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What This Guy Builds In His Backyard Is Totally WOW
His dog passed away. He took an idea to recover this loss, he thought of building a concrete koi pond in his backyard. But, his friend suggested he should try to make a pool instead, and his creative mind started coming with the ideas.
Check out what follows after this, what he built will leave you stunned.
This is how his backyard looked like.
This is what he planned for the design.
He started digging out the initial hole to make it large.
He reinforced it with a retaining wall since he lives on a slope.
He leveled and marked the edges of the pool for a rough estimate.
Then he set out the necessary pipe fittings.
Here is the pump for the water flow.
He set the foundation for the pool with rebar.
This part of the rebar grid would eventually become a grotto.
The pool was then sprayed with shotcrete, a concrete mixture applied with a high velocity hose.
It takes a full week for the shotcrete to dry.
The rocks were then made with latex and mixed colored concrete. He shaped them with a trowel.
The final step was to the have the pool professionally plastered and filled with water.
His son loves the backyard's newest addition!
For a finishing touch, he built a raised fire pit next to the pool.
Fellow Redditors estimated that a professional pool of this caliber would cost around $30,000, but the DIY version cost around $10,000. Amazing!
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