Posts Tagged With: Installing a pool

Pool Update 11th July

I thought id give everyone a little update on how we are getting on with the pool, still not water in it yet…

But at last the worst is over and the concrete base it down and set and boy was it a hard job, it was like an oven working inside the walls of the pool, good for burning off calories though.

Now just a pump house to build and digging out a trench for the drain, connecting all the pipe work, backfilling all around it, building a concrete platform for the coping stones to rest on, installing the steps, oh and yes about 50 square meters of decking to install….. so nearly finished….. NOT.

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Pool update Sunday 22nd June 2014

We had to choose one of the hottest weeks of the year so far to start installing our pool, when actually all we want to do is swim in the thing, all around us i can hear neighbours kids jumping in their pools and splashing around and cooling off.

But no, not for us just yet, for us it was three days of hard slog, after the first day when the pool was dug out and we worked all day under the sweltering sun, we realised we couldn’t do that again, so we decided to do as the French labourers do and get up at the crack of dawn work until 10.30am and then do work inside as the sun starts getting fierce. A good long lunch, a siesta and then work from 5.30pm until 10pm.

It dosnt look like it from the photos but we have managed to get so much done, taking into account that even though we had a digger to do the hard work, after we had constructed the pool frame we realised we needed more room to work around it, so had to dig out the sides by hand some help from an invaluable hand drill Kev’s mum and Ian bought us. it was great at  cracking away the stone, and there was a lot of stone which is good as its a solid foundation but bloody hard work to drill through.

So here are some pics of what we have done so far.

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