Here we are at the beginning of Spring and our pool build is progressing well. All going well the pool and landscaping should be completed within a month.
We signed the contract for a concrete pool and spa in March and the plans were certified in May. Below are our pool plans and initial landscaping thoughts:
Prep time for the pool build.
One lawn – slightly used – free to a good home!
Rather than the lawn be dug up and disposed of by the pool company we gave it to friends up the road for their back garden. They hired a turf cutter and we spent a full on weekend cutting, rolling, transporting and then laying it before the pool build commenced. I don’t think I’ll ever get a job laying turf! I see a lot of lawn sand and rolling in our friends’ future…
Tiling and Pavers
We’ve been to a few pool and spa shows in Sydney and Melbourne to get ideas for the whole pool area. I’d created a Look Book of ideas and concepts from the glossy magazines you can pick up there to help with the initial pool design and landscaping.
For coping and paving I was pretty sure that my heart was set on Travertine right up until we chose Limestone.
Nothing seemed to leap out at me for the pool mosaic tiles, I just knew I wanted something with a bit of bling. At the shows there was too much to choose from and in the tile shops nothing caught my fancy. Decision shelved until inspiration strikes.
Action stations! Pool site supervisor marked and pegged out the site
Pool excavated – fingers crossed we don’t hit rock.
We hit rock…
Fortunately, it was at the depth we needed to stop at for two thirds of the pool. The other third cost additional $ to jack hammer out.
Steelwork and plumbing went in. Due to ‘H’ class soil and a thick band of clay extra steel required at additional $.
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