May 14, 2006

 pool pool d'oh

though it's not quite pool weather yet, i would like to have things up and running by the time my mom comes for a weeklong visit on the 23rd. given that it takes a while to get the water chemistry correct, we figured this weekend would be a good time to start setting things up.

here we've laid out the tarp and pool, making sure no mildew has grown on anything over the winter:

and here is ray after discovering two HUGE tears in the pool:

this was heartbreaking. we are attempting to patch the holes, being very careful to follow the directions to a tee. we're applying patches on both the inside and outside of the pool, covering all our bases.

i have no idea whether this will be successful or not, but i'm sure the rain that's pouring from the sky right now isn't helping the glue set up. (though the instructions say that this kit can be used to patch underwater leaks, so what the hell do i know...)

argh is all i can say at this point.

Posted by xta at May 14, 2006 03:52 PM | TrackBack

well, after DAYS of patching and re-patching, we have failed in our attempt to fix the hole. this current pool is headed for the dump. boo!

Posted by: christa at May 17, 2006 11:09 PM

oh no! i wonder where all of the holes came from?

Posted by: joy at May 18, 2006 12:35 PM

my guess is that the holes came from our storage method (rolling up the pool, tying it up with ropes), but i can't be sure.

all i can say is that this whole pool business has been a big learning experience!

Posted by: christa at May 18, 2006 01:41 PM

What was the end result of the pool experience? Was it mendable?

Posted by: Gidge at May 18, 2006 11:06 PM

oooops, never mind......just saw the answer.

Posted by: Gidge at May 18, 2006 11:07 PM
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