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#1 Andy_VX

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:19 PM

I've recently moved into a shared house nearer work, I had been looking for a while as I was sick of the commute and it was slowly dawning on me that i'm not likely to buy my first house any time soon! I came across a very vague ad for a room in a "Spanish Villa", I went for a viewing and immediately fell in love with the place, it was built in the 1950's and has stayed in the family ever since.  It was a hotel / B&B back in the day until the owners passed away a few years ago, since then it's been rented as a house share and has become a bit run down! It's set on a 3 acre plot with various outbuildings / annexes which are also rented and there was also a tennis court and pool which looked very run down! 

 

I decided to go ahead and moved in about a month ago, unfortunately the landlady has decided to sell the place and there's planning pending to build 4 houses on the plot, seems like a massive shame as it's so quirky and could easily be modernised into an incredible home in a desirable location but there's more profit in knocking it down. 

 

I was keen to get the outdoor areas up together for summer BBQ's and parties so talked the owners into me bringing the pool and tennis court back up to standard, below is a photo diary of our progress, thoroughly pleased with how it's turned out so far. 

 

I should add that my brother and I had zero expereince in cleaning swimming pools but figured it can't be that hard! We started draining the pool and found that the algae went a weird purple colour! 

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Once it was about half full we started jet washing the sides, it came off fairly easily but it was hot and so wanted to get it off before it started drying on. 

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Managed to borrow the steadm cleaner from work but the Karcher was just as effective! 

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 



#2 Andy_VX

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:24 PM

We got the majority of the water out and realised what we'd got ourselves into, it was horrible at the bottom! 

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Dog offering support! 

 

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Just like doing the hoovering, this was actually quite enjoyable! 

 

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Loads of palm leaves to clear up.

 

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Working late into the night, finally got it drained and emptied ready for one last jetwash. 

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

The next day we started topping it up, left it filling whilst I was at work, it took about 4 days with a large bore hose! 

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageSwimming Pool Refurbishment by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Posted ImageUntitled by Daniel Yeates, on Flickr

 

Today we put the chorline in and fired up the pumps, looks great in the sun but still a few things to do. 

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

Summer VX party venue?!

 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

Opportunity for Nev to put on the old budgie smugglers :D 



#6 fiveoclock

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

And there he is :D :D :D I'm psychic :D 


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

Great work and looks a fair bit of graft done, satisfying swim much needed after all of that ;)

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:38 PM

And there he is :D :D :D I'm psychic :D 

Hahahaha!!!

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:40 PM

Brilliant job Andy, theres no way I would have even considered taking on a job like that! .org party!!

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

Excellent work. Fascinated by the purple residue - presumably it's a manganese reaction but no idea what would cause it.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

Looks lovely. I assume youre on top of all the chemical testing and treatment so make it safe to use?

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:35 PM

What a great project, the wife and I would love to doing that, it's going to be amazing when you've it done 👍




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