Whilst it takes very little time to get to numerous lovely golden sandy beaches, we have always felt that a lovely addition to “Tre Cancelle Farmhouse” would be a swimming pool.
Not yet able to afford a fully built-in pool we decided to install a quality, steel sided, above ground pool of ample dimensions, ie. 6.1 metres by 3.75 metres.
A substantial base was going to be required to support the weight of the some 21 m3 of water incorporated in the pool.
So Stefano and gang set about excavating material from high points of the terrain, and then redistributing it at lower points until a level base area of about 50 m2 was achieved.
Then they mixed and carefully laid a reinforced concrete base.
The next day Stefano set about tiling the base, by the end of a hot and sticky sunny day poor Stefano was exhausted by the heat and his poor old knees were suffering badly. That said, he did a really splendid level job and the following day the tiles were then able to be grouted.
Having checked off all the parts against the swimming pool parts list, the instructions were pretty easy to follow step by step.
Before long the pool began to take shape.
Hey Presto !!!
TRE CANCELLE’S NEW SWIMMING POOL
Sincere thanks to Stefano, Pasquale and Cipriano for all their hard work
and making it all happen !!!
All photos by me © Louise Shapcott