SOOOO it was decided, out with the pool. Decision process took way longer than the action required to get rid of it. Sons recruited, tools located & in place, pump brought in from work, all done in about 5 hours.
You can see all the tree roots that had found where the leaks were. The rocks on the side are concreted in, not sure what to do here, but could perhaps just leave them & incorporate into garden somehow?
These roots are from a very large cocos palm we had removed last month.
What a mess, but the boys had fun!
Now let the designing & planning begin!