DIY Our Own Pool. Cuz we’re crazy like that.

A couple of days ago Mike and I became the proud owners of another flashy, yellow check off card and a big white permit sign! We are now starting the process of building our own pool. This time with maybe just a little less hands on. Mike really wanted to dig the hole himself…but when he told me he thought it would take 2 months just to dig the hole I was pretty excited when he started getting bids for someone else to do it. Here’s our plan (yes I drew it):screen-shot-2016-12-31-at-6-34-37-pm

I know right now it doesn’t look like much but let me tell you it’s the furthest we’ve come so far to getting the pool we’ve been dreaming of for the last three years since we finaled on the second story addition and moved the front wall. There’s going to be a baja step for lounging, a sports area for playing, a deep end for jumping, a spa for relaxing and a swim up bar for drinking. There’s also going to be a great water feature coming out of the covered swim up bar and falling into the pool walling off the people on the stools from the mayhem in the pool – should they want to be secluded.

We may or may not do the rebar ourselves (you remember this pic from when we did the rebar for our second story addition?)…we will definitely be doing the plumbing, electrical, retaining wall, tile and landscaping ourselves. That leaves digging, gunite, plaster, and decking for the birds. If you have any suggestions please feel free to email me! We are also weighing in on what people think about pebble sheen vs mini stone vs aqua bright.

Here are a few pics of the area we are building the pool in:img_5281 img_5282image1

And just because I’m nice here’s a recent pic of the front of the house.
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And just for more fun a throwback to the day Mike bought it:
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