I have been reading this forum for some time, and I swore I would start my build thread early, but alas, I delayed. There are so many choices and decisions, and with each and every one we second guess ourselves. I am grateful this forum exists, as my husband and I have referenced it several times over the past few months. Anyway, excavation has finally commenced and I am beside myself with excitement and nervousness. We have never built a pool, and this isn't an easy one.
Thought I would post here, share my stress with some experienced people that, hopefully, can help me laugh through these next few weeks. The general reaction from the pool builders that we first contacted was mostly "You want to put a pool WHERE?!?" or "This is the hardest/worst yard I have ever seen a pool put into". One pool builder, a local guy, has run his company for 30 years and had a book of references with phone #'s to call, and had the "Oh! I can see it!, yeah! But I think I would swing the deep end a bit more into the slope". Needless to say, Paul inspired confidence. He assured me that he could build the pool, and the deep end definitely wouldn't blow out the back and run down the hill. The deep end is going between the trees on the lower level, the sundeck is going where the bamboo is and the stairs will be sort of where the stone steps are.
Here is the yard before any work started.2015-04-13 08.14.50.jpg2015-04-13 08.47.01.jpg