Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Project Finished......Check!

The below 2 pictures are a "before" picture. You can see we have a screened in porch and the pool area is opened. Now we have the porch opened to the pool and the whole pool area is screened in. We have had the pool about 30 years and since we are getting "older" and it was more work to keep all the leaves and creepy crawlers out we decided it would be more enjoyable to have the whole area screened in. This has been the largest and longest project we have done. This was started in September and it is just now finished. But it was worth all the time and waiting and work. I am very pleased with it. We had them take down part of the screen porch to open it up and had the pool deck enlarged and refinished. I can't wait to get plants and lights out there and do all the fine touches to make it really pretty. And...of course the yard has to all be redone. The grass we planted last Spring will have to be replanted, but then it will give us something to do. (like we have nothing to do)

All the old cool deck was ground off and what a mess that was. Now we have the new deck that looks like stone.
The porch is opened up from the house you can step right out to the porch and into the pool. It really is a large area and very open. I love it.

Once we get the pool cleaned and all the leaves and junk out of it, it will be SO much easier to keep clean. We also have a lot larger area to entertain and could put quite a few tables around the pool to have guest over. The fence you see in the background will come down.

A close up of the deck finish.
Lots of room out here now. And the best part.....NO snakes, bugs, leaves or that kind of stuff you don't like to swim with. I am very anxious for summertime to hurry up and get here.


Karen said...

That looks sooooo good and refreshed. I love the porch opened up to the pool - it must feel so much bigger now when you sit in your chairs. And the height of the screen is awesome. Looks like a long project that was totally worth the outcome!

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

YAY!! It looks great! Can't wait to come and enjoy it! It will be like having another room in your home to enjoy now.