WATER TANK…RIP


The view is now complete. . .

The water tank… this is the real end folks. The real, real end.  May it Rest In Peace.

We thought for sure that we would have to spend more money and another week with Jackhammer Man. Two evenings ago,  when we checked in, there was still two walls up and an 18″ floor of pure concrete and steel, and Jackhammer Man had only been able to make an insignificant dent after working on the floor the entire previous day. Us three, Greg, Victor and myself, stood around the partially destroyed, bone of contention, shaking our heads and shrugging our shoulders. The glaring thought that kept coming to me was… “we need a miracle.” We had been considering dynamite, acid solution (?), and then Greg found a product that you poor into drilled holes and as it dries it expands and fractures the concrete, enabling the back hoe (pronounced Bob Hope in Spanish) to scoop it away… none of these easy solutions.

We had been out all day yesterday and when we finally got our chance to go survey the progress, Greg stepped up to the hole where the tank once was, looked in and said something like “oh my”… preparing for the worst, I approached and saw DIRT! All dirt, no more tank, or rebar… our pool is half dug! It FELT like a miracle.

All of you who have been following our project since the beginning, know that this has been the bane of our existence. And, we had no idea how difficult it would be to remove. The tank stood it’s ground proudly to the very end. It almost seemed a shame to have to dismantle something that was build SO well. It seemed it just wouldn’t die… until I acknowledge we needed a miracle… I have the Universe to thank… and a crew of some very hard working men!!

A site for sore eyes! May it Rest in Peace.

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3 Responses to “WATER TANK…RIP”

  1. Pat Says:

    yeah! infinity edge pool, here we come!

  2. Michael Says:

    YAY! Congratulations. That was one tuff water tank! It looked like something that I’VE never seen.
    The Beast is gone, eh?
    So good… 🙂

  3. Donna Curry Says:

    Can’t wait to swim in the pool next week! stu

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