So last summer we decided to get a Intex to see if a pool was for us, I found this great website and learned that with a little daily attention pool ownership is really quite easy (thanks Jason and everyone else). The "plan" was to use the intex for 2 years and then think about updating to a larger more permanent pool. So here we are not even one year into ownership of the Intex and I just ordered a 24 ft Sharkline Matrix.
So this is what we have been enjoying for almost the last year
I have been waiting for our neighborhood jack of all trades to come by and dig out the yard, we are in the mountains and the amount of rocks I hit when I leveled the Intex had me worried enough to wait on ordering until the excavation was done. He showed up yesterday and put in 3 hours and then another hour today finishing up. As you can see from the pics below there was a small amount of dirt to haul away, six loads total. From my low point to the back was was over two and a half feet , He did hit some big rocks but nothing that the loader couldn't handle. Four hours work and 6 trucks full of dirt, sod, and rock hauled away for $300, best money I've spend in a long time. I will have some more leveling to do but he was able to get me within a couple of inches.
How low do we go!!
Tapered the ledges away today
So tomorrow I go buy a nice long 2x6 and start leveling, again. I will be updating and posting pics over the next few weeks as the new pool comes together. After the pool goes in then the deck starts this fall, boy I know how to have fun
Big thanks again to everyone associated with this site, it is truly a phenomenal resource and has helped me so much