On Monday, we passed final inspection on the pool... which means I feel a bit more comfortable writing about it. One of the side-effects of growing up in the American South is a predisposition for silly superstitions.
It's still an unfinished project, but having a final visit from the inspector is a good milestone. I have to admit, though, our inspector (Ron) was one of the most helpful folks in the entire process. Aside from the immense expense of the permit (a double-digit percentage of the budget) and the general anxiety of the process, it was generally good to see him so that I could ask questions, etc.
Oh, on to the pictures. Remember, the deck isn't finished and the white tubes in the ground are for the deck supports -- worth noting, too, is that we took out quite a bit of concrete around the fire-pit, too... eventually, benches will go there. More pictures after the jump.