Vestal Family Pool

We moved down to the Phoenix area from Washington State and after getting settled in our new home we decided to get the family a new swimming pool.  We spoke to several pool companies and quickly realized that building our own pool was the only way to go.

Initially, we gathered information from random sites looking for help with plans and subcontractors.  A landscape contractor introduced us to a swimming pool designer who finally helped us draw the perfect plan.  With the plan completed we were able to get our bids and begin the project.

We got a lot of help from Marshall and the pool construction checklist.  As you can see from the pictures below, we took pictures of each phase to document the progress.  Once we got started we couldn’t wait to get the pool completed so that the kids and I could finally jump in.  We had a great time with the pool project and didn’t have any major issues.  Everything pretty much went as expected.

Tips:  Get a pool plan first.  That will save you a lot of time and help with the budgeting.  It’s amazing how fast things can add up if you’re not watching your budget.

Keep some dirt behind after the dig.  we had to have some more hauled in to help with the landscaping and around the deck.

We can’t wait for the summer of 2011!

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