Needless to say, the 20 days we were quoted to build the pool has been surpassed and we’re probably at 20 weeks by now. The upside is that we’ve become great friends with Tomaso, the builder, and we’ll miss him when everything is finished. The pool itself is complete and working, although it’s too cold for a dip just yet. In the picture Andy & Tom are fixing the wooden struts for the double gazebo which will provide much-needed shade in the summer months. The paving has rather more of a rustic effect than we’d have liked but at least that too is almost finished. Andy will then be fixing a gate and surrounds at each end to try and keep children and animals safe by creating a barrier around the pool, and finally it’ll be off to the garden centre to buy lots of lovely plants. Bring on the summer!