We recently moved to Cypress, TX. Since Texas has hot weather in the summer, we're getting a pool. Since Autodesk software is used to design and make things, I have been chronicling the construction process.
In a previous blog post, I covered:
- HOA APPROVAL
- DIG A HOLE
- ADD SOME REBAR
- LAYOUT PIPES, WATER TEST, and ADD CEMENT
- FORM THE FOUNDATION WITH GUNITE
- PICK OUT COPING, TILE, and BOTTOM COLORS
- INSTALL THE COPING and TILE
- INSTALL THE ROCK WATERFALL FEATURE
The next steps include:
DIG THE TRENCHES
Trenches were dug for the water and gas lines.
LAY THE PIPE
The piping for the water and gas were laid in the trenches.
FILL IN THE TRENCHES
The trenches were filled to cover up the water and gas lines.
ADD ELECTRICAL LINES
Our project includes an outdoor kitchen. This means a barbecue grill with a natural gas line and some storage drawers. We opted not to get a sink because that involved tapping into the sewer line which is complicated and costly. We opted not to get a refrigerator as others with them told us that they are seldom-used. The structure does include a ceiling fan which requires electrical.
FRAME THE DECK AREA
Wooden frames marked where the cement will be poured.
The cement for the deck area was reinforced with rebar. The deck will have drains to an underground drainage line so rainwater can be directed away from the pool. The gutters from the house are also connected to the drain line.
OBTAIN HOA APPROVAL FOR STRUCTURE
The application for the pool itself was approved earlier in the process. This was a separate application for the structure that will cover the outdoor kitchen. Stonewall Pools came up with a design that was consistent with the existing patio.
The deck area and base for the outdoor kitchen were poured.
This is as far as we are in the process, but if all goes well, it will be a wet and cool summer. The target completion date is Cinco de Mayo.
Pooling my resources is still alive in the lab.