So, following the lead of past DIYers I decided to call excavators to see if they would be willing to dig the pool hole and haul away the dirt. Either no one answered or they didn't do residential work. I then decided that Craigslist might be a good place to find people! I put an ad up looking for someone to dig the hole, haul the dirt away, and trowel the poolKrete. And these are the responses I got:
'I can't believe you are stupid enough to fall for those DIY pools'
'You couldn't pay me $1000 to show up at your property to even look at it'
Hmmmmmm, Okay....WOW!! I was totally blown away! Is this the response that I going to get while trying to do a DIY pool?!
I will say that a guy wrote and said that he is in the pool business and in desperate need of dirt. He is willing to do the work and keep the dirt as his payment. So, I'm going to have him come out and have a chat with him and let him take a look at our property(which is surrounded by houses on ALL sides).