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What's a place setter?
One of my favorite quotes from the great Winston Churchill.....after heated debate with Nancy Astor who was a member of British Parliament in the 1930s regarding her appeasement of Nazi Germany, the conversation turned personal.
Ms. Astor reportedly told Churchill, "If I was married to you, I'd poison your drink."
Without hesitation, Churchill responded, "If I was married to you, I'd drink it."
Some great tips and insight, which I expected from this site. Few things....
We do have some large (50 foot+) oaks on our property and throughout our neighborhood, one of which is in the corner of the backyard and would definitely affect the pool. The last thing we would do is get rid of them. So I guess we will have to determine if it's worth the struggle with leaves, etc. I don't mind the extra work as I do most of my own yard work, home maintenance, etc., plus I have three kids who handle a certain amount of chores, one of which would be the pool also.
We may get as many as four different plans and bids. We are however only looking at established companies that have been around for awhile either through referrals from people who have built a pool or just reputation in the area. As tempting as it might be to go with some fly-by-night contractor for less money, I want someone who I know I can find in a few years when something inevitably goes wrong.
A few people mentioned decking space. I plan to pay particular attention to that aspect once we get some plans back.
Really appreciate the tips and suggestions.....keep them coming. I know I will be revisiting this thread as we go through this process.