The Beauty – D.I.Y Pool – Zürich, Switzerland

“When we first entered the room, it was a full junkyard. But now, it is really a BEAUTY. Smooth to skate, a good couch, even a decent sound system. Over a year, we were working in small steps until we completed our indoor pool. We learned with every step new ways of building, so you’ll feel it in every corner, which are all different to skate, due to the learning process.”  – Nicolas Büchi

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That was the room, as it looked like, when we first entered it.

That was the room, as it looked like, when we first entered it.

Frame of the wallride

In February 2012, we continued with the second stage. On this day, when we made the wood work, it was around – 15° Celsius. Frame of the wallride

Fuck, I nearly forgot, how much work it was, to get all the trash together to fill the ramps at that time.

Fuck, I nearly forgot, how much work it was, to get all the trash together to fill the ramps at that time.

Sylvain, filling up the shit.

Sylvain, filling up the shit.

Rebars in the wallride. We had luck, and found the rebars onsite.

Rebars in the wallride. We had luck, and found the rebars onsite.

And it took hours to mix all the concrete. Small machine.

And it took hours to mix all the concrete. Small machine.

Rebars in the quarterpipe.

Rebars in the quarterpipe.

Filling up with concrete.

Filling up with concrete.

It starts to look a little bit like it should. This was mid November 2011.

The first step was done in early December 2011.

Something like that...

Something like that…

Wood work on the left side. At this time, we thought about doing a spine, there on the left side.

Wood work on the left side. At this time, we thought about doing a spine, there on the left side.

Filling it up with trash was a big task. Fuck!

Filling it up with trash was a big task. Fuck!

Cutting the floor and producing as much dust as possible.

Cutting the floor and producing as much dust as possible.

Concrete on wall, not much to say about that here.

Concrete on wall, not much to say about that here.

Mixing the crete.

Mixing the crete.

Shaping for gods sake.

Shaping for gods sake.

Shaping

Shaping

Shaping

Shaping

Second Part is ready.

Second Part is ready.

This was the state on easter 2012. Nearly perfect.

This was the state on easter 2012. Nearly perfect.

Dust was also a big problem at that time.

Dust was also a big problem at that time.

This time, we filled it up with styrofoam. It works and is 100,000 times easier work than filling it up with stones.

This time, we filled it up with styrofoam. It works and is 100,000 times easier work than filling it up with stones.

We did the concrete in November 2012.

We did the concrete in November 2012.

We did a thin layer of ghetto concete, so everything would hold together. We were not sure, if the styrofoam works so well.

We did a thin layer of ghetto concete, so everything would hold together. We were not sure, if the styrofoam works so well.

November 2012.

November 2012.

Roger and Men, passionate shaping.

Roger and Men, passionate shaping.

And it was done, nearly at least.

In one day, we made the big wobbel and the new quarter.

A good team, on a hard day.

A good team, on a hard day.

Marky setting the pool coping. They were made by Pudi (P.P.C.), thank you a lot.

Marky setting the pool coping. They were made by Pudi (P.P.C.), thank you a lot.

Construction Site overview.

Construction Site overview.

Overview

Overview

We had to take down the paint, as it produced more dust than before.

We had to take off the paint, as it produced more dust than before.

Another overview.

Another overview.

The Beauty

The Beauty

Dino Brandao, flying from the Quarter pipe in the Direction. Photo: Alan Maag

Dino Brandao, flying from the Quarter pipe in the Direction. Photo: Alan Maag

Blunt Fakie in the Pocket. Photo: Alan Maag

Blunt Fakie in the Pocket. Photo: Alan Maag

Alex Kaspar. Photo: Tobias Haussmann

Alex Kaspar. Photo: Tobias Haussmann

Juli grinding the Beauty. Photo: Tobias Haussmann

Juli grinding the Beauty. Photo: Tobias Haussmann

Last two photos by Tobias Haussmann, check out his blog: tubu.lovemeskateboards.com
Other skate photos by Alan Maag.
Construction photos by Nicolas Büchi.

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