Twisting by the Pool

We haven’t updated because we’ve been working on a project. It was a labor of love. And sweat (mostly not ours). And tears (particularly when writing the checks). But we love it. We have a kidney shaped pool. We knew we wanted a pool – pretty much one of the only “musts” on our list – but after moving in, we knew it needed “umph”.

Of the two of us, Chris is the visionary. He usually sees things others don’t. While living in our first house, he saw how a big lawn with a few wimpy trees could become a garden oasis. He has a knack. He thought of making the pool a focal point as soon as you walk in. We can do things in phases, we thought. A waterfall. Then maybe a firepit. Some seating. Maybe finish the deck.

We contacted a few companies and found one that was “the one”. They had done our driveway and garage and we were pleased with the results (driveway details come later).

And then – those so-and-so’s gave us this:

Pool design. We added the lego people.

We talked about phases. But then…we have bought and sold two homes. We’ve been to many places. We changed the rig around. And the one thing that taught us was that it’s best to enjoy where you live sooner rather than waiting until you’re about to move. Not that we’re moving, but you get the thought process. If you can do it, do it, if you know you will eventually. And we pictured it.


So. Eh hem. Some befores.

Before – like the “custom” lighting? 😉

During. It was a messy process. They took styrofoam and covered it in concrete. It was. Well. Messy. And the pool called us for approximately a month.

Waterfall – during

Waterfall – during

Bench – during

During – bench

And afters. Lighting was included. We also did carvings in places that meant something to us. Our ice dispenser also has a dog bowl that ice can drip into. Not that our dog will ever drink from it, but perhaps a dog that acts like a dog will.

Paw prints

We did a heart like you’d find on a tree.

After – bench



Firepit (the lights are controlled from within the pool and overhead)

Pool at night

Pool and firepit

Yes, we can change the lighting colors to anything and everything. Holidays will be FUN! We do have to post videos. It’s a sight to see. We promise!

3 comments on “Twisting by the Pool
  1. Denise says:

    Can I come over?

  2. Amanda Lieber says:

    That looks fantastic. So cool!

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