After 5.5 years and knowing this was going to need done eventually, a baby made a great excuse to finally get this done. Of course the remodel will include a baby fence to make everything safe.
Almost Done 7/6/14
What it looked like in May
After - July 2014 (almost there with a bunch of headaches)
Before - April 2014
Below we were talked into a sun shelf. I was not sure what this was, but in looking at pictures of other pools, this is a great concept.
What is a sun shelf, you ask? Here is a picture of a beautiful pool (that ours will never look like) which has a sun shelf with an umbrella hole built in. We hope for a similar concept as this, and hope it comes in very useful.
Here they are building the swim out for the deep end. By law you need an exit from your pool on both ends.
Starting to build the swim out and the sun shelf.
Here you can see what poor condition our pool finish was in. They will evaluate any cracks that they find, just to insure they do not leak. The stairs and bars will be removed. This is an older style exit and pools are no longer built this way.
All ready for the construction to start.
First day they came and just drained the pool. We had NO idea that the pool finish was off white/cream! Funny how that works.
After years, the pool surface has gotten worse and was looking very bad. Everyone that looked at the pool has said it was painted, which is just a cheap fix for a new buyer. It's lasted us 6 years, so cannot complain too much. Below the demo has started! Lots of manual labor for Chris here. Typically I love to destroy stuff, but I'm in the process of building our baby, so helping was not a good idea.
Starting to remove all of the rocks from around the pool.
September 31, 2008 this is what came with the house.
The back patio always held water and mildew was a never ending battle. This little room was also a horrible design to go with the house and pool.