This Guy Constructed A Swimming Pool That You’re Going To Wish Was Yours..

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When Redditor CrackerCortex‘s dog passed away, he turned to the great outdoors to deal with his grief. He set out to build a concrete koi pond in his backyard. But, when a friend suggested he try to make a pool instead of a pond, the creative juices really started flowing. He came up with a design for a pool surrounded by rocks, complete with a grotto, a kiddie pool for his son, creeks, and more. After a lot of hard work, his pond sized hole became a tropical paradise.

He spent about $10,000 on the project, and fellow redditors said if something like this was professionally done, it could cost at least $30,000. Check out this amazing DIY below.

 

The project started out simply enough, as a concrete koi pond.

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Once he decided to make it a pool, he decided to go all out on it. The original plans include a waterfall, a kiddie pool, main pool and a grotto.

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He did the digging himself, creating a much bigger hole than planned, and reinforcing it with a retaining wall.

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Then the plumbing started to go in for the pool.

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The frame of the pool was then covered in shotcrete.

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After the shotcrete dried, it was time to create the rocks with latex and colored concrete.

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Here you can see the grotto section of the pool.

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And his son in the kiddie pool.

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And just to make it even more amazing, he added a raised fire pit next to the pool.

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