We bought our house 11 years ago and with it came a pool. We wanted to fix the pool up but there was always something else needing to be done, so the pool was put on hold. My wife said fix it or fill it in, its embarrassing, So this was the year to finally do it. I've done all the work myself except pouring the concrete (thanks to my neighbor) and the vermiculite & liner(pool company). I think I started in March and filled it with water on July 14th. We still have alot of plans for the landscaping which has not even been started yet, maybe in a few weeks after I spend time swimming with the kids.
Just some of the concrete that was broken up
We also had about 10 to 15 bull frogs living in the pool & one turtle who appeared this year
Digging out the walls to repair the panels where they used wedges to hold them together. I used stainless stell brackets & bolts to replace the wedges
Ground water was always a problem. I had never seen the bottom.
I had to repair the skimmer which was not installed correctly & then pressure tested the lines after I relocated the pump & filter to the other side.
Installing a light was a must
Used a ladder so I didn't fall in while installing the light
My wife thought the concrete was not going to come clean... good ol pressure washer
Put in 12 tons of gravel brought it up to 6 ft from 8ft & made the slope from shallow to deep end less drastic
2 yrds of topsoil to repair the sides & the plastic was to cover up the dirt to protect it from the rain (Thats me)
This is where the pool guys stepped in
My daughters can't wait
I saved about $6000.00 by doing the work myself. Some of the estimates I got wre way too high the highest being $14,000 with me not doing anything.
I would like to thank everyone on this site for there help & knowledge & the BBB method is working great.
I'll post some pics of the pool now that it's full later (need to take some)
Thank You Again,
One Very Happy Family