When we moved into the property in March 2016, it seemed that the pool had not been used for ages. It was a dark green and the bottom was filled with loads of silt, leaves, dead animals etc. So we drained it (where do you empty this much water when you live at the top of a pyramid shaped hill?). We had heard that the previous owner had his fair share of pool problems and we were to find out why. Once drained, we found that the cement render had cracks all over it, on all sides and the floor. BACK TO RUE DES MITONS PAGE.
Now to repaint it with the rubber based paint at €500 for one can!
So I excavated the top soil, grass and weeds, then levelled it in preparation for the sand based for the tiles. But after doing all this, thinking that it would be easy to get the tiles and sand delivered, it was not to be possible. Everyone said that the road was too narrow and could not deliver 140, 50 x 50cm tiles, plus 4 cubic metres of yellow sand. I sent this photo to all the suppliers, all came back with a no go. So now what? Well the next best option, a wooden deck.
Finished paint job, now to fill it up. Summer is on its way so we felt we had made good progress.
I bought 74 planks, 70 support batons, plus 55 concrete feet. It took me about three days to lay it all. So now we have our decking in place in readiness for the summer season of lounging by our pool!