Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bye Bye Pool!

Well, we finally did it. We finally got rid of the above-ground pool.

There was nothing wrong with it. It's been nice to have - when it's clean; when the weather's good, etc.

Unfortunately, swimming pools take a lot of work to maintain and keep clean. A few years back we hired a pool man.

First, the owner of the pool service came. He was a wrinkly old man who stripped to his Speedo in our back yard and did a great job patching and cleaning our pool.

After that, though, he sent a kid every week. The kid didn't seem to know the job and even caused some damage. Not so great.

And pool service isn't cheap either.

So we - Caroline! - struggled alone to keep it clean. It was not easy.

Remember when the frogs took over the pool?

But now the problem is solved, and we have a nice flat (and grassless) patch which is perfect for a vegetable garden!

Can't wait to get started!

By the way, here's my colorized version of Ridin' Along:

Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Jude Ongley-Mowris said...

Welcome back! Good job with the pool. When we went home shopping , anything that remotely resembleds a pool was immediately taken off the list. Since we both had owned homes with pools in the past, we knoew how much work it took! Good for you! Are you going to put in raised beds? They are a lot easier to maintain too.

Jude Ongley-Mowris said...

So, have you started the garden yet?