Monday, June 29, 2015

Christmas in June

Well, our little pool finally had to many holes in it and the kids are all getting big so I decided to go ahead and order a new and bigger pool. Since getting a pool at Christmas is a little disappointing we are getting it early.. Of course since it is three feet bigger around we had to do some rearranging in the back yard. The kids didn't care that we got rid of the sand box but Ashley was a little disappointed about losing the swings even though they are falling apart. So we started with removing the swings and sand box. Then we needed to trim some branches off the tree and haul them to the dump. Then we got a load of sand and did a lot of raking to try to level the ground. We set the pool up but quickly realized it wasn't level, so we pulled it off and did more raking. Once we had it set back up it was dark and we just let it fill up over night. Twelve hours later it was filled and we realized that it still was not level but after putting in all the water we decided to leave it.

A week later the legs on one side where sinking into the mud on the low side so we had to drain it and Mike hauled in pea gravel to level it plus put blocks under the legs. It is currently set up level and ready for the 4th of July and a week of over 100 degree temperatures. Crossing our fingers that we can keep the water in it for a lot longer this time.

Taking down the swings

Ashley with the A

Tree trimming

Clean up

Almost ready

Opening the box

Laying out the pool

Putting on the legs

Pool is in place ready for water

Building the ladder

Owen ready to swim

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