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Home Renovations - - FRESH IDEAS -

When Fran­cois and Ruth Roos moved onto their Harten­bos small­hold­ing, they dis­cov­ered an un­sightly gap­ing hole in the front of the prop­erty where a tram­po­line had once been. It had also served as a dump­ing ground for build­ing rub­ble.

They con­sid­ered clos­ing up the hole, but then had the bright idea to cre­ate a pool in it in­stead! The cou­ple re­moved the rub­ble, laid the foun­da­tion, re­in­forced the sides with bricks, plas­tered the walls and then lam­i­nated it with fi­bre­glass lin­ing. Fi­nally, they in­stalled the pip­ing, pump and fil­ter them­selves.

“In the sum­mer, we spend most of our time around the pool, braai­ing, read­ing, tan­ning and swim­ming,” says Fran­cois.

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