Aug 2011 update
We installed a layer of anti-weed fabric surrounding the pool. Two 50-ft rolls did it. The next step is to buy two 2cubic-feet of some kind of river stones to lay on top of the fabric...
Weber grill from Janice's sister and brother-in-law
We had a truck deliver a load of two cubic yards of stones Saturday morning @ $30 each, plus $25 delivery charge, so with tax it came to about $80. The weight of the stones is three tons. Using a shovel and wheel barrow, moved all three tons of rocks manually around the pool. Installed several 16x16 pavers weighing 37lbs each, on top of gravel, as a base for the pump/filter assembly.

16x16 pavers, 37lbs each
Rental Chrysler 300M