Sunset on Pensacola Beach

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pool #13

Last day with workers.   We will miss Quinn, Tom, Don, and Ron.  They cleaned up everything - more than I ever dreamed  a company would.   Thanks Gulf Breeze Pools and Mike!

Rope for deep/shallow end.   Great if small children are in the pool.  Otherwise, just unhook it.

There are two of the four fountains.  They are adjustable to height. Picture does not do them justice.

This the automatic Polaris pool sweeper.   I can be set to sweep the pool at night. It not only sweeps the bottom of the pool but also runs along the side.  Too cool. No pool sweeping for us!

I am going to think of a name for him (the pool cleaner). 

Replacing the fence and the plants.   They do it all!

Breakfast of Champions!  Krispy Kreme.

More fountains.  Dad talking to Tom.  Surprised?

We are not to use the banisters for a few days to let the cement harden. 

We left a small area for flowers next to the house.

Learning how to run this baby this afternoon.  

The small shed is going to be emptied and used for pool supplies.  Good idea, huh?

Mom and I in the pool!

Mom swimming laps.

Mom swimming more laps.

Is this a dream!  Pinch me.!!!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pool Post #12

     Therefore, no swimming in the pool tonight.  That's ok.   It is enjoyable just looking at the outcome of the project.

Cement runs to the patio.   There used to be a step but that is gone, gone, gone.

One you get to the banisters, the cement goes out 3 feet.

The white line in the middle is a drain.

That side of the pool is large enough to hold the round table and chairs.  

Tomorrow is the last day.   We will miss our pool guys.  They will put back up the fence, put alarms on windows and doors, rake out the lawn, and throw away garbage.   Dad and I will also receive an hour long lesson on running the pool, testing water, etc.    Oh, the automatic sweeper should be installed tomorrow also.  Going to dinner shortly - have a great evening everyone!

Pool Post #11

It is just after lunch, my lunch, the workers haven't stopped for lunch and I am sure they don't until the cement if finished.  This is also so interesting how they work the cement into a beautiful patio.
A pretty, Floridian day to pour concrete.

Concrete truck has arrived.

And the men begin. moving this heavy, slushy concrete all around the pool.

Don't fall!   I don't think it would be pleasant.

The concrete holds the banisters in the ground. 

Lots of bending over and lifting. 


At this point all the concrete is down and now they start the smoothing out of the concrete.   I think patience is the key.   More later today. 

Pool post #10

Today is a big day for the pool.  Cement day.  We also have the fence company coming in to put the posts in the ground for the back fence.  It is 8:00 am and there are 7 workers out here - still waiting on the fence people.  The pool workers are putting the forms up around the pool for the decking.  WOW!  This is going to be lots of cement.  


Sand around the pool has been raked out. 

Mike was here last night and we marked exactly where we want the decking.  I can't wait to see it.

You can't tell but the pool is crystal clear today.  Oh, and we turned on the pools lights last night.  They can be set in different colors or it can rotate the colors - disco like.

Here comes the sun over the house.  Getting warm.   It was 91 yesterday.

I guess tomorrow is the last day for the pool construction.  We can walk on the cement tomorrow.  They will be doing clean-up.  And we get our lesson ( one hour long) on how to take care of the pool. 

I will be putting up more pictures today as the cement is brought in.   I know a BIG cement truck is backed up to the back yard.  That means more damage to the front yard grass but it is what it is.  
Dad is at a stress test and an echo test today.  Monday he has his pace maker removed and another in its place.  This should be an outpatient operation.
Dave comes in this Sunday with friends.   We are going on a 8 hours fishing excursion out in the gulf.  Hope I don't get sea-sick.