Well FINALLY today, after 6+ weeks of delays, they started our dig. Started is the operative word, but I won't get ahead of myself. Here are a couple of BEFORE shots.
This is our spot:
We purchased this home last summer and immediately began extensive remodeling. We learned that the previous owners had an inground pool that had been filled and we checked into digging it back out, but long story short, that isn't possible. So we opted to move far to the left to avoid the existing in-ground, and install a 33' round above ground. Because of the lay of the land, it would have to be 24" under ground on the side closest to the house.
This bed of hostas will all be removed to make way for a small 10x16 deck: