We have wanted an inground pool for several years and finally pulled the trigger this year. They started digging Monday morning and all is going well so far. The pool will be a 16'x32' with a 6' deep end. We choose a builder who installs polymer walls (by Pacific Pools) so that we won't have to deal with rust issues down the road when doing liner changes. We chose to have a lazy lounge installed on the side in the deep end. Other things we have added are the Pentair Intellibrite 5g LED light with controller and the Autopilot DIG-220 SWG. The pool builder will be installing the Hayward Super Pump, a 300# sand filter and a Polaris 280 with booster pump.
The walls are all in and level, the copper bonding has been installed and inspected and they poured the concrete collar around the bottom of the wall braces this morning. This weekend they will be putting the vermiculite bottom in and beginning to hook up some of the plumbing. The plan is to have the liner installed either Monday or Tuesday depending on weather conditions. I knew my yard would be a mess but WOW, I was not prepared for this big of a mess but it will all be worth it in the end when we are lounging in the pool on a 95 degree South Carolina afternoon.
Below is a picture of what it looked like yesterday afternoon. My kids are so excited. They run out there as soon as they come home from school to see what it looks like.
I'll try to keep updating the photos and I welcome any advice or things to look for during our build. We still haven't nailed down our final deck layout yet but will be doing a mixture of concrete decking and brick pavers. My yard is on a hill so we also have to build about a 24" tall retaining wall above the pool and plan to install some landscape lights in the wall to shine down on the deck. Hopefully it will all come out nice but it's hard to imagine what the final product will look like at this stage.
Anyway, I just wanted to show where we were at and see if anyone has any advice or comments.