Another Entry in #Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 190702
the rain finally let up and we ordered the bobcat in. it left some ruts in the soft grass.
totally worth it that we didnt have to move 27 tons of sand by ourselves
the first load going into the shallow end while the deep end continues to drain. (we bailed faster than the rain was coming)
we made our first 12 sandbags. that jig is easy to use and brilliant. (action shots next time)
when all 20 yards were moved, the shallow end was filled, the deep end was half filled, and there’s still some water we have to get out.
while there’s no pix to prove it, we put in a good day’s work ourselves. While anthony was dumping the loads, we were in the pool with shovels and hoes moving the sand around.
Done for the day. now we have to keep the rainwater out. you can just see the 16’ ribs, the post sticking up and the sandbags
It didnt go perfect to plan and we don’t care.
With 54,000 pounds of weight in the pool, we don’t have to worry about it floating or popping anymore. That means no more critical timing issues. we can work as fast or slow as we want from now on.
So it’ll take 2 weekends instead of one.
20 more yards of sand coming this week.
between now and saturday we expect to have the residual water pumped out (with the sand and water mixed, now we have clogging problems. good that this is a one time thing)
Anthony and his steam shovel are scheduled for saturday.
- We’ll power compact the deep end and get it leveled with the shallow so the entire floor is around 3 1/2 feet deep.
- then toss another 7-8 yards into the shallow end so we don’t have to do it ourselves later.
and that’ll be another good weekend’s work.