The husband and I originally talked about where would be the best location of the pool. First I did some research online looking up our county ordinances regarding swimming pools. Anything over 24" of water required a 5 foot fence. This was recently amended, however. Before it only required a 4' fence. Of course! Our fence was only 4 feet tall. Because of the hassle of having to put up a fence inside of our fence to protect any trespassers from drowning in our pool.*sigh* So we opted for up against our deck. This would help with the posts for one side of our fence around the pool.
Dakota and I went out and laid out the location of the pool (looks like a landing site).
After talking more that evening, Brent and I decided that the original loaction was a little sketchy. We have a couple of sink holes forming in that spot of the yard. The fear of adding all that water weight on top of them did not seem like a good plan. So we decided on the only "level" spot in our yard. Of course it is under a serious amount of pine trees.
After 7 hours of work on a Saturday afternoon, this is what it looked like at the end of Day One:
Seven more hours of work and here is what it looked like at the end of Day 2: