Welcome back to our swimming pool and spa build. A lot was accomplished in week 2 of our project.
Seeing progress is so exciting! As many of you saw on my Instagram stories taking a space from nothing to something is such a big visual thrill. Our yard that was just grass now has a big hole in the ground and is looking more and more like a pool everyday!
Week 1 of Building a Swimming Pool
Great progress was made on our pool during week 1. Building a Swimming Pool (Step 1) – Breaking Ground highlights the first steps of the process. Then…a slight bump in the road cost us a pretty penny in Hitting Rock During Inground Pool Construction – What are the Options? But we overcame that messy hurdle quickly and moved forward.
Week 2 of Building a Swimming Pool
Week 2 puts the crew back on track. The huge boulder has been removed and is not a hindrance anymore. The next step in the process is to lay a gravel base.
After the gravel has been laid, the crew begins to build up the far end of the pool wall, where the large pieces of machinery created a path into the pool. Bags of cement are used as the base for the wall which I am told is a lot easier than rebuilding a wall of dirt. If it does the same job, I guess it’s okay, no-one will ever know….except you all 😉
The box frame lying on the patio is for the automatic pool cover. It was build by the crew and will be inserted into the ground closest to the patio.
Now that the pool wall is built up using bags of cement, framing can resume on the last side. Water pipes are being inserted into the sides and bottom of the pool, along with the pool lighting.
The framing for the spa is also being constructed. The spa will be located at the far end of the pool and will spill over into the water.
The weather has been quite cooperative with only a sprinkle here and there. The biggest thunderstorms were mainly at night and didn’t last very long. Lack of rain is good for this project, I’m told there is a possibility of the pool caving in if it sits too long before the gunite is shot 😳
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