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Monday, May 20, 2013

Lollipops and rainbows


We have a love-hate relationship with our pool.  We'll actually it's a hate-love-hate relationship.
We live in a neck o' the woods where homes just come with pools.  It's a rare house that doesn't have one.  And if you're living in a newer home, that obvious comes with a newer pool, life is all lollipops and rainbows... with a few unicorns thrown in for good measure.  

But let me tell you this.  And old pool is nothing but chlorine tabs, water tests, and work.
If we had our way about things, we wouldn't have a pool.  We'd have a neighbor with a pool.   
And we'd have grass.  
That being said, when our chakras are all in alignment and the pool is sparkly and clean, it is divine and the perfect way to cool off crabby children when they come home sweaty and grouchy.  And we're back to lollipops and rainbows.  

10 comments:

  1. Growing up we had a pool in our back yard too, and my Mom hated it. But for us kids she didn't order a dump truck of dirt to fill it in. Although I know she still think about doing it now that we are grown. But there is nothing like kids in a pool swimming and cooling off. Enjoy a cocktail next time when your watching the kiddos by the pool .

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  2. We have a pool in our townhouse addition and Bre would swim EVERYDAY if she could. What makes it worse is...she can open her window and look write down on it!! That doesn't help at all!! Love ALL these shots!!

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  3. Ahhh the pool battle. I just returned from another venture to the pool store with yet another $100 in chemicals in hoping to help the old girl out. It can be our greatest joy and greatest bain of our existence!

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  4. All five of our kiddos jumped in as soon as they got home from school today :-) It's work to have a pool but we love it.

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  5. Pools are a TON of work! The only time I didn't feel that was was when I lived in a rental, and we had a "pool boy". All the benefits of swimming and no work. Oh well, I wish I had one now...

    LOVE the shots

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  6. Reagan is such a water baby so I am grateful that we have a pool and a hot tub to tire her out so she sleeps all night!! :) LOL

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  7. I don't actually know anything about the ins and outs, pros, cons and cost etc. so don't know if this is accurate but the kids swimming teacher has a pool and they converted it to salt water. Apparently its way less maintenance, very kind to the skin and she told me that she felt that what she had saved in not having to buy chemicals paid for it within about 5 years (I think she said 5). Might be something to look into?

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    1. Debberoo-We had the pool converted to salt many years ago. Yes it was wonderful, but this is an OLD pool, like almost 30 years old at this point. So a time comes when even the new salt system gave out and had to be replaced. Pool equipment by nature are in the full AZ sun and that takes its toll. And all the equipment is expensive, thousands. It was cheaper to go back to chlorine and a traditional system then replace it all, again. But we did love the salt system while it lasted!

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  8. Three houses ago we had a pool. It could only be open about 3mos/ year and it cost about 1000 to keep going on a "unicorn and rainbow" year. I went from a bad swimmer to a good swimmer during that 3 year tour, since I had to fish hundreds of acorns out of the 9 foot end on a regular basis... I'm really glad we have a community pool here. It opens in 4 days! :)

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    1. Matt and Maria---Substitute acorns for palm tree berries and I SOOO know what you are talking about. THOUSANDS. I want a community pool!
      nancy

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