Salt Water Generator Pool Recommendations

For the below I want to acknowledge the tremendous amount of knowledge I gleaned from various web sites and forums across the Web. But foremost among these I have to say was TroubleFreePool.com. Of course every pool is a bit different, whether it be the equipment you are using or the construction of the pool … Continue reading Salt Water Generator Pool Recommendations

Endless Pool Fastlane in a Salt Water Pool – Issue

So I had a pool installed this year. The pool opened on Memorial day and all was good. Included in the pool was something I’ve been working toward for about 10 years, an Endless Pool system. This particular system is called a “Fastlane” and it’s intended to be installed in a normal pool. i.e. the … Continue reading Endless Pool Fastlane in a Salt Water Pool – Issue

2012 Home Renovations – Part 31 – The Pool Liner is In

We came home from a week in Puerto Rico to find some minor updates had been made and that our pool liner had been in stalled and water was trickling in. The sandbags are to hold the liner in place until the water can come up to that level and do the job itself. Also … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 31 – The Pool Liner is In

2012 Home Renovations – Part 16 – Pool deck area ready for pouring, All patio walls removed

Continuing to take advantage of the good weather, the guys worked on Saturday and got a whole lot more accomplished that both brings us closer to the deck pour next week and prepares us for the inspections that will be happening Monday. The remaining patio walls were all removed, here is an expanded 4 shot … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 16 – Pool deck area ready for pouring, All patio walls removed

2012 Home Renovations – Part 14 -Backfill of pool retaining wall complete

Continuing along at our rapid-fire pace, back fill and leveling around the pool has been completed. The French drain was installed behind the lanai retaining wall and the gap there was back filled and tamped The back yard has been recontoured into pretty much its final configuration. There will be a bit more done once … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 14 -Backfill of pool retaining wall complete

2012 Home Renovations – Part 09 – Rebar for the pool and its retaining wall is up

When I came home from work today, the pile in the front yard was even bigger than when I left. I’m starting to think I should leave it there, carve into it the faces of some famous people and charge folks admission. It really is quite the sight. This is day 6 of construction proper … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 09 – Rebar for the pool and its retaining wall is up

2012 Home Renovations – Part 08 – The pool walls are up, half of the driveway is gone

Wow! The promised bad weather finally hit us. Our tornado watch was upgraded to a tornado warning last night some time before 9 pm. There were some spectacular rains and some damage affecting the major roadways near our house. Fortunately the folks working on our site were farsighted enough to put tarps over everything that … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 08 – The pool walls are up, half of the driveway is gone

2012 Home Renovations – Part 07 – The major part of the Pool dig is done

In the morning we met with Rich (DC Enclosures) and discussed what we were going to do with the dirt being pulled out of the back yard. Much of it will go into leveling our driveway to make the top portion a bit handier for people who visit. Typically, anybody who parked in the “turnaround … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 07 – The major part of the Pool dig is done

2012 Home Renovations – Part 06 – The Pool dig has begun

Today had the majority of our new drainage infrastructure put in place. The yard was re-graded to properly divert water both away from the house and away from the pool area. The way our yard sloped before, the water would naturally flow across the intended pool area toward the neighbor’s back yard (and so on … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 06 – The Pool dig has begun

2012 Home Renovations – Part 01 The Project – Pool, Lanai, Driveway, Retaining walls

A few months ago, while visiting relatives in Florida, Michelle went out to take in the neighborhood. She came back from this not just a little excited and told me that they’d found a house that was in foreclosure and that I should come and take a look-see. The house was nicely appointed (what we … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 01 The Project – Pool, Lanai, Driveway, Retaining walls