Monday, January 26, 2009

My First Metamorphosis Monday!



My First Metamorphosis Monday!
This is my First Metamorphosis Monday and I am pretty excited! If you want to see more great spaces hop on over to "BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH " at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ . This is my pool redo, when we moved into our home the pool had been taken from a plaster pool to a pool with a "lifetime" fiberglass coating..hmmmm..don't think so. Anyway it was great for years but than my son started itching and actually hurting when he got out of the pool. We changed chemicals and all but he still had issues. We found out our lifetime fiberglass coating was flaking. So we finally found a pool company who would tackle this project after many declined. We had the pool surface removed, taken down to the concrete and redone. It looked like a bomb went off in our backyard. Now we love it and everyone can enjoy a nice swim. We also changed the color of the pool, which I love..let me know what you think..



Before..see that big red oak tree? Well it had to come out because the roots were lifting the pool deck. I loved that tree, it was huge and provided loads of shade.








The work begins!







The bomb went off..I emailed these pic's to my husband at work, we had no idea it would look like this and we both wondered how it would ever be a pool again!























After..you can see how the color changes in different light..we love it!

























14 comments:

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I am so jealous. I have been begging my husband for years for a pool, but he was told once - eons ago - by a brother who does not even own a darn pool - how much trouble they are. So there you go!
I think I am going to send him off for a few weeks one year - maybe to his brothers - and when he comes back..."honey, look what the pool fairy dropped off!" :-) Thanks for sharing, I love the sparkly blue color. What a mess you had. Barb

marty39 said...

The remodel is gorgeous. What a fabulous pool. Marty

santamaker said...

Oh my, how inviting this is. When's the party? You did great!

Susan said...

A great remodel... I love the way the blue changes in different light

I m jealous..I'd love to have a pool!

Momovthree said...

This is beautiful!!!
~Michelle

ellen b. said...

Oh Margaret, What a great transformation. The new blue that is reflected is so inviting and easy to look at!! Just beautiful!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, how I long for pool weather. Can I come visit?

Wendy said...

Your pool is so pretty, I would love to have one.

I agree with you, after seeing the first pictures, makes you wonder how that was a pool again. I would have been scared. In the end it turned out wonderful.

Kim Chalfant said...

Looks great now. And now all you need is warm weather to enjoy it again.

We have a pool & live in Southern California, but can still only use our pool in the summer months.

I love having a pool and I'm sure you do as well.

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, I bet you wanted to run away and hide when they started this! But it looks beautiful now. Enjoy! Kathy

paintergal said...

Huge job, but the end result is fabulous.

Victoria*Claire said...

I love the new color, looks so cool and inviting. I also like the L shape and the way it wraps around your table.

Victoria
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~CC Catherine said...

This is a wonderful end result...you must totally enjoy it all the time, even just to watch the cool waters flow... Love it! ~CC Catherine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

This is gorgeous...love the rich color! Thanks for sharing this wonderful renovation...turned out great! Bet your son is happy, too!
:-) Susan