After the passing of his beloved dog, redditor crackercortex decided to use manual labour as a means of grieving. Initially he decided to build a backyard koi pond, however, the birth of his son put a halt on the project. Once the family was settled, he decided to increase the scale of the project and build a custom pool, perfect for Texas summers. You can see his detailed process and the result below!
Here are the plans that he worked off of.
This is the original hole that the he dug as a means of grieving when his dog died. He intended to transform it into a koi pond.
He really puts it in perspective!
It takes a whole week for that stuff to dry!
This is the discharge tank, creek, and baby pool area.
This detail took a whole month.