|Excavating Under the Pool Corner|
Here, the crew has pretty well de-mucked under the pool and found that about a third of the length of the pool was free-standing to a great extent. Mario, our contractor, said Hey, we've run across this before, and here's what we're going to do. He outlined a series of steps to place loads of rock under the pool and beside it, building a seriies of hefty footings and columns to support the pool and re-channel the water to do no more damage, and more rocks to stabilize everything.
|Looking East Down the Eraca Palms|
Eventually, the footings and columns for supporting the pool would be added to this mix as well.
|Pumping Out Water|
|Cave Tubing, Anyone?|
This gives you an idea of how much rock needed to be placed here. There had to be a lot of rock in place well before they even began experimenting with the jacking operation.
|Opening Patio To Canal|
|Nelson in his Favorite Hide-away|