Part of being a Dad, at least for me, is getting to fix things and put things together. Sometimes it can be fun! For example, putting together your kids first bike, easy bake oven, or something else that you know they will love.
However, sometimes it can be not so much fun. For example, crawling through fiberglass insulation in a 120 degree attic to install an attic fan. (I think I sweat about 10 gallons that day.)
A few posts ago I told you about our good deal on the pool. Well, who gets to put this pool up? Dad, of course. (Momma helped too. I can’t take all of the credit.)
One of the important things about putting in an above ground pool is having the ground level. If it is not level the pool will be deeper on one side than the other. A few inches is no big deal, but much over that and you start to have major problems.
Our back yard already had a big dip in it where the people that lived here before us had a pool and took it with them. We figured our pool would go right there…because it is the most level spot in our back yard…so I thought.
It took us three days to till up the dirt and level it out with garden rakes to our satisfaction. While not perfect, it is close enough. Then we put down 18 bags of play sand. (The dude at Home Depot probably thought we built the biggest sand box EVER!)
Next the pool liner, support frame, pump and hoses, and finally the water…6000 gallons of it. (I’m dreading the water bill next month)
After all of that we were left with a functioning above ground pool filled with water so cold that my nipples almost popped right off my body when I jumped in.
After a few days the water temp is tolerable…about 76 degrees…and my nips are much happier now.
Looks like we have a summer full of fun in the sun ahead of us!