So I am really liking the way the floor came out despite the rough start and me not really know too much of what I was doing. I got a lot of help from the tile guys at Lowes. Lowes is where I bought the tile, tools and supplies for this job.
The floor flows from room to room and was laid like a wood floor. New comfort height toilet.
Lucky for me, my brother has been in the pool business since he was a kid so he was instrumental in getting the pool up and running. They had removed the old pump and only left an old sand filter. It was replaced with a new Pentair pump and Pentair cartridge filter. By the way, the frogs are always in the skimmer. I can't tell you how many times they've caught me off guard, forgetting they are very likely going to…
So I came down stairs and heard some weird noise. It was the valve in the bathroom and I could see it was bubbling up under the paint. So I went down stairs in to the basement and sure enough, flooded. It wasn't too bad, but bad enough. Since the valve was bad I had to turn off the main valve. So no water. We tried to fix it, but we couldn't get the nipple out, so I called a…
Since my daughter's boyfriend's uncle had ten years experience with tile we brought him in to help. It became very clear he didn't know what he was doing and I ended up sending him home and a got started on it myself. Actually I pulled up what he did and restarted the job. My daughter's boyfriend and I worked on it together but after a few days he helped less and less because he couldn't keep up with me. I also…
The pool was essentially a pond, hence all of the frogs and tadpoles.
Getting that "wall" off the pool wasn't easy. Look at the yard! I don't have a mower yet.
Getting the old floor up wasn't that bad. I had some help from my daughter's boyfriend. Looking at the picture of the old floor, no wonder why I couldn't stand to look at it.
HUD has essentially covered the pool with a wall. I'd really like to get some use out of it this year. Surprising it still holds water.
Remember when I said all the bathrooms seemed to be designed for shorter people? Well, check this out. This is in the upstairs main bathroom.