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July 2, 2014

Pool Party? Days 11 &12

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 8:25 am
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Ah, my relationship with the pool in my backyard! It is wonderful to have, but also requires much time, work and money be poured into it – literally. The pool and I have had good times. The pool and I have had bad times. Then after all that TLC, the pool just decided to give up on us, one of many victims of a harsh winter in this area.

We ordered a new pool and it has finally been installed. I’ve been through far too many hot and difficult pool installations so I begged my husband to please pay someone else to do it this time around! On Monday and Tuesday, a crew of hard working guys got it done with much more efficiency than what hubby and I would likely have mustered.

Monday’s progress:
New pool construction


It continues to fill from our garden hose as I type this blog post.

12,000 gallons takes a bit of time. We couldn’t remember exactly how long it takes, so I shut it off at bed time last night and turned it back on this morning just to be sure it didn’t fill too high over night (although I don’t really think that would have been an issue with how slowly it seems to be going).


  1. Pools are a double edged sword, that is for sure. Kids always begged to go to the neighbor’s poo until I bought one and then it seemed like I had to beg them just to get in it. Now it is used for cooling off after mowing the lawn, although I have been known to relax in the floating chair from time to time. I had to have someone come and fill my pool as my well would never have been able to get the job done. Here is hoping you have a better relationship with this pool… and be careful on that ladder. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Mike — July 2, 2014 @ 9:34 am | Reply

    • Thanks Mike. I have a similar situation with my kids – as they have gotten older their usage of the pool is far decreased, but even though this could have been the opportunity to not take care of a pool anymore, I decided I wasn’t ready to try going without one. I also like cooling off after mowing the lawn and lounging on a raft on a lazy afternoon.

      Comment by Karma — July 2, 2014 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  2. Our weather is getting hot enough now that a pool would be appreciated. Except for the cleaning part.

    Comment by Carol — July 2, 2014 @ 9:39 am | Reply

    • The cleaning part is no fun, that is for sure!

      Comment by Karma — July 2, 2014 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  3. I love your idea of your 66 days of summer! Those strawberry pictures look like I could pick one off the page. The mutant looks yummy and juicy! I am glad someone else did your pool work. That is back breaking as I remember when you were little. Also, I wouldn’t have to worry about you falling off that latter trying to fix the liner. : (
    Your pictures are beautiful! (as usual)

    Comment by trish49 — July 3, 2014 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

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