We recently built a pool in DFW and I wanted to share the process and pictures with the forum that has been so helpful to me. Overall, due mostly to weather delays and some communication issues with the PB, it took just over 5 months to complete.
It all started with 4 bids and 4 wildly differing ideas. We ultimately choose this one.
After drawing it on the yard, we knew we'd have to remove several trees. But seeing the lines started to make everything seem like a reality.
The tractors are always fun to watch, but I admit I expected to see something a little bigger doing the dig given they had a lot of room to bring equipment in.
Street was lined with dump trucks at one point.
The rebar and plumbing were pretty quick, done in just a couple days.
But we hit some rain delays and had to put a tent over it so the walls wouldn't cave.
The gunite crew showed up very early to get started. My neighbors surely loved it.
Tile and coping showed up before the first of three snowfalls hit DFW (snow, then ice, then snow).
So we sat and watched 3 weeks go by without anyone coming by to do any work. It was painful.
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But soon we were playing with the paint again and happy to start seeing some progress.
Flower beds going in.
And of course more rain.
Finally, something to get excited about. A break in the weather and the plaster crew showed up.
But I'll be darned if a pop-up storm didn't hit just moments before they were finished. The pool was lost and they'd have to start again.
This time, the weather cooperated and we were able to finish things up properly.
Time to fill!
And finally time to enjoy.