Pool Remodeling

There’s been a major part of the remodeling going on that I haven’t even discussed…the pool. We are going to have the most fabulous residential pool I’ve ever seen! That’s not hard though because growing up I was living large if I squirmed my way into someone’s above ground pool. If that didn’t happen, sprinkler it was! I don’t think above ground pools exist in Florida.

Anyways, this is the before…

Pool Before RemodelThere wasn’t anything really wrong with the pool but it was REALLY big. It took up almost the entire back yard and the deep end was about 8 ft, which is totally unnecessary for us. We’re not diving into the pool, we’re lounging around. So, we decided to decrease the depth to about 5′, decrease the length and add a spa (insert squeal here). I actually knocked a bottle of sauerkraut off the counter today as I was daydreaming about lounging in the jacuzzi and popping the bottle of Moet currently lingering in our fridge. Rough wakeup.

Anyways, here’s the pool remodel in stages…

Old pool tile and coping…

Old Pool Tile & CopingPool Drained…

Pool DrainedCutting away back wall…

Pool Wall DemoThe gunite process. What is gunite you ask? A mixture of cement, sand, and water applied through a pressure hose, producing a dense hard layer of concrete used in building for lining tunnels and structural repairs.

Pool Gunite Process

Forming the swimout bench and stairs…

Pool Gunite Process 3

Pool Swimout Bench and Stairs

Spa and west end swimout bench…
Pool Swimout Bench West SideI bet you’re wondering what that strange trough is bordering the pool. Drum roll please…that’s the trough that water will spill into because the pool is infinity edge on three sides! If you can’t tell, I’m slightly excited. The tile should finally be arriving at the end of this week so stay tuned for more updates! 😎


About designnsuch

I am a just turned thirty, diy maven in the midst of a major home renovation.
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5 Responses to Pool Remodeling

  1. Marcy says:

    WOW!!!! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. Scott says:

    Wow indeed! This part of the project certainly is a sharp contrast from the lighting on a budget part. You priorities are clear!

  3. courtney says:


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