Well, my DIY is moving along. I'm building an 18 x 28 x 38 Full L. I managed to get the liner hung tonight. I had completed the pool base and didn't want it getting soaked in the rains predicted for tomorrow night so I pushed to get it covered. The pool kit came in last Tuesday and I was able to hammer it out pretty quick despite some setbacks. Last night, I wanted to get the bottom done so I hit it pretty hard. I had already done the hopper sides but I had some "help" who did one side and made such a mess of it I had to scrape and redo it after work. I got the bottom and the slope completed so I excavated down the shallow end. Lots of extra material from problems that arose during the build. I probably dug out a few yards by hand then started mixing and troweling the base. I knew it was pretty late but I wanted it done so I could get the liner in. I just kept plugging along and then I noticed it was getting light and the birds were chirping. My wife came out and let me know it was 5:30 am. I pulled an all-nighter! I guess I was in the zone. This thing is literally making me nuts. On a positive note, though, I have lost 10 lbs. in the past week. I'll probably gain it all back this weekend while I'm floating in the pool drinking beers.
I'll try to get some pictures posted. I kind of worked too much to stop and get many but I'll post what I can find.