Pool Demo Update

Last week:  a sadly neglected but reasonably intact swimming pool.  Obviously, pool maintenance is not one of my passions.  Some good memories from years past, but life changes.

Before B

Day 1: Empty (and a call from my back fence neighbor making sure I didn’t have a broken pipe).  Happily, there was nothing down there but a few broken pool cleaning tools.  And a lot of mud.

Day 1 B

Day 2: There’s a small tractor with a flat tire in my back yard.  They had to take down a fence to get it back there (and then they put it back up for the duration — surely tractor theft isn’t a serious threat?).

Day 2 B

Day 3: Making progress.  There was more rebar in the bowl than I realized.  Most of the deck is still intact at this point.

Day 3 B

Day 4: Nothing left of the walls, and as far as I can see the deck is gone, too.  I think now we’re waiting for the dirt delivery.

Day 4 B

The initial plan was to be finished tomorrow (Day 5), but I’m not counting on it.  I suspect the flat tire on Saturday and scheduling the dirt delivery may have slowed the job down.  Who knows, if the dirt turns up in the morning, the rest of the job may go faster than I would imagine.  But I’ll be happy if they finish this week.

 

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  1. Cheryl Bolen
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 17:13:47

    Very bittersweet, Kay, your saga of the pool. I knew your mom had moved to Houston, but I didn’t know about your dad. Lots of great memories there, but my husband would so agree with your decision. He said he never wants to take care of a pool again. He hated dealing with it at our former house. Now our son has a new pool, and he’s learning about the perpetual money pit. At least he can afford to pay for pool maintenance, something his father would never do.

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    • Kay Hudson
      Jun 26, 2013 @ 19:38:33

      The pool ranked right up there with the boats as holes in the water into which we threw money. All filled in this evening. When I got home they were putting the fence back up and sweeping the driveway. Tomorrow the sod goes in and the final clean up goes out. (And another large check, but it’s worth it.)

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  2. patodearosen
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 19:58:06

    Endings are hard for me, Kay. I mourn a little for the end of your pool but am glad you’re cherishing the good memories and tossing out the rest like wet leaves skimmed from the you-know-what.

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    • Kay Hudson
      Jun 27, 2013 @ 22:19:52

      Pat, this evening I bagged up a bunch of old pool tools from the garage (the contractors are taking the old chemicals away for me) to put in tomorrow’s trash pick up, but I saved one rubber ducky. He probably needs a good soaking in soap and water, but I couldn’t resist keeping him.

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