Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Pool Makeover

pool liner, pool makeover
When you are right in the middle of a kitchen renovation, why not go ahead with a pool renovation?

Yes, it's a crazy idea.

We did not plan for the projects to overlap, but the first liner came in on a pallet with nails stuck through the box.

So a new liner was rushed through.

As the water is pumped from the pool, the old liner gradually slides off.

By the way, all the water was chemical-free so the pool was emptied into the front yard.

NOT into the storm drain.

The old liner is the original one from 1993.

It had a blue tile-look border around the top, white walls, and a blue marble-look floor.

All bleached after years of use.

In fact, no one had heard of a liner lasting that long.

After the old liner had been cut out, the foam on the concrete walls was checked.

Looks UGLY, but actually is in good shape. and did not need replacing.

All the surfaces were vacuumed.

The new liner draped and tucked.

You know that vinyl smell when you open a new shower liner?

Multiply that times a hundred. 

Before the lounge spa and the steps could be cut out, the water level had to come up to push the liner and smooth the wrinkles.

Being use to years of the white liner, I had an uh-oh moment when I saw this blue one.

A vacuum was attached to suck the air from behind.

New filter and all new above ground pipes were replaced.

The pool did not look so blue after the water was to the correct height.

Now to put in the step handles, clean the deck, and place the table and chairs.

AND go swimming!

Thank you, Travis Taylor Pools.

See y'all!

Want to keep up with our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets   

Due to construction, I will be unable to set up at the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering. However, I will definitely be a shopper!  Hope to see you there.

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  1. What's next? So the blue liner is what makes the water blue? Never knew that.

  2. How beautiful and inviting that pool looks. Yep when you have had enough in the kitchen reno go jump in the pool. Looks so good. You guys are tackling these big projects like a pro!

  3. Our new house has a pool (which I'm really excited about) but the liner is 15 years old! It has been patched a few times. I hope we can get another couple years out of it! :)

  4. It looks great! I love the blue liner!

  5. I've never seen a pool with a liner...interesting! It looks great and I know you'll be happy to be out there floating with it all freshened up. I'm with you...tackle as much as you can all at once and be done with it!

  6. I bet you will enjoy swimming and relaxing in and around the pool this year and many more!

  7. Just a little bit jealous...:) I know you'll be enjoying it throughout your "warm" summers!

  8. I hope they put in some warm water, then you could probably use it right away. Enjoy!

  9. We've had unusual hot days in Brittany, so can I come and swim in your beautiful pool???


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