October 28, 2005

 my back yard smells like poo


we have finally drained the pool completely. when we lifted it off the ground, this is what we found.

there was some mud around the perimeter, but in the middle was a circle of white grass.

and a hellacious smell. our back yard smells like manure.

to be honest, i caught of whiff of this odor this summer, while the pool was up. but now that the ground is free of obstruction we find ourselves in the presence of a full-on powerful, noxious stench.

i have no idea whether the white grass is at fault. maybe it's the mud that is stinky. perhaps something else is terribly, terribly wrong, something going on underground that i don't want to know about.

whatever it is, though, i hope it stops soon. god, it smells awful.

Posted by xta at October 28, 2005 05:24 PM | TrackBack

maybe it's some kind of fungal disease?

Posted by: Sarah at October 28, 2005 06:10 PM

I only hope that it has nothing to do with the pain you experienced.
Or the syphoning!

Posted by: blackbird at October 28, 2005 07:00 PM

Looks so very "Pet Cemetery"!

Posted by: John Boy at October 29, 2005 01:36 AM

I'm sure it's just the dead grass that's been rotting underneath there.

Posted by: rossi at October 29, 2005 01:40 PM

Grass has a high nitrogen content ... just like manure. I'm willing to bet that the decaying grass under the pool was releasing a lot of nitrogen. Plus, there probably wasn't a lot of air getting to the decaying grass, and anaerobic decomposition smells a lot worse than aerobic decomposition. (I only know this from my adventures in composting.)

Posted by: Lisa B. at October 30, 2005 05:38 PM

"Crap Circle"?

Posted by: Phil at October 30, 2005 06:20 PM
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