When we decided to tear the old house down we decided to keep the pool. I’m not really sure why.Even though it is hard to tell in this picture… It was in really bad shape and would need a complete makeover.
It is hard to see in this picture. but the pool had really tiny corner stairs and it was super deep. You might think that you want a super deep pool, but the problem with that is to get a deep pool, the incline has to be really radical….not good for my grandkids. And lets not forget, it really is all about them.
The pool guy told us that old pools are actually made much better than the new ones. He said that the walls are thicker in the old pools.
What I didn’t really think about was that the house was going to have to be designed to go around this existing pool. It all worked out in the end beautifully, but I do wonder just what I was thinking.
We really wanted to surround the pool with travertine tile, but when we got the price of it we started to have second thoughts. Surely there had to be a cheaper way to go. Our old pool had cool deck around it..
I loved it…but it was hard to keep looking clean….but to save money it was worth looking into. What we found out was that no one in our area does cool deck anymore, but if we could find someone to do it the cost would be close to the same as the travertine. With the cool deck you have to pour concert before putting it on. The travertine just goes directly on a sand base.
So now we were back to the travertine …with the high price tag. We decided not to add the hot tub and we are going without a pool heater at this time. This helped with the expense.
In the end I am very happy with the decision. It looks beautiful!
You will have to wait to see the finished project…sorry.