***Would You Build Your Own Pool?***
Well, it happened. We built a pool. I honestly can’t believe we did it, but the Arizona summers require a pool in the backyard. We have so much cosmetic work to do inside, but our kids are only going to be in our house for another 8 years and we wanted to make this home a place for family and friend gatherings. I can always work inside, but I can’t take back time for precious moments with the kiddos.
Especially when I want to take a picture.
There are so many choices when building a pool.
Whether you are deciding to build a pool on your own, use a pool builder, or are curious about the process,
I have some pointers for you.
Trust me… this was not headache free.
I am going to travel back through our journey with you.
(and hold out on putting the after shot in – that way you can travel along with me to the end)
In the beginning we met with several pool builders.
This is a huge deal and a big investment.
We wanted to make sure we were making the right choices
and not jumping into anything.
I wanted some bells and whistles, but most importantly, I wanted my vision to come to life.
I didn’t want to skimp.
The pool builders told me my dream backyard would be over $80,000.
One of the builders even told me $250,000.
(even bigger gulp).
That’s when Joe and I decided to build on our own and be the general contractors.
We are DIY’ers, but have never been contractors, so we were nervous. Luckily we used a service to help us along the way called BYOP – Build Your Own Pool.
You’ve seen my backyard,
and as you know, it needed TLC.
It was hard to see past the mess back there.
I wanted to transform the backyard to feel as though when you step outside you are at a resort.
It had to have a European / Old World feel, with worn surfaces and stone.
The mountain view needed to still be a focal point and the hard surfaces/privacy walls needed to disappear.
Stay tuned as I take you through the journey…
Every. Single. Moment.
You can see the entire pool building series