Just a few minutes ago, I finished the pool fence. The only thing left I have to do is to trim four posts. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to dig those post holes the full 3 1/2 feet I dug all the others. While digging those four, I hit what looked like concrete chunks. I’m thinking those chunks were in the fill when the pool was installed. Either way, those four post holes are at least 2 1/2 feet deep, which is far better than most fences out there. Mind you, anything over three feet is really deep. Especially when installing a fence.
The section I finished up this morning was the second gate. I built the gate last night and wasn’t sure whether I was going to put it on hinges or somehow attach it with bolts to be removed as needed. You know, if something large needs to fit through. Ultimately, I decided to hang that section of fencing as a gate. I was able to find two hinges in one of my mystery boxes of bolts and odds and ends. I made sure to shore up the gate as best as possible, with very long screws and three bolts directly into the siding of the house. It ain’t going anywhere. And all my measuring and leveling paid off. It’s nearly perfect.
Basically, all we have to do right now is to trim those four posts, clean up and perhaps stain the fence in the future. I’d say it’s a job well done.