I thought I would document our new Intex Ultra Frame Pool build. We have been planning this for about 2 months. I've learned so much from the great folks here that We are feeling confident to start. Our backyard is rather spatially challenged that after measuring several times, we choose the 9 x 18.
Our backyard is also aesthetically challenged. In other words, it was weeds and dead grass. After hiring someone to clean it up and haul away the trash, this is how it looks.
After a few hours of digging, we realized that the lovely fig tree were every where and that they had to go. We thought we could build up to avoid them, but we were wisely advised that the roots had to go.
So my hobby set out to dig them up while I worked on planting flowers, oleander bushes, and shade plants. We were pretty bummed to find the root system was really big. While trying to hack out a root, my 10 year old son said, "why can't we hire someone to do this?" That's my boy. We are living on one income, but I offered to pay him by the root. That's when he went back inside to play video games!
But we might just win the war against those dang roots! We worked all day today, and got a few big ones out! I'm actually feeling hopeful now!
Here are some picks of what we have done so far...
Hubby prying out roots. Some real living plants in background.
We used a cultivator to dig up the ground. Note to self: does not work on roots!
One time I'm proud to say my roots are showing!
That's it for today. Tomorrow, more digging and digging.
Thanks for listening!
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