Pool of Dreams! So Pretty

Finally and at last the plasterers showed up to put the finished surface on our pool of dreams. Doesn’t it look great?

It’s so lovely. Why is Penney running away?

I love the shiny surface, too. Isn’t it inviting?

And the red trim matches the trim on the house.

I’m such a kidder. That’s some sort of sludge pool of water sucked out of the plaster. The process was pretty complicated and took a lot of guys to accomplish. They also went through many bags of white cement and shiny stuff.

Guys fill a hopper with dry material and mix it with water. Then it goes through a hose to the pool.

It was fun to watch. They sprayed the goop out in globs. It sounded like gargling and was quite goopy looking.

Spraying at right. Smoothing at left.

As soon as they got it sprayed, someone would start smoothing. They did two coats of rough smoothing. The second coat had shiny stuff in it, which looked really cool.

You can sort of see the sheen.

The guys wore interesting shoe attachments that didn’t mess up the plaster much, as they skillfully smoothed the quick-drying glop.

On the final pass-through, they really smoothed and sprayed a textured coating (for safety). It’s quite subtle. They also cleared off the lights and the glow-in-the-dark tiles.

Finished hot tub.

There are still some pipes sticking up, which I assume are the drains, but the did a bit of finishing.

Looking toward the deep end. Hey, no water!

Tomorrow more guys will come in and do an acid wash. I assume they’ll do final touches as well. Then, I do believe water will go in! I have no idea how long it will take. Lee says 2-3 days.

Looking the other way. From these photos it looks like there will be some shade all day. Maybe.

I can’t wait to see how they do the chemicals and lights and stuff. We will have to have “Pool School” soon! It sure has been a relief to see progress. It also turns out that if we had started later, those supply chain issues would have caused even more delays. Eek.

Enjoy a few more pictures! They are in chronological order.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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