Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pool Project: Week Three

Feeling refreshed and relaxed after the three-day Easter break, work commenced bright and early last Monday. The crew quickly hit their stride in doing the block work for the pool.

This was a fairly tedious effort, as each block needs to be placed, filled with cement, and steel placed between the tiers.

After a couple of days, this was the result of their efforts.

It really started to look like an honest to goodness pool!

While all of that work was going on, a couple of the guys placed the block for the back wall of the seating area.

When the block work for the pool was done, the next step was to cast the curved seat and the steps.

We also worked out the arc for the steps leading to the pool from the seating area.

And because there wasn't enough going on, some of the crew began applying the initial skim coat to the outside walls and digging out the area for the pump house.

Just as an FYI, the final cement coat on the walls will not be rough as it appears now. The guys will "polish" it to give it a smooth surface.

By the time the crew wrapped up yesterday evening, this is where things stand with the pool. The seat and stair casting is done and looking mighty fine.

The columns on the back wall of the seating area started to be cast. 

This was a very productive week and it is so cool to see how everything is taking shape right before our eyes. Again, I can not get over how hard the crew works, especially in this heat and humidity. Can you imagine hauling five gallon buckets of cement on your head or shoulder and running to a spot to dump it? Nope, me neither. 

This being Sunday, the crew has the day off. To treat ourselves, there is a bottle of white wine chilling in the fridge and a pint of chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer. Tomorrow the craziness begins again. If all goes well, we may have rafters and a roof by this time next week! 

1 comment:

  1. Love the design with how you did the steps and seat - looking great.