Build Your Own Pool! This DIY Rock Pool Construction Is The Coolest One I’ve Ever Seen!

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It would be a wonderful childhood memory to grow up with a pool, you can have pool parties in hot summer days, or have barbecue near it, a pool in backyard would bring so much to the family. However, not everyone could afford a house come with a fancy pool, thankfully there are always creative people show us how to build your own pool in your backyard! And they are way awesome than the usual ones!

This Imgurian’s dog died. He deal with grief by working outside. Dug a hole with the intention of building a concrete koi pond. He’s done a couple in other houses… no worries… In the next few months, his kid was born and the project came to a hard stop. The hole grew over… …until one of his buddies suggested he dig a giant hole and make a pool… he didn’t grow up with a pool, but remembered how much he loved them as a kid. Figured it be the best present ever for his new son.

Though summer is about to end, but it’s never too late to make your backyard more entertaining!

1. The Plan

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2. The original plan wasn’t a pool….

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3. So the hole got bigger…

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4. And reinforced…

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5. Leveling and marking pool edges for rough estimates

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6. Begin plumbing for main drain and skimmer

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7. Concrete pad pour and pump installation

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8. Texas digging and fortification in mid-July

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9. One of TX’s hotter never-below-105 summers

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10. Still hauling dirt out of the hole – now bucket by bucket

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11. Finish retention wall for pool leveling on sloped yard

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12. Water discharge tank, two creeks and waterfall – skimmer to the left

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13. Begin work on the grotto (or “Cave” as my son calls it)

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14. REBAR! – 8×8 squares with #5 steel

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15. Outside retaining wall with rebar installed

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16. Rebar grid

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17. Water discharge tank with rebar

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18. Grotto rebar – for ceiling/shelf

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19. Near final phases in rebar

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20. Would rather dig, than cut, bend and tie rebard… anyday

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21. Future swimmer

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22. This is for reddit purposes only..

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23. view from the greenbelt behind the home

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24. Shotcrete day 

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25. When the day is done, it will finally look like a pool

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26. Shotcrete

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27. Shotcrete application

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28. Not quite done

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29. Week after shotcrete

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30. Discharge tank, creeks and baby pool after shotcrete

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31. Retention wall after shotcrete

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32. Other view

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33. Shotcrete – view from the roof

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34. Rock creation – 1 month

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35. Get pool plastered by professional and fill with water

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36. The “Cave”

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37. Testing the waters

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38. First time in – he likes it!

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39. Last stage: Build a raised fire pit and invite good friends over with awesome cameras

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