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Days of Digging
In Part 1, we saw the excavation of a new swimming pool -- an excavation that took about 10 men five days to dig, shovel-to-wheelbarrow-to-truck, according to contractor Carlos Torres of Golden Leaf Design and Construction. Access to the backyard was not wide enough to allow a back hoe or front-end loader to do the job, so it was done the way things were done in the pre-heavy-equipment days. On a positive note: the workers really pumped-up their biceps and there were no clumsy "oops" maneuvers that can happen with a back hoe.