I am writing this post primarily for two people. First, for my father because I know how into pools he is. I have some stuff I want to show him. Next, for Laura’s mother because I know how into Voleman she is. I have a very special picture of him. Alrighty then.
First off – we had a close call about a week ago. It rained and rained and by the time we got outside to check the pool, there was a coating of funk on the bottom. To deal with this, I added some supplemental chlorine tablets in a makeshift chlorinator. Check this out.
I am somewhat certain there wasn’t enough chlorine in the pool. With this basket, along with our floating chlorine dispenser, I think I’ve solved that issue. So much so that I think our hair is getting lighter. Time to lay off the tabs.
Right around the time of the pool funk, I was at my breaking point with our original pool vacuum. I didn’t take a picture of that one, but let me tell you that it’s junk. It’s one of those triangle brush ones. Uggg. I decided to order one with wheels from Amazon. This one is much better and allows me to vacuum similar to vacuuming a carpet. To and fro.
I think this was the one my father was telling me about. It’s pretty awesome and my vacuuming time is a fraction of what it was. Also, I don’t dread the task like I once did.
Here is how the pool looks now that I vacuum more often. Nice and clean.
We had a few days there when the water temperature was up to 80 degrees. That was pretty nice, although it’s down to around 78 today. It jumps up and down with the daily and nightly temps.
We used to have these tree-type stands for our bird feeders. They were making a mess with all the bird food crumbs falling on the pool perimeter concrete. I came up with a great idea to semi-solve the problem. I took the posts off the stands and mounted them to the fence posts. Now, the crumbs fall closer to the edge of the concrete and we can easily brush them away.
Lastly, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of Voleman in the window. I was out snapping away and when I turned around, there he was. Oh too cute.