Well, things finally came together this evening. By late afternoon the steps were done, the border of the patio was relaid, and the water in the spa was up to temperature. We spent some time fiddling with the water chemistry, getting the Ph correct and then getting the initial shock of chlorine in the water. Soon everything was ready for the first soak. Of course, we will still be fiddling around for a while, putting in some more landscaping, lighting, etc, but what remains is finishing touches.
After dusk we all sat down in the hot water, turned on the jets, and spent the next 20 minutes figuring out which control adjusted which jet. We got them adjusted correctly and I looked at my wife and said “Why did we wait so long to do this?”
Jenn, Heather and Matt: your spot is waiting for you!