Soooo...we are finally doing this pool thing! After months of research and hours of planning we have almost made it to shotcrete. I've been very thankful for this site as it's nice to find answers to questions in other posts. We had our dig last Monday(NO HARD DIG!!!) and have made it through electrical in less then two weeks(although it seems longer at this point!). Surprisingly the process hasn't been that hard up until now. I thought it would be much easier to get the pool build done from shotcrete on but the finishing work has been more of a headache for me then I had thought it would be. Finding a good company to put in our coping and a sub to install an enhance plaster has proved a challenge. I'm learning as I go and have found subs in this area to be helpful and reasonable. Anyway I thought I'd post a few pics to show an owner build is in fact possible and I haven't lost my mind...yet!