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    Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Just noticed this forum (after 1 year ) and figured I'd post some pics of my pool. Pool was built about 5 years ago. My wife and I decided that it was about time since our backyard faces south and there is no relief from the heat. I built the deck, the fence and the shed but the pool was left up to the professionals. All the landscaping was done by myself with the help of a few pimped friends but it was a work in progress. It's now starting to fill in. Looked pretty sparse at first. A friend and I also built a retaining wall along the rear of the pool. My back was KILLING me for a few days after that

    One thing I learned when you buy a pool. You get the pool, equipment and surrounding concrete. They don't make it visually appealing which is where all the work is.

    Thanks for looking,
    Joe

    This is looking back at the entrance to the backyard,




    Here is the pool taken from the rear of my property line,



    From the front entrance,



    Here is a bubble rock I built since every small shrub I put there eventually died. The sound of the water is very relaxing and the rock won't die



    This is where I hang out most of the time....in the shade



    This is taken from the top of my deck,





    My favorite tree. It's a juniper I keep trimmed to look like a cactus. It needs a trim but you get the idea...

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    That is really beautiful! Your landscaping is immaculate...I like how you've mixed the fountain grass and lilies, and blue fescue is one of my favorites. The bunnies have taken a liking to the ones I put in I'm anxious for ours to start filling in. We did not landscape ourselves this time, but we did at the last house. It is back breaking work, isn't it?

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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Very nice! I love the color of your concrete decking. What is it?
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Sweet.... I love the patio area, that looks like a great place to sit and visit with friends.
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Quote Originally Posted by love2weed
    Very nice! I love the color of your concrete decking. What is it?
    Thanks for the kind words. The concrete is standard concrete that is colored. Not sure of the color, I think it was called "sierra" For some reason it never gets too hot to walk on comfortably.
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    Very nice, I especially love the "cactus". I use to live in the desert and actually miss those little buggers. Along with the tumbleweeds now and then

    Anyway, your backyard looks very inviting and worth every bit of the back-straining labor you put into it. Be proud
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    You did a great job. Love the cactus and all the potted plants.

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    Your property is beautiful!
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Well, it might have taken you a long while to find this forum, but you did a good job w/your pix!

    Your have created a wonderful oasis there! Thanks for sharing.
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    Very beautiful! The pay-off for the backache from the landscaping is the beauty. Looks fabulous!
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Agree, the landscaping, pool is clean, immaculate, i wondered about the neighbors directly behind, do they have full view? or are they very close neighbors?!

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    I have no idea who my neighbors behind me are. They aren't in the backyard much, if ever. Funny thing about my neighborhood, everyone builds their deck on the upper level, why I'll never know. I'm not sure why they would want to be on display when enjoying their backyard. I built a "utility" upper deck for BBQ'ing but I never hang out up there.

    If you notice the Linden tree is strategically planted to block their view. If I'm in my pool or hot tub they can't see anything

    I wish I didn't have neighbors but thats the drawback of living in a subdivision.
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Beautiful - added to the slide show.

    I noticed the Kamado in the background there - nice. I just used my Grill Dome for the first time this weekend - what a great way to cook.
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Nice pool and landscaping! Landscaping is a pain in the butt! I don't mind doing it, I just don't have that type of creative talent. Again, it is very nice. Later, Calvin.
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Very Nice Cruzmisl!

    You've done a GREAT job!
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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    lovely!

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    Re: Pics of my backyard/pool area.

    Absolutely beautiful! You did an incredible job. I love your gazebo. We need more shade near our pool...hmmmmm.
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