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Monday, October 19, 2009

Pool area revamp - (photo post)

We have revamped our pool area and built a play area for our precious little ones.  You can read here about my horror when DH and the men started taking out all the plants.

This is the first view of our garden when you come through our front gate.
Before

After. (a lot of plants still need to sprout its leaves)

This is the first glimpse you now get of the pool area.



Before (lots of shadow and lots of greenery...btw I loved it)


After ( a child's paradise?)


Before

After (now the new plants just have to start growing)




Before

After (this was before we filled the pool)


Here you can see the play area at the back of the slide.


We are happy with the results...the pool now gets full sun, so I might just start swimming again. We have decided that for peace of mind we are going to get a safety net for the pool.  I will post pics of the play area later this week.


23 comments:

  1. beautiful, both the before and after! I can't even imagine swimWEAR right now :-( but the water is still a bit too nippy anyway (phew)

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  2. That is just amazing, Lynette!

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  3. WOW!! It's absolutley stunning!

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  4. It is so beautiful, those pics could be in a magazine.
    Can't wait to see the childrens play area.
    And don't you need a shady swing? I sit in mine while the kids are swimming.

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  5. It's beautiful Lynette! I wanna come visit!

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  6. You are just the best grandparents ever. It sure is a children;s paradise!

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  7. WOW! It is beautiful!! It really looks like a hotel setting somewhere tropical!! You are so lucky to have this right in your backyard!!

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  8. can we all come on over...

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  9. OMG this will be like heaven for them...nice!

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  10. WOW! Love it - looks amazing, it really is a little kids paradise, if my grandparents had a pool area like that I would have turned into a mermaid and lived there :-)

    As it was with a normal pool, my mom would drag me out at bedtime, I can't imagine how she would have gotten me out the water if the pool area was like yours! ha, ha.

    Amazing! well done on the revamp!!

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  11. What time should I be over?

    Looks stunning!

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  12. It looks gorgeous Lynette. Your grandkids will love coming over even more now!

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  13. All I have to say is OMG!!! Gorgeous!

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  14. Hi lynette, i am new to your blog, came over from helen's and shayne's, lovely, all of it, your paradise almost looks like sun city's valley of waves!!Your layouts are stunning:) you are amazing grandparents.

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  15. Carol - I loved the jungle before...and still miss it.

    Stefanie - The stoep at our family room is covered and it is right at the pool.

    Addie - you would be most welcome...I will host you and show you our little town.

    Lindsey - thank you, I know we are blessed.

    Meriel - Just say when!

    Pamela - You know how I have tried to coax you into meeting over coffee....so now I am inviting you for a swim:)

    Tania - thanks for the visit. I love meeting like minded people.

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  16. Wow, this is a huge transformation and I can already see the grand bambinos have loads of happy play time here. That new slide might just entice a grown up or two ... ha ha ha
    Hugs
    Desire

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  17. Oh Lynette--it looks wonderful! Your grandkids are so lucky to have such a wonderful place to play. The sunshine on the pool is fabulous. Enjoy it!

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  18. wow that is just beautiful! I am sure your family will enjoy good times together with that!

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  19. Wow! You and your family are so blessed. I am so happy that you have a nice new space for the gradkiddo's to play.

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  20. What a fantastic backyard!
    Melanie

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  21. wow, you have a beautiful yard..That is really nice what you did.

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