“This summer being scorched under the glaring Texas sun, my wife and I had an idea. We need a swimming pool. Our thoughts were grand, our visions long. Covered, big, deep, beautiful, were some of the adjectives that sprang to mind. It was going to be a thing to behold, our in-ground pool.
I began that day my exhaustive research. In-ground, below ground, gunite, fiberglass, I wasn’t sure if I was looking for a casket or a pool. In my web searches one thing never materialized, plans for an affordable, covered, in-ground pool. Who wouldn’t want this trifecta of pool glory: in-ground – because above-ground’s lame; covered – because skinny-dipping’s cool; affordable – because we don’t want a third mortgage.
Unable to find plans for a pool that married my vision with our pocketbook. I needed more information. first, I started learning more about swimming pools. What kinds are available? How are they constructed? What are the basic elements of a pool? How is the water cleaned? Secondly, already an area of interest, I learned more about low-cost, sustainable construction methods. The goal was to find a low-cost construction method of building a covered pool.”
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