You could say that Mickey Thornton dreams big.. like REALLY REALLY BIG!
When he was a little boy, he imagined swimming in an endless water-filled playground..
What he built is a pond-sized 'pool' filled with an estimated half million gallons of water, and made of 320 yards of gunite, and 40,000 pounds of steel rebar.
The swimming paradise also features rock-lined waterfalls, sprayers and even a special 'misting' area for loungers!!
If you're in the area, you can even book the backyard for your own EPIC pool party!
Here's what Mickey's friends, family and 'paying guests' can enjoy (from their FACEBOOK page)
Pool with approximate 95’ diameter, shallow end 3-4 feet deep, deep end
15’ Baby pool with waterfall overflowing into main pool
Large waterfall 14’ high running off into stream around part of the shallow end. It also has a knee deep pool on top for sitting in and enjoying the view that will accommodate 4-5 people comfortably.
Porch style swing for two
Rope swing on deep end.
Pavilion 32’ x 34’ log style with fans and lighting
Arbor 12’ x 20’ log style construction with ceiling fans and lights
Several wrought iron patio tables and chairs
Adequate lighting for night use
Tiki torches surround the pool for later evening ambiance
Commercial style 12’ diving board
Several benches around the pool area for additional seating
Gas grill (natural gas)
Fire pit for marshmallows, hot dogs, etc.
Raft in the middle of deep end for laying out, diving, jumping, etc.
Hand rail that looks like a fallen tree going down the steps
2 plastic 6’ long folding tables to for food buffet, cakes, etc.
Family friendly environment, NO alcohol, tobacco, or profanity :)
Btw, if you're headed north, you might want to check out ANOTHER epic backyard pool, in Alberta, Canada.