Sunday, July 31, 2011

Earthshake again

We were woken up at around 01.00 this morning with the bed shaking, a rumble and loud bang,it appears that there was a Richter scale 3.0 earthquake centred about 300 metres from the house, at around 10 kilometres deep, having a look round this morning there is no visible damage to our property.
my fear was the pool might be damaged but it looks OK, the contracters are arriving tommorrow to fit the plumbing and electrics so hopefully we will soon be swimming.

Friday, July 22, 2011


The guys arrived at six o clock in the morning, It was just getting light and finished about 4.00 in the afternoon

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Next stage - Tiles

Which we have been reliably informed will be put on tomorrow, i hope the guys have sunglasses because the forecast is hot and sunny, so there will be a lot of glare and it will be like being in an oven.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Concreting the pool

Last night i met a few of the neighbours as i had to tell them the road would be blocked for several hours. So bright and early this morning the machinery and ready mix concrete lorries arrived to gunite the swimming pool, the process is that the concrete is power sprayed over the steel reinforcing. A noisy and smelly process but another step further.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Work goes on

Quin is in the outside bathroom doing the tiling and doing a great job, and the workman are putting the steel reinforcing cage in the pool structure, it was so hot (38 degrees) we sorted out a cover to make a sort of canopy for them to work under i dont think they could have carried on otherwise. even the breeze is hot today.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Five hours later

The hole is dug

In extremely hot weather the hole was finally finished the excavator kept breaking down because of the heat so that held things up for awhile, anyway today the builders have arrived in force to start building the pool, again today looks like it is going to be very hot, i wouldnt like to be down that hole laying bricks i know that much.