Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Come on in, the Water is...

... months away from going into the pool. Here are a few more pictures.



I managed to work some on the pool Sunday between the 5K Riverfest Run that Rowan ran in as part of Girls on the Run, (she finished in a very respectable 41 minutes) dance rehearsal, the GOTR banquet and the season opener for my D league softball team.

I was able to find the entire perimeter. The pool is roughly a right triangle. I had thought it would be more kidney shaped. Each "leg" is about 8 feet long and the "hypotenuse" is nearly 12 feet. The shallower side of the small end that I completely excavated is 18 inches deep. It appears that it will get deeper as I dig toward the wide end.


All the dirt I dug I dumped into the garden. After I finished around the outside I realized the irony that I am recreating Helen and Bess' steps, in digging around the edge first then digging out the middle.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm curious.... why was the pool filled in?

Mike said...

I'm guessing that the neighbors building a GIGANTIC garage (nearly as large a square footage as their house) in 1967 was the reason. The pool is very near the corner of the lot, and the major grading that had to occur for the garage seems to have significantly altered the site. I think they let the entire backyard go wild so they wouldn't be able to see the garage. When we cut away 35+ years of overgrowth in 2003 we were surprised at how big and close the garage was!

Sandy said...

Wow! Is the gigantic garage still there?