Remember that time we got a tree trimmed and the whole tree ended up being dead so the tree trimmers put it in our dilapidated pool for us as a “favor”? And then we decided to burn the branches, resulting in a bunch of scorched charred trunk sitting in the bottom of our pool?
As you can tell, it’s not exactly the safest thing to have in your backyard. And with a baby who will be taking her first steps any day now, we had to do something about it… but fixing it back up into a working pool was a bit out of our price range.
The issue with the whole thing was what happens to the rain water– we didn’t want a huge pit of gross water forming in the pool every time it rained. Here’s where the genius came in (not our idea but our contractor’s): sloped roofing material underneath the deck boards that would catch the rainwater and cause it to fall down to the sides– to the concrete.