Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Can I put water in it... now?

Oh we're coming along now, no longer is it a yucky hole... the estimated finish date on our contract is July 28. So that would be 13 days from now, but I'm ready to fill it up and hop in! This humidity (mind you it's like 24%) is killing me!!!
Since the last picture, they've plastered over the gunnite, added our tile trim around the top, leveled out the rocks, and given us a new backyard gate. We will also be putting in an additional fence back where the a/c units are so that I have double protection with the girls being outside. We'd be able to do a bigger pool if it was more centrally located in our backyard, but I refused because we wouldn't be able to completely block it off... and I'd spend my life worrying about where the girls are every second of the day! But I think this was the best way and is working out quite nicely :)
So 13 more days to add our "special dark blue" tile stuff to the inside/plaster part of the pool (that makes the pool look a deep blue), cement all around the pool and add a finishing spray that supposed to not get hot on your feet (I'll believe it when I see it), put our fence back up, oh and how can I forget... take more of our money! (hehe)


Nicole Manuele said...

It's looking good! How exciting! It will be awesome when it's all done.

Mikki said...

Wow! it's really coming along!! You're going to have a party when it's finished right? wink, wink

The Foulgers said...

I don't blame you, I would have to have it fenced in as well. That would stress me out too much!

The Foulgers said...

BTW I forgot to tell you. Jason said Disneyland was not that busy! He said it was no busier than when we went in April during the week. Shocker, I thought summer and a weekend that it would be packed! Start packing to go on a weekend getaway!:)

dadTB said...

Looking good! Make sure that when they pour the concrete around the pool that they slope it away so that any rain doesn't puddle and get into the pool itself.

The rain will lower pH in the pool. So on those days after it rains, check the levels to see if you need to add "pH Up" (called many things by different manufacturers).

Chlorine now comes in tablets which eliminates the need for measuring.

You will be trained by the pool people in the maintenance and chemical (strips) testing before you can enter the pool.

Once the water is placed in the pool, it will take approximately a week for the plaster to cure before you can swim in it. You will be brushing the pool sides twice a day in that time period to remove any 'dust' along the plaster. This only needs to be done during the curing process.

Unlike what you may hear from those who do not own a pool, taking care of a one is not hard at all. Once you learn the 'ins and outs' of it all, you will find it quite simple.

Safety locks are a must with the girls and neighborhood children around. They will learn rather quickly that mom and dad do not want or expect them to be anywhere near that hole in the ground.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write or call us.

We know that you will just love it!

Aunt Julie and Uncle Tom

The High Family- said...

How fun. I want an inground pool, not a ghetto one like we have. Well, we also live in Idaho and we would really only be able to swim in it about three months a year.