Wednesday, 23 January 2013
A Pool For Christmas
This Christmas we rather ambitiously decided to buy a pool, due to budget constraints it was decided that a 2nd hand above ground find from ebay would be the more prudent option. After laying out and marking for size, we hired a dingo digger to take off the topsoil, however a malfunction with the digger decided us on the course of digging it all by hand! What back breaking hard labour and whilst all had a turn of helping, the majority of the work was undertaken by Einstein, you're awesome son!! With Carpenter coming in as second backstop!
After the soil was removed it was time to add, spread and level the sand, then onto unfurling the wall and erecting the sides. This was very time consuming and a real exercise in patience, the truth is, we did wonder a time or two if we had finally met our Waterloo.
Stretching the liner into place was not easy and tempers were slightly frayed by the conclusion. Working in the blazing sun was rather uncomfortable to say the least. The fence was the next major task and then finally a few weeks after Christmas the pool was ready! The pool is in constant use with the children swimming daily!!:) A major acknowledgment to not only our children but my incredibly awesome husband, you are indeed a legend!!!!