Building the Pool Week 2


At this point it seems easier to post by the week since the pool is really moving along! They finished the framing, applied the gunite, which is the cement that is blown in to form the pool and back filled, so we now have a yard once again. The dogs, Stuart, Cooper and Riley are happiest of all. The Cavalier’s who are more adventuresome, both have climbed down the steps into the empty pool. Looking at it, we almost feel like we could be going swimming before the really hot weather arrives. Rich is also really excited about the pool and vows to swim everyday. As you can see, he is already getting started!

pool-week2

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Living the Dream


It’s been five years since we moved to South Florida from the cold north. During that time I’ve worked five seasons as a chef in Palm Beach, and Rich has built up a thriving private psychotherapy practice when he’s not “playing the best tennis of his life.”

We bought a cute little house in downtown West Palm Beach and live a mile from the ocean just down the street from the intracoastal. Who though, can live year round in Florida without a way to escape the summer heat? Where would we entertain our future grandchildren? So began our quest for a pool.
The lesson is though, that in a home improvement project, one thing always leads to 10 more things. Starting out, our first lesson was that the power lines in our yard would be directly over the pool, a bit of a safety problem, so after consulting, estimates and anxiety, we decided to bury them underground… We live on an alley though and our driveway is in the back yard. The pole for the power lines also, is located on the pole was on the other side of the alley, so we needed a permit to dig it up. Many months later, that part of the job is finally done! We have more electric amps, power outside (yes, we had no power outside) and it looks like we are ready to go.

After talking with quite a few pool builders, we put our faith in Cushing Pools of Wellington.

Day 1

The pool is laid out in the yard with spray paint, how cool is that!
Pool-spraypaint

Day 2

It’s the coldest day in about a year, probably in the 50’s all day with a really cold wind, making it feel much colder, but today the demolition began. Stuart who is always hunting for lizards is really checking out the piles.
Pool-stuart

Day 4

Can you believe it, looks like a pool! The forms are in and this project is really moving along.
Pool-progress