We purchased a pool in summer of 2008 and it was always tough keeping
an eye on the boys. We either had to stand at the edge of the
pool or place chairs on a somewhat higher elevation in our yard.
(The other option, of course, was to be in the pool with
them: for some reason, neither my wife nor I enjoyed 70F or less
temperature water. A heat pump was installed in late summer
rectify that issue.) So, in the summer of 2009 I built a
took nearly 9-calendar weeks, since a couple were lost to rain or other
matters. Though not quite done, here is a slideshow:
Well, no sooner had I "completed" one deck project, when another arose.
Granted, it took me only one weeknight and one weekend (plus
night were my boys and a friend attacked it), but I consider this
summer of 2009 to be "The decks summer." Here is a slide show
In goes the stamped concrete patio...no, I couldn't do this.