I wanted to share a few photos on our new pool build, This is no ordinary Owner / Builder as I am actually the owner and I am Building the pool 90% with my own workers and family. The only sub's on the job will be Gunite & Plaster the rest from Design to Layout, Excavation, Rebar. Plumbing, Electrical, Deck, Etc will all be done by myself My Kids and my workers.
I own a Large Landscape / Irrigation Company we do Apartment Complexes almost exclusively. I also have Carpenters and Rock Layers on the payroll to build Custom and Spec houses. I am considering getting into the pool building business also.
On this pool and back yard project I am going all out. We added on 18 Feet to the back of the house for an outdoor cooking area with a fireplace and built in cookers etc. there will be an additional raised patio area with a fireplace near the pool.
We started tearing out the old back yard and building the block fence etc. The fence will have Stone Columns and have a Stucco finish when it's done I had the Masons pull off the fence and start the fireplaces.
The pool is a free form about 1000 Sq Ft surface area it will have a large waterfall with a custom wrap around slide, 12 Crystal Fountain Bubbler fountains Deck Jets, lots of lights and automation, I am going to use it as a sales tool if I decide to start building pools for others.
here is a photobucket link for additional photos :
These are the original concept images the pool has changed but I don't have time to update the images and really don't need them any longer.
Here is my autocad working drawing that I use for layout points etc.
Here are a few shots of excavation, My 13 Year old is pretty good on a Loader and Track Hoe these days.
We got about 2 Feet Deep and Hit Sandstone, about 3 feet came out pretty easy but it got really solid after that
so we have used a Loader, Track Hoe and Jack Hammers to get the excavation done.
If I had a pool contractor the rock clause would have been a budget breaker.
This is Me!
This is my 13 year Old Running some equipment.
Our new Found Friend!, He lives under the Transformer
Part of the new Porch / Fireplace area.
We got rained out on one of our big landscape jobs at the University of Tulsa so I had lots of Jack Hammer labor!
It rained this morning so it's a little wet but this is where we stand about a week after starting excavation, we only can work here part time as I have to pay for this project somehow.
Well thats it for now, I will try and keep updates posted. Any Questions or comments welcome.