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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Come on in! The Water's FINE!!!

My daughter was soooooo excited yesterday! It was FINALLY warm enuff to get in the pool--you can 'see' her underwater LOL

I love it when the weather is this nice, I just love seeing that bright blue water against the full green trees....

We'd just put this pool in last year towards the end of August, so this will be our first summer to have it open all season and we plan on USING IT!! LOL

We still need to do some much needed landscaping around it and a few more little cosmetic touch-ups but all in all, we love it. Could hardly pass it up!! A friend that my hubby works with was getting ready to scrap it...hubby asked how much he wanted for it instead...friend said $100 if he helped tear it down.

$100!?!?!?! For everything!?!? Deck, pump, filter, sweeper, skimmer, rails, ladder, EVERYTHING---even the stones to put the columns on!

It needed some SERIOUS Cleaning (hubby said there were frogs living ontop of the water filled cover LOL), a new liner and I also repainted all of the white pieces (ladder, columns, deck, rails-everything white was repainted LOL)...but hey...anything worth having is worth working for right?
And so what that it was 'used', put a new liner in it and it bascially becomes a totally new pool!!

By the time it was ALLL said and done, when we tallied up our total expenses to install it, after getting the sand/liner/chemicals/new hose and even counting the rafts and new beach towels, we only put $500 into the WHOLE kit-n-kaboodle.

What REALLY saved us on installation costs was hubby does excavation work on the side and owns his own heavy equipment...so we didnt have to pay anybody to level out the ground. Which is a GOOD THING cuz we had to dig pretty deep to level out a space!

These are pics from us putting it up last year....
You can see part of the deck and the colums in the background on the wagon drying from being repainted
Jack loved this part, any excuse to play in the dirt! LOL

Look how deep down he had to dig! LOL
Jack and Felicia putting on the tops

Full, but now it needs the deck.


Come on over!!!


Monika's Gifts Galore said...

There we go no it works!

And omg at the deal you got on that pool! I'm jealous galore!

Miranda said...

I am sooo coming over to your house Pixie!!! Expect the boys and I as soon as we can get there...lol

Valerie's Essentials said...

So Whens the pool party? Looks great!

Fiore said...

I wish I can jump on that pool..it sounds like your family is going to have a lot on F U N this summer!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

This is really cool! I love the way you have made it semi built it!

Have a great summer and enjoy the pool!


Ruth said...

I wish it was warm enough here to swim!

how do you fill up a pool that big?

Sunset Soaps said...

On my way!! :)

Christie Cottage said...

Looks good! I'll be right over :-)

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