Thursday, April 24, 2008

Adventures is Swimming Pools

So this winter we turned the pump to our pool off in order to conserve electricity and our check book balance. Because of this, our pool transformed into a slimy, swampy marsh, that Shrek would have been proud to call his own. I did not even take a picture of it at its worst. Lets just say that there was a brown, foamy growth on the top of it. Yikes! Not very sanitary for swimming. And there was a lovely mosquitoe population growing as well, complete with little swimming larve. I was a bit concerned that I would not be able to get it back.
But I am happy to report that after just a week of working on it, it is back to being sparkling clear water again. I am sure that there is a parable for repentance in this, but I don't have to time to elaborate on it at this time. As I was working on it Monday afternoon, Diana decided that she should swim. I advised against this, as it was only about 80 degrees in the air and the pool was only 65 degrees. But she was undaunted. Needless to say this swimming session was not very long.She was determined to retrieve one of Jared's lacrosse balls that had fallen to the bottom of the pool. I think that it was just too cold for her to stay under long enough to get it. Eventually she did get it, but I ran out of memory card space before she did. At least it is going to be ready for the hot weather that should be coming our way.


Jennifer said...

Wow, it looks great! We will have to come swim this summer to help justify the effort. :)

Emily said...

Jealous! It snowed at our house today. I can only imagine what 80 degrees feels like! :)

Shawna said...

It wont be long until she can swim as long as she wants. Maybe next week even!