Well Guys... This should be super exciting! I know I'm excited to get a new pool but also to see how this build goes. I've got a HUGE hill thus making this a challenge and add enough excitement to make sick!
My plans in the next few days are to look into permits. Gotta have those dang things and rail road ties. I do believe that is what hubby and I will be using to secure the hill. So how about some pictures and a little info on this soil that I have gotten to know in the last 3 years.
Okay, so the Garage. This is a brand new structure built in the last 6 years or so. Hubby bought the house in 2009 and the garage was newly constructed. I hate how the siding is on the sides but that's a whole nother thread perhaps on a diffrent board all together. Ok... so here we go!!!
This is a pic looking at the back of the garage. This will have a boardwalk going to the pool. Hubby says we need it to keep out feet clean so we aren't picking up dirt and taking it to the pool! I love you Honey!
This is the same view looking towards the house.
In the above pics, the 3-4 ft of dirt is new up against the garage. The people who built the garage sold hubby the house. They did not fill it in. It was not filled in until May of last year. So this tells me that the ground is pretty stable and you can't get a shovel into it at all! Now, before I shoot myself in the foot, it could always prove me a liar! Lets hope it doesn't!
Ahhhhhh... the hill I hate to mow! Notice the two Bosses in the back? They want to know what I'm up to? Well, It'st not their yard!
Looking up at pool site. Yeah... I need a retaining wall.
The garage is 24ft wide.
So this is my *pool site*. My initial plans are to make the pool level with the floor of the garage and dig the hillside out. Hubby wants the pool higher. I can't go up the hill too far because of power lines along the road and I can't go past the garage because the driveway is a right of way.
24ftx54" Sharkline Venture from Pool Supply World
25 g Portifino liner from Pool Supply World
DE pump bought off Craig's List last summer!
Bunch of odds n ends to make it go! lol
I'll be hitting Dave up for a TF100.
Any comments welcome.