Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pool Project Phase 2

Our neighbor brings in the second round of heavy equipment. This dozer allows him to more smoothly contour the area because it is so heavy. Mike is showing him the correct angle of the blade. I love his body language.

The next step is a load of sand which we will smooth out and level. The pool has been ordered, as is a salt water system. As soon as the ground is level, some cement blocks are leveled for the supports, and the ground is free of any lumps or rocks, the pool can go up.
Those 2x4 boards have levels on them and it seems to me that the hardest part of this whole project is leveling the area. The cement blocks should sit on the hard clay which has to be level. The soft liner of the pool should sit on a little sand, which has to be level. Moving the dirt is hard work, I have been trying to help. I'm better at being the assistant who anticipates which tools Mike needs next and then holding things for him, but I have done enough shoveling and raking to have a sore shoulder (I'm out of shape).

I guess I will just have to soak in the pool soon...


Kristi said...

I can't wait to see your finished result. We bought a much smaller one last year and didn't take as much time to level it and it was awful. Ya'll are doing it the right way. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be so nice! Mike is doing a great job. :-)

Southern Comfort said...

Worked on leveling again today! Still more work to do. And it was 90 degrees on top of all that shoveling.