I posted a couple months ago about my disappointment with several pool bids I had received.
They were all flawed in some way or another. I knew exactly what I wanted but either they weren't listening or I wasn't communicating effectively.
In any event, I decided owner-build with myself doing some of the grunt work.
My design would be a modified classic geometric double roman end pool with an elevated spa and a tanning shelf on the opposite side:
Three infrastructure problems with my yard are:
NG meter placement and the line running directly across the yard. Some replumbing in the house and garage with a service call to the NG supplier and we finally had that problem resolved.
Old, sagging, decrepit sectional clay pipe sewer lateral had to be replaced and relocated. Not fun but I did that work myself.
My yard has too much dirt!!! So I hand dug all around the pool shape. I also jack hammered out our existing pea gravel patio and lower it 6" inches.
Finally yesterday I was able to get the excavation crew out to start the dig: