously for weeks now, and in that time I've learned so much. Thank you for all of the incredibly useful information, it has been quite helpful. We signed a build contract over a month ago with a reputable PB in Central FL who comes highly rated, and I was 100% clueless about everything pool-related, relying solely on them for information. Of course, with all of my new knowledge I've gleaned from TFP, I'm sure he absolutely hates the constant calls with new questions.
I've included a few progress pics of our build. They staked the layout just over a week ago. Luckily, the weather has been more than favorable. I think this is the best time to have a pool built. I did freak out a bit after they staked out the masonite thinking that it was going to be too small, and when they dug the hole I freaked out even more, but I think we will make great use of the extra deck space. Our designer said one of the biggest regrets he's heard over the 30 years he's been doing pool design is, "I wish we had more deck space." After they shot the gunite yesterday, I can say that I'm very happy with the size. It's big enough for maximum frolicking, yet not so massive that I'll despise maintaining it. Depth is 3ft to 6ft. Anyway, here are the pics! Any thoughts?
Before breaking ground
Big ol' hole!