Ever since we purchased our home over 10 years ago, I’ve wanted to have an inground pool installed. My friends, it finally happened last October! I’ve kept this major renovation from the blog because we were dealing with a lot last fall. You may recall, we lost our beloved boxer, Lola to cancer during that time (post here).
While there are myriad reasons why we decided to replace our above-ground pool with an inground, I’m sure Lola’s sudden decline in health reminded us of the old adage:
You…Only…Live…Once. There are no guarantees in life. Make the most of your existence.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that I think decisions should be made on a whim without careful consideration.
Serious thought on installing an inground pool was on our radar for the past 2 years. We researched it, knew which reputable company to contract job, and most importantly, we made sure we wouldn’t be going into debt for it. As much as I wanted an inground, I would never have lobbied for it if it meant we would be “in the red” for it.
So what type of pool did we get?
It’s a fiberglass free-form shaped pool.
Because we chose to have a fiberglass pool installed, the actual installation of the pool was only a 1 day process. There were many other factors that came along with this project but I’ll save those for future posts. Today is going to be a “cliff notes” version. 🙂
Photo # 1 (Pool Installation Day)
Practically half our yard was leveled when the big machines came. Here’s the beauty of the fiberglass pool…entire pool was placed in one piece!
Photo # 2 (Concrete Pouring)
The pool is starting to take shape now that concrete has been poured. Notice the section of pavers being removed? We had to remove several rows of our existing pavers in order to make way for the new pool design. Our landscaper had his crew reset our pavers as well as add a drain between the concrete and pavers.
Photo # 3 (Stamped concrete and staining process)
Here’s a photo of how the concrete looks after “stamped concrete” process and having the concrete stained grey to go with our existing pavers. Notice that we had the trim around the pool stained darker than the rest of the concrete.
Photo #4 (Preview of pool completed)
Here’s how our pool looks right now. This is just a little preview.
Along with the pool, we also had a slide and waterfall put in. Let’s just say the slide (not shown) has been a big hit! 😉
Photo # 5 (Size of pool)
Here’s another angle of our new pool. This view makes the pool look smaller in size. The size is actually 14 feet x 30 feet. Our old above-ground pool was an 18 foot round. We definitely gained more swimming space!
If you follow Beauteeful Living on Instagram, you may have seen this cute donut float we’ve been enjoying. 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into our new pool. Before I go, want to see the before photos of our pool? I thought so. 🙂
The first photo was how the pool looked when we first bought our house over 10 years ago. The second photo is how we tried to “beauteefy” the pool. Our old above-ground pool definitely served us well regardless of it not being what I would have wanted.
Stay tuned later this month where I will be revealing the full pool area in an “Outdoor Home Tour.” I’ll be sure include photos of our waterfall and slide. Can’t wait!
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What do you think of our new pool? Have a comment or question? I’d love to hear them. Enjoy these warm, beau–tee–ful days ahead! Xoxo, Tee. 🙂
Looks awesome Tee! Your family is going to have so much fun swimming in it this summer!!!
LOVE IT!! We are looking into adding an inground pool to our backyard and know that we don’t want a long rectangular one. This is so close to what we want…love it!
I’m really jealous on your pool we always wanted to have one . But unfortunately we have no luck of finding a house with a pool that we can afford. We were thinking to build our own but the place we have has not enough room for this. I love what you’ve said about we only live once so make most out of it.
Wow your pool looks amazing I never thought to look into a fiberglass pool as I thought it could never look so gorgeous. It looks amazing and I love the stained concrete around .
I wish I could jump in there right now! It turned out beautifully! I grew up with a pool in our backyard, and now that I don’t have it, I miss it so much!
Oh how I would love to jump into your pool right now! It is beautiful! I would love to have an inground pool someday. We spend a lot of time in the water, especially at the lake, but it would be so nice to have paradise right outside our back door!
OMG same for me! When I have a home I would like my own pool <3 It's great as well how you designed it. It looks absolutely awesome!
It is so true, we only live once! The saying enjoy life to the fullest is indeed a way of life! We work hard so let’s party harder! That inground pool is amazing and definitely more appealing! Cheers to summertime! 🙂
Love it! Can’t wait to visit and jump in! 😍
Thanks, Angela! Can’t wait till you guys visit!
I really wish were could have pool in our yard. They really are fun for the whole family. Your upgrade to an inground pool looks fabulous. I bet you are super excited.
The pool looks great! I’m excited to see what else you did around the pool, including the water slide!
WOW! What a great upgrade! I love the shape of it too. I am sure you and your family will have so much fun with this when it is completed! Happy swimming!!
The new pool is gorgeous! Congratulation!
Looks beauteeful Tee!! Love it!
Thanks, Vanessa! You’ll be getting in it soon, I’m sure! 🙂
I love you in ground pool! Having a pool is something that I have always played at having. A part of me doesn’t want to do all that work, then having to move some years later down the road. I really think you did a great job with it and I agree you only live once so, live, laugh and enjoy life while you can.
Such a beautiful pool! Love the design!
Love your gorgeous pool!
Yay this looks great and if I could swim I would jump in. I need to find a private person to teach me how to swim as the places around here don’t work with my schedule.
Congrats on your new pool! It looks great!
Thanks so much, Lauren! We are ready for summer 🙂