Starting the Backyard Oasis


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 17, 2010
We purchased our house last November and it came with a pool! Having never owned a pool in my life Spring and early Summer were quite interesting as I took a crash course in the art of owning a pool. Thanks to these forums and the great people who are members here I was able to get the pool in pretty good shape now comes the building of the oasis.

My wife and I work alot so it will be slow but we hope to get a few projects done every summer. I plan to post as we go to share our oasis with you guys and girls.


Melt In The Sun

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LifeTime Supporter
Oct 29, 2009
Tucson, AZ
Looks great! The deep middle is really cool. Lots of space for landscaping too.

Do you have an in-floor cleaning system? Not too many of those in vinyl pools.


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 17, 2010
Thanks, It has a Paramount system that seems to work really well although it collects debris in the corners and near the main drain. I am working on the plan for the landscaping now and we will do a little at a time as money and time permit. There was no fence when we moved in so that was the first thing we did. I also replaced the cartridges which were quite expensive so the patio will not get done until next year. I think I am going to add a rock fountain next, I will add pictures as work progresses.


Oct 1, 2010
Kansas City, MO
Great looking oasis kecchefs (read that at first as 'kcchiefs', oops) :lol:

Is that a fire pit between the pool and the house? :cool:

Have fun with everything you do to make it the oasis you desire!


TFP Expert
Sep 21, 2009
Greentown, IN
Looks like you have done a nice job! Showed hubby the deep middle pool you have, we've never seen one before. Might make for some interesting volleyball :)


Well-known member
Nov 10, 2010
South Central Kentucky
I also have a pool like yours, deep "end" is in the middle. We've really enjoyed it so far (this is our first year). I'm about to purchase a volleyball net and I think this setup will be perfect for volleyball in the pool.

Your pool looks great by the way. I like the liner design.


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 17, 2010
It is red meranti pre sealed from Boston Cedar. Sorry for the delay just saw your post.
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