We’ve had my parents’ pool for the last several years. They moved to a new house and even though the pool was already over 10 years old, none of us could let it go. So it’s hobbling along here. We’ve had holes, bought new liners (yes, liners), gotten splinters on the old deck, bought a new water pump, and brush, and net, and floats and more chemicals that I care to remember.
It’s a lot of work.
But when it’s a Carolina 101 in mid-July you just can’t beat having a pool steps away. So this year’s work has begun. Last night we took off the now disintegrated cover, which needs added to the to-buy list this year.
This is what we started with. So green it was almost black. Lots of algae, some bugs and lots of pieces of the pool cover.
Less than 24 hours later, we’ve gotten this far.