Monday, April 24, 2006

Pooooooooooool

After draining the pool to get rid of all of the smelly water (Ewww)













and pulling out the nasty old filter cartridges and bailing it out to get the last little bits of icky out and scrubbing it out with bleach...










I refilled it with fresh water, (Danny helped)










bought it new filter cartridges, and a new Polaris pool cleaner.













And now...










I am lovingly conditioning the new water to be perfectly balanced and clear. My plan is to keep it very very nice all season.

I hope it is really friggin hot this summer and that you all come over and enjoy the pool with us. Otherwise I just wasted a perfectly good Sunday.

9 comments:

Troy said...

Definitely going to be some swimming going on this summer... I'll try to make sure your Sunday wasn't wasted!

Pamela said...

I am determined to learn to swim (really swim; not dogpaddle) this year and when I do I'll come over and show off my Olympian strokes.

Anonymous said...

Bob, I am appalled APPALLED that you let the pool get that bad! Shame on you!

Peggy

Bob Collier said...

Thanks Peg. It wasn't me, I was doing a show. It must have been space aliens that made it get so bad.

grace said...

I am on my way over. RIGHT. NOW.

Bob Collier said...

Grace, if you make it here by Saturday there is a big party for our Dickens Fair group. You don't need a costume, or a swimsuit for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Oooooooh that pool looks good!
&:-)

E. Hunter Spreen said...

How long did it take to fill up the pool with, is that, a single waterhose? Plus, those pool filter shots are pretty groovy (the green slimy ones). Were they really stinky? The next time your pool gets that dirty can I come over and check it out?

Bob Collier said...

Yes, the filters did in fact stink (like chlorinated pond water) and it took about ten hours to fill it up. I think it is about 12000 gallons or eleventy million teaspoons.