Who was your crack team of pool builders, and what did each of them bring to the table?
CAD design: John Flood
Invaluable advice: Marc Churchill
Utterly useless advice: Martin Ellis
Labour: Ted Cunningham, Aaron, Rich West, Mikey Patrick, Max Roton, ‘The Doctor’, John Horner, Will Burgess
Carpentry skills: Terry Stevens
Electrics/lighting: Backflip Tim
Concrete finishing and general expertise: Soup, Felix Parker, Div
What did you bring to the table? Aside from a back garden and the tears that must’ve been flowing every time you had to pay for something obviously…
I had to make sure that everything went to plan. So I would get up at around 7, make the tea, go for a quick walk along the beach with Dick, get diesel for the digger, book the grab lorry in for that day, go on errands to the builders merchants, make sure we had enough people to help us that day, make sure Dick had enough biscuits, make more tea, pay for everything, do the BBQ at lunch time, tie rebars, shovel earth, mix cement, put up the tarpaulin, make more tea, cut timber, sweep up, chop tree roots, demolish walls, dig, push wheel barrows, deal with the guy on the cement truck, make sure no one upset any of the neighbours, try to keep everyone involved happy, and so on and so forth.