This Guy Turned His Lawn Into a Swimmers Heaven – All With DIY Skills!
Has your backyard been looking a little, well, lackluster of late? Every summer we look at our sprawling yard and dream of doing something about it. For two different men their dreams turned to action in very dramatic ways. First up we’ll see how a father turned his deck into a fiberglass plunge pool for his daughter and her friends. Then we’ll see how the another man channeled his grief to transform an eyesore into an oasis!
Let’s start at the end: the final product
Before we dig deep into the work that went into this transformation, let’s look at the end result. Here we have a fiberglass plunge pool that is perfectly suited for family and friends to enjoy. This hardworking dad created the pool for his daughter and her friends. What a guy!
Back to the beginning. Before any work had been done
Now that we’ve seen the finished product, let’s go all the way back to the beginning. Here we have a 9 year old deck that stands at roughly 23 x 40. Clean, but uninspiring. Perfect spot for a pool.
Taking the first steps, literally
Before we can turn this deck into a pool paradise we have to take away what isn’t needed. A few beers and a pile of rusty screws later, work is officially underway with the removal of these old steps.
Getting the angles
The deck sits about 23″ high which is perfect for the pool. The deck had issues bowing in the center so new supports had to be ordered and installed — not ideal, but necessary.