Well actually, my pool has already been built finally and I can enjoy it. It took just about 3 months to complete, and all the great pool builds and progress reports here helped to show me the way. I am forever grateful to this website and wonderful community.
I also have taken advantage of the pool school and got control of my chemistry using my TF100 kit. It's been three weeks since being finished and I am close to finishing some of my reagents, so will need to order more soon.
Here we go:
I had a large expansive backyard with mature trees. I wanted to keep the mature trees as much as possible, so the design was supposed to incorporate them. This is the 3D render:
We modified this design slightly with the pool builder, by moving a little closer to the house.
Here is the actual site