Thursday, June 20, 2013

We have wanted to put in a pool for a little while now.  We actually put money down on one last year but when we were ready for it they had sold out.  Why in the world they have you put money down on a pool then sell out is beyond me, but it happened.  However, this year we are definitely getting one!

This is what we are hoping for.

We plan on hiding the sides with shrubbery and a step up deck with lounge chairs to one side.  

We are burying ours about 2 feet so the wall won't be so high above the ground.  We've had the hole dug, yard leveled and are ready for the installation to begin on Friday.

  Here's how the yard looked when we began last weekend.

I hated to see the willows go!  We found out after we planted them that their root systems would seek out the water in the pool or in our homes foundation which would not be good at all!

On the bright side I won't have to deal with leaves in the pool.  We are going to go ahead and fill the fence line in with more Photina's.  

 We contacted a local horticulturist to make sure that we don't make anymore planting mistakes in the future.  

Time to dig/level out the future home of the pool.

I hate the fact that when you begin any improvement project, it always looks worse before it starts looking better.

Why hello lovely R.U.T.S...

All this work took place on Saturday and the pool installation was supposed to begin on Monday.  However, our local weather had other plans and on Sunday we were blessed with a pond!  

Fingers crossed that the pool pad is dry enough and we have no more rain before Friday so we can finally get our pool installed.

Do you have an above ground pool?  With a deck?  With shrubs around it?  Have any tips you'd like to share with us?  Leave a comment.

We'll be back over the weekend to share an update!

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