We live in a tiny little bungalow in Southern California. When we bought the house, we thought, “Hey, cool — a pool!” And then proceeded to never use it. It sat there, sucking up money and taking up our entire back yard. We probably would have just left it there until we moved out of the house, but then two things happened: 1) the edges of the concrete around it started crumbling, and it became clear that the 30-year-old pool had some major issues. And 2) we got a dog 🙂
We have a landscaper scheduled to come in next week to get the sod, trees, and flowers in place, so stay tuned for Part 2!
For those of you coming here to check on the status, I regret to inform you that I have decided to not continue the project. The reality is, I simply don’t have the time to devote to it — I run my own business which keeps me crazy busy. This is a project that is near and dear to my heart, and I truly wish I did have time to devote to it, but after letting it lag for the past year or so, it’s just become clear to me that I will likely never finish it.
If someone does decide to work on it, and would like some assistance, please ping me, and I’ll happily help out. I just can’t spearhead or take on the lion’s share of development. So sorry!