POOL

 

THE INSPIRATION

 

Portrait of an Artist, a 1972 acrylic by David Hockney that itself was inspired by two photographs, one of Peter Schlesinger and the other of a pool in the Hollywood Hills, which he combined in the painting. Many pool designs were considered as shown below.

April 9 drawing.jpg
April 9 drawing.jpg
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April 11 sketch.jpg
April 11 sketch.jpg
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April 12 drawing.jpg
April 12 drawing.jpg
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April 12 design.JPG
April 12 design.JPG
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April 13 drawing.jpg
April 13 drawing.jpg
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April 16am design.jpg
April 16am design.jpg
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April 16pm.jpg
April 16pm.jpg
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April 16pm drawing.jpg
April 16pm drawing.jpg
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June 29 pool (1).jpg
June 29 pool (1).jpg
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THE CONSTRUCTION

 

Excavation began in June 2008, concrete and plumbing in July and August, tile in September and the pump and rooftop solar heating in October

pool drain dig.jpg
pool drain dig.jpg
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pool and house.jpg
pool and house.jpg
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pool 2.jpg
pool 2.jpg
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pool tile.jpg
pool tile.jpg
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pool tile job.jpg
pool tile job.jpg
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pool tile west side.jpg
pool tile west side.jpg
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pool tile east side.jpg
pool tile east side.jpg
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north gutter system and pool drain.jpg
north gutter system and pool drain.jpg
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house for pool filter.jpg
house for pool filter.jpg
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READY FOR SWIMMING

 

The pool was completed in October, and in the years that followed, improvements were made, leaks were repaired, a cover was added and then upgraded, lights in the pool were replaced, a pump was replaced, and a few timers and a solar controller box were switched out after a direct lightning strike to the roof toasted them. The patio was tiled, and concrete flooring was painted blue. Several versions of plant landscaping were rethought. The solar heating on the roof has worked consistently.

the lights of cartago.jpg
the lights of cartago.jpg
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pool heater panel.jpg
pool heater panel.jpg
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pool desktop.jpg
pool desktop.jpg
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pool squirting.jpg
pool squirting.jpg
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pool lights big.jpg
pool lights big.jpg
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pool cover cleaned.jpg
pool cover cleaned.jpg
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pool after rain.jpg
pool after rain.jpg
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full pool.jpg
full pool.jpg
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pool and view room at night.jpg
pool and view room at night.jpg
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