Let me start by saying a big thank you to the entire TFP family - you guys (and girls) have inspired and guided me to the point where I feel like I could build pools for a living
I promised a couple of months ago that I'd start a thread when construction of our pool starts. Well, construction started a couple months ago and we're now slowly closing-in on having a pool.
Just a little background - the project is in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in Nigeria. Nigeria is known for its large population (at 160 million, its the largest black nation on earth), huge crude oil and reserves (something like the 8th and 4th respectively), football prowess, smart & happy people and importantly, its relatively good year-round swimming weather. Unfortunately the country has recently been also known for poverty, internet fraud, disturbing incidents of terrorism, and a couple more negative attributes. As I mentioned in my introduction, the internet fraud brand that we bear as Nigerians has made it tough to buy stuff for this project, but it has also encouraged me to be more-creative .
So, back to the reason for this post - the pool. We got a large lot and while deciding on the type of house to build, my wife and I hit on the great idea to incorporate a pool (we both love swimming but our need for privacy prevents us from using public pools often). So the first set of questions to answer were:
1. Material (concrete/vinyl/fibreglass) - Vinyl liner won it out!
2. Shape (bean, round, oval, rectangular) - Rectangle all the way with rounded corners though
3. Location - tucked in a very private section of our back yard.
I'm not much of a picture-taker but I have a couple that I've been trying to upload. I'll keep trying or I'll use a host.
Thanks TFPers and please keep the tips coming...
I haven't been able to upload pics but I'll keep trying.
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Below is a picture of the empty lot before construction started.Almost empty Lot.jpg