If anyone told us that we would be building a pool even 6 months ago we would have laughed out loud at the thought. Though something we always dreamed about, we have been boat people and have always spent time on the lake. However, with the kids getting older and a simple birthday gift, we now find ourselves in the process of building a pool. Even though I have immersed myself in learning everything I can about pool ownership, I am such a novice that I am sure I am going to need plenty of help or at least people to bounce ideas off of. 10 years ago we knew nothing about boating and quickly realized that some good boat forums with great people provided much better knowledge and experience than the boat stores.
Based on what I have seen here it looks like this forum is the same way. I am already glad I stumbled across it with a simple "Should I use a Salt Water Generator or an In Line chlorinator with Chlorine pucks or tablets for primary pool sterilization" into Google. (BTW, after 4 weeks, many sleepless nights looking for info on that subject on the internet, talking to pool professionals, and looking at countless pools in our neighborhood, I am still not comfortable with our decision!)
To pre thank everyone for any help or advice, I will try to keep this as humorous as possible without embellishing anything. I have found that life itself is very funny and things that happened already has helped motivate me to blog our progress.
How this started was getting a Big Green Egg Smoker for my birthday. We ended up using it so much that we were outside in our back yard much more. So from there we got the idea to put an outdoor kitchen in back. After kicking that idea around, and drawing up some plans, we decided to include a fire pit. That led to putting a spa in the project. At that point we just decided to go the whole way with a pool and outdoor living area. I still say the 800 dollar big green egg is costing us $$$$$!
We are in a Central Texas City that shall remain nameless because of permitting issues I have already had, and the fact that I am still going to need to pass some inspections. (Right now I am 0-1). I will give you a hint that you can hear a lot of live music here, everyone wears burnt orange, and the Governor of Texas calls the city home.