Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
The rear concrete block wall was repaired and forms were built along it's top to pour a bond beam to hold it all together and create a solid foundation for the SIP panels and posts that will sit on top of it. The concrete contractors built the forms for the slab and we've added pex tubing to the reinforcing mesh for future heating. It's ready to pour and we're just waiting for a day without thunderstorms, hopefully early this coming week.
Below is a picture of the site after clearing out the debris from the old (collapsed) barn.
Here's the pool today... nearly full and 60 degrees. It should be full by the end of the weekend. I'm filling it with a combination of spring water (gravity fed off the hill beyond the pool), well water from the house and rainwater from nearly a week of rain. It should warm up to the mid 70's by the July 4th weekend... cool but swimmable. It doesn't get much warmer on it's own due to our cool nights up here in the mountains.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Here is how the barn looked in 1999 when we first moved up here. It was dated to around the 1790's.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Matt Phillips and Andy Ness are painting the pool this year. In years past it has been painted light blue, dark blue, and spring green. This is the first year we have used the pool as a canvass and in between rainy spells, it is being transformed into an alien world. I'll let Matt and Andy fill you in on concept and inspirations as it progresses. In the meantime, here's a few shots of the progress so far.