Monday, May 08, 2006

Pool Opening

This is my favorite time of the year. The weather hasn't gotten to the point where the humidity is like Viet Nam yet and all the spring flowers are popping. This can only mean one thing: time to open the pool.

We "opened" ours today. It's not quite ready to swim in just yet but it is good to have the ugly green cover off and see the water again.

The water temperature has got to be in the sixties but it should warm up fast.

Just like people with shore houses are obsessed with whether it is a "land breeze" or a "sea breeze", pool people are obsessed with temperature.

I've gotten to the point where I can dip a toe in and guess the temperature within a few degrees.

It's almost a status symbol to tell another guy with a pool that your temperature is 80 in May or early June. Whew! 80! I can't afford that!

Last year, during the heat wave in August the water temperature got up to 89 with out the heater.

We don't heat ours typically but we will this year because we are having a party in two weeks and we'd like to have the kids swim.

This year is the dirtest I've ever seen the pool after a winter so it is going to take a while to get the water clear and clean.

We put this pool in a few years ago and it was amazing to see the look on the kids faces the day we opened it the first time. It was like Christmas morning. The look on the faces was one of unbelief, like "was this really ours".

It is fun.


Neil said...

Great looking pool. My best friend just got his first pool built in last year and so far, he's doing more complaining about how much work it is cleaning, etc. than anything else. But at least the kids have fun.

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