Monday, June 10, 2013

Backyard Oasis- Part 3 Update

We are now in week number 3 of our backyard renovation. It has been pure craziness since day 1 of the dig but there soon will be an end in site. The boys are getting very excited and I will be happy to have my backyard back. 

Before any of the craziness could begin though we had the huge task of deciding just what we wanted our pool to look like. There are so many choices and the sky really is only limited to your imagination and of course $$$!;)

When looking thru my inspirations that I have been collecting over the past few years I found that I leaned more to the Grecian style pools. The Hubster and I wanted something that fit the style of our home and we felt that the Grecian style did just that.
We sat down and showed our pool designer my inspiration pics and described the feel we were trying to achieve with our pool. This is what we landed up on.
So the hole was dug and rebar installed.

Next up came the gunite installation. 

It was truly amazing watching them sculpt the gunite into our design. We joked that our pool looked more like a mid evil castle at this point.
Then came in the plumbing and electrical install which made the yard 100X more messy.

After the plumbing and electrical went in it was time to form the patio extensions and install the pool coping.

We are just loving how the coping came out.

To date they are working on finishing up the tile work. 

With the tile work coming to end we needed to decide on what color we wanted our pool plaster to be. These are all the Peeble Sheen colors we had to choose from. Who knew there were so many decisions that go into building a pool!?

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We also needed to decide on what we wanted our patio overlay to look like and this is our inspiration pic for that. We meet with the overlay specialist this week and I can not wait! Our Peeble Sheen install happens this week as well and the landscaping begins. If all stays on track we are told that there should be water in our pool by the weekend!:) After the Peeble Sheen is installed the overlay specialist will be back next week to do the patio and we will be complete! Then we will celebrate with margaritas!;)

25 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic...any other features planned? Outdoor kitchen, etc? I'm jealous! Great work!

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  2. wow, this will be fabulous! just beautiful!

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  3. Wow Wow!!!! It is all looking so fantastic. That pool is going to be dreamy. So pretty even now. I can't wait to see the finished product.
    Kris

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  4. Ok girlie, your making me want to re-do my pool! This is going to be gorgeous.

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  5. oh my this is gonna be just gorgeous! i love mine! i am so blessed to have a home with a pool ( this was that added perk!!!!) cause im a water girl! lol and at 110 degrees here, a huh, i need to be up to the neck! cannot wait to see the final pics! hugs to you! stay cool and i know the kiddos just cannot WAIT!!! for the Pool to Be OPEN! lol hugs kat =^.^=

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  6. You are going to have such a fabulous backyard oasis, Pamela! I love the style you've chosen and the materials you're using ... can't wait to see the reveal!

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  7. wow pam! I have never seen some one take the time and post pictures of the steps for building an inground pool like this! awsome! you are going to be so happy you did this! my pool is my therapy and I luv it! great job! congrats and enjoy and its going to be beautiful!!~~ Di ~~

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  8. Nice. Call me when it is done. Be right over. lol

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  9. Wow, how beautiful. Congratulations on your wonderful pool. You are going to have so much fun with it. Can hardly wait to see finished project.
    Mary

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  10. It is going to be fabulous. I so miss our pool, we don't have one at this house. Yours is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  11. How fun it is to see the progress you're making! This will be amazing.

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  12. I bet you're so excited!!! It's going to look gorgeous!

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  13. It looks simply amazing! You are going to love having a pool. Can't wait to see the finished pictures :)

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  14. Appreciate seeing all the stages gone thru so you have to be patient for final outcome. Happy for you. Now who gets to clean the pool? It looks as tho it will be very special. Enjoy summer and your wonderful new pool. happy days

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  15. Awesome!! Great for sure for you and your family. Looking forward to seeing the end result.
    Sarah

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  16. Pamela I am so excited for you! Love the shape of your pool! I cannot wait to see it finished!
    xx
    Anne

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  17. This is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it finished. What a beautiful backyard oasis you will have. Can't wait!!

    Cynthia

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  18. This is super exciting...I'm green with envy over here!!! In a sad pathetic baby pool from walmart...LOL

    Linsey

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  19. Pamela, They are moving fast on the construction. The pool will be fabulous and I know you will enjoy it for many years.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  20. This is looking fabulous and coming along so quickly! I think that you made the perfect style pool selection to go with your house! Peeble Sheen! It's just fun to say! Peeble Sheen LOL! Can't wait to see it all come together! Margaritas by your own pool - doesn't that sound like luxury? Enjoy! Hugs, Leena

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  21. Oh, it's all going to be gorgeous!! I think you should have a pool party and invite us all over. :) BTW, you must have a rockin' contractor because your entire pool project is going faster than my snail pace sprinkler project! Way to go!

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  22. I haven't checked in for a while. I had no idea this was going on at your house. You will love it! Just in time for the hot weather.

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  23. OMG a pool right out the back door, I could get use to that

    your pool is fabulous can't wait to see it completed

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  24. It looks amazing so far!...We so miss our pools....Sounds like to have a great plan Pamela...

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