After moving from our first home and not carrying through with our plans of a pool and an extension (long story!) my two eldest boys couldn't believe it when they finally saw tractors turning up in our relatively new backyard to start digging a pool. They were both up early before school to watch the first day of action.
Using a pool company that had been around for a long time and a great Construction Manager really helped the whole process.
The backyard came with an original Hills Hoist which had been here since 1934 I am quite sure; very cute.