The project is not done yet and it may even be a few weeks before it’s properly finished, but the pool itself is now operational! It has water, chemicals and one of the two heaters is up and running, so it is usable! We decided to wait until it was properly warm enough before going in. Arizona may be known for heat, but most people don’t use their pools from about mid-October to March because it gets cool enough overnight to make pools less pleasant temperatures if you don’t heat them. Basically, to all our relatives and friends in cooler climes, yes, we are now wusses 🙂 We waited for it to hit 83F before we went in.
Here is a video of our first use of the pool, plus some of the set up: