This DIY version cost around $10,000. This looks like something you’d find at a hotel, not in someone’s backyard. The project started as a concrete koi pond, but at a friends suggestion, he decided to make it a pool.
Here are the original plans: The pool features a waterfall, a kiddie pool, a main pool, and a grotto.
Then, he reinforced it with a retaining wall since he lives on a slope.
He leveled and marked the edges of the pool for a rough estimate.
The plumbing started going in…Here’s the pump for the pool.
He set the foundation for the pool with rebar.
This part of the rebar grid would eventually become a grotto.
The pool was then sprayed with shotcrete, a concrete mixture applied with a high velocity hose.
It takes a full week for the shotcrete to dry.
The rocks were then made with latex and mixed colored concrete. He shaped them with a trowel.