Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hiccup Number 1: We found the old pool

Some time in the 1960s (we think) the owner's of our house removed the small swimming pool they had in the back yard. We were hoping to put in a pool of our own but logistics and cost made us decide to not do a swimming pool but put in a small reflecting pool instead.

This morning as they continued to prep the back yard for the delivery of our trees next week. They discovered the old pool. And they discovered that most of it had to be broken up and carted away. Not only is it in the way of where the hornbeams are set to go, but it is also in the way of where the reflecting pool is going.

So our landscaper made a quick call to a rental equipment center and they thankfully had the additional machinery needed to break up the old concrete and cart it out. I don't know why we didn't think that the old pool might still be under there somewhere. Oh well, all's well that ends well.

The earth mover on top of what turned out to be the old pool.

The pool emerges from the earth.

The walls of the pool are gone, the bottom of it being broken up so the new trees have proper drainage.

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