Tag: swimming pool

3 Quick Thoughts on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Our pool is finally warm enough for very pleasant swimming. One thermometer says 87 degrees, the second says 90 degrees. Either way, it’s quite lovely. We’ve even left the pool uncovered a night or two to keep it from getting warmer. 90 degrees seems to be perfect!

Today is Day 2 of wearing my new size 12P jeans! I keep reminding myself how awesome that feels every time I want a snack.

Yesterday we drove around Frisco, visited Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Laz-e-Boy store, looking at new loveseats, just to get an idea of pricing and options. Mostly it was a way to spend a hot afternoon in air conditioning and still getting out of the house a bit. It was (103 degrees on the car thermometer as we were driving at 4:30 p.m. yesterday! The last few nights it’s not dropped below 82 degrees overnight – summer is here!

3 Quick Thoughts on Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • Our roof has new shingles!  It looks nice.  The crew cleaned up nicely and the contractor is going to be back tomorrow to check on the work again, answer any questions/concerns we might have, and do another sweep with the magnet to pick up any stray staples.  We’ve swept and looked around, found a few stray staples, but it looks good.  I vacuumed the pool yesterday morning and there really wasn’t much shingle dust in there, which was good.
  • The pool is finally clean and warm.  We’re really enjoying the swimming.  We ordered a robotic pool cleaner, which should arrive this coming week.  That will save me many hours each week brushing and vacuuming.  And it supposedly will also mean we have to use fewer chemicals, which would be nice.
  • We are testing Sling TV this weekend, watching the NASCAR races and other shows, via the app and an XBox One.  I can see we’re going to need to up our Internet bandwidth, but otherwise, we’re fairly pleased with how it all works.  The biggest challenge has been figuring out how to use the XBox controller to operate the television.  Hopefully later this week I’ll be able to cancel our satellite tv service and save ourselves some money.

Pool Work

Or more aptly titled, a pool is a lot of work!

When we got home from vacation on June 25th, our pool looked like this:


That week we also had a pool solar cover & reel fitted and installed, both to help warm the pool and keep it clean.

It has helped on both accounts.  We’ve had a lot of cloudy weather, rainy weather (think inches), and wind, which normally would cool the pool down.  Instead, it has slowly warmed back up to 84 degrees and it perfect for swimming.  The cover has also helped with keeping the pool cleaner, although we are dealing with stuff accumulating on the cover and then getting rolled up in the cover and then being spread back onto the pool when we unroll the cover.  We’re going to try hosing it off as it is being rolled up (taking the cover off the pool) and see if that helps.  It’s a trial and error type of thing.

This morning I spent another hour brushing the pool sides and bottom and then vacuuming.  This is the third time I’ve done that process since we got home.  And Bill has attacked the pool with various chemicals.  And we now have a pool clean enough to swim in!

Bill added some clarifier at lunchtime, so maybe by tomorrow it will be sparkling clean.  Today it’s just clean.  But I went swimming, just the same.  A lovely way to cool down after working in 82 degree temperatures and 76% humidity all morning.