I've been wanting a pool for years and years ... hubby has always said they are a pain .. but everyone I talk to says they are no big deal. So, finally finally got a "free" pool from friends ... we went and took it down for them so we would know how to put it up ... this started in November of last year ... In April we started doing site prep ... we got side tracked ... a lot ... but finally got everything set up, liner/coping/coving/pad ordered ... Installed last weekend.
Several times hubby has said how much of a pain this all was ... and the site prep was a pain in the neck ... but he got a nice new transit out of it, and a new dirt moving implement for the tractor too ... and I surprised him by doing all of the sheet metal repair, installing the coping, coving, pad ... only needed his help for about 30 minutes with the liner and then another 30 with the skimmer/pump attaching ...
So now, it is almost full ... and I'm "cleaning" the pool with the robot and having a beer ... hubby is mowing the lawn ... I think I got the better end of this deal =)
I did have to work on the pump today as it was leaking a bit ... as well as a small leak around the skimmer ... but hopefully after today I'll just be testing and adding bleach ... and waving at hubby on a floatie while he is mowing
Thanks for Pool School - I've only been to the pool store for gaskets and a hose ... I did buy a thermometer there too =)