What was supposed to be a half day pool repair...has turned into a three day brand new pool install!
I'll back track a bit...we had the pool installed ten years ago. At that time, there were only a couple of pool companies in business here. You know that little voice in your head everyone has? Well...I chose to ignore mine and went with company B.
As it turns out, Company B did not install the pool properly...we were very fortunate to have it last as long as it did. Firstly....and the most important mistake...no cement blocks were laid down to give the pool wall posts support!!
You can see here...the steel posts are resting directly on the ground!! And all that back fill of dirt...should not be there...or not that much. As the ground froze and thawed....the dirt would push against the pool walls....and having nothing for support...they eventually buckled!!
Another shot where you can see the posts directly on the ground. That roll is the old pool wall ready for disposal.
It was a very extensive dismantle...but at day's end the guys packed it up and hauled it off for disposal! They did a great clean up job. This photo shows the buckle in the old pool wall (before it was taken down).
This corner is where we lay a pretty outdoor rug and have a couple of inversion chairs to sit and dry off after getting out of the pool! Right now...the styrofoam for the floor and walls of the pool await installation. Company B did not use styrofoam at all...so our pool sat on sand!
And speaking of sand...they will need to remove quite a bit from one side as there is a 2" difference in height from one side to the other! Quite a slope!! Now pool companies use laser levels to make certain everything is completely level.
I'm glad we chose not to stain the decks prior to all this work! Mr. Seventies will be chomping at the bit to give everything a fresh coat!
That pool ladder will not be used in the new pool...steps will be installed making it easier to get in and out! Especially for us old folks!
So that was the end of day #1! While it turned out to be a bit more extensive than planned...we're very happy to be having the work done and will enjoy many more years of swimming and relaxing! An early 35th wedding anniversary gift to us!!
Be back Monday with more pics and details...by then we should be up and running!