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Monday, January 14, 2013

Pool Update!

Well, pool, fence, lights, etc! I have to update on quite a bit these days!!!

Let me start by saying that the pool is still not finished.
With super cold temps outside, it's not like we could use it right now anyhow, but I'm just ready for at least ONE project to be completed!
The pool still requires: the slide to be hooked up, some kind of edging stuff to be put down between the stone border and the decking, and....we have to be taught how to run the stuff! "Pool School" if you will.... Apparently pool stuff has come a long way over the years. We have a remote control to control lights and bubblers and I don't even know what else! It's not chlorine, so it's supposed to be easier on your skin and eyes.... we've got to learn all about that.

But---the new pool led to the new fence....which of course needed lights on it..... and I have to say, I LOVE MY NEW FENCE!
The area where the pool equipment is housed:
We put down pea gravel so that grass & weeds won't grow over there, and nobody will have to get back there with a weed-whacker or anything.... Hopefully, between the weed-block barrier and pea gravel, my plan will work!

The hot tub was delivered....
Slight problem with the spacing of the hot tub and the location of that light. I've been assured that the light is "grounded" which means that there is little or no risk of electrocution with it being so close to water, but it's a total pain in the a$$ to navigate the heavy cover around the light, so the light has been removed and that's going to be just fine....
The steps for the hot tub are at the bottom of the picture and on the right. In reality, when this is all finished, they'll be on the left side of the hot tub when the ground is not 100% mud, and the area there is perfectly level.

There is still so much to be done in the backyard. It's like a huge mud pit these days from all the wet weather, cold temperatures, and construction. Poor Ranger has no place to potty out there without getting in the mud, and I'm so DONE with him coming inside with 4 mud-ball-paws!

What else is new regarding the backyard: the camera system. Why? So that at a moment's notice I can see the outdoors. Just one more safety feature.
Barriers between the house & the pool will be:
1. regular door lock/deadbolt.
2. top hinge lock out of the reach of little ones (that we installed when Gage started sleep walking).
3. regular alarm system door open chime.
4. door alarm specifically installed on back door leading to pool area (this one is specifically loud enough that I can hear it in the shower with the water running if the door were to be opened with this alarm on).
5. 3 foot wrought iron fence with gate (still to be delivered & installed) between outdoor patio area/kitchen area and the pool. Gate will be lockable.
Other than that----the regular gate to access the backyard from the side yard is lockable. The other doors to the exterior of our home also have regular locks/deadbolts, top hinge locks, and the regular alarm door chime.

So----here's the 4-way split camera view: 
Don't judge me that every picture shows a mess! I can't help it! There is muddy, messy, dusty construction going on here at the Casa de Lainey-Paney, both indoors and out!!!!!

Another tidbit about the camera system: we've got one more of the cameras installed in the baby's room. This way, I don't have to get an additional video monitor because with one click on the tvs or computer/ipad/iphone, I can switch to her camera and see what's going on in her room. Score!

So....things are slowly but surely coming along here.... Today, I hear that the pool people will be here to do something.... The construction guys are coming with the delivery for the outdoor kitchen components. We are having two small, narrow lean-to sheds built next to the backside of the house for storage. One of the foundations has been poured for that. The other one has been framed out and when the temp is right, it can be poured. Closets are still underway around here.... More about that later.

....but for now, that's the pool update.



At 9:42 AM , Blogger Megan said...

Looks awesome!!

At 4:14 PM , Anonymous misguided mommy said...

So I'm just going to move in with you. That won't be a problem right? I do chores..and won't even notice I'm there

At 5:22 PM , Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

MM: you do chores and cook?
You can have the whole upstairs!!!

At 5:22 PM , Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

MM: you do chores and cook?
You can have the whole upstairs!!!

At 12:26 PM , Anonymous Cathy Newman said...

Wow, you’re turning your backyard into a resort! :D Is this a preparation for the next holiday? It’s nice to travel, but it’s also nice to have a vacation-like destination to go to when you don’t feel like going on a trip, right? It’s awesome, especially at night, with the lights on the fence on!

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