The New Pool
I started out great, got my backups for work done, took a shower and got Maddie ready for swimming lessons. We had left the hose in the new pool because it needs a whole lot of water to fill all the way up. On the way to dropping my husband off at work, he was worrying about the pool saying that he hadn’t flattend out the bottom before starting to fill it up. I thought how much could that really do? Boy was I WRONG.
Now Maddie and I are are walking in from her swimming lessons and she wants to go play in her new pool. I know, the girl can NOT get enough of water. I am offiically calling it that she will be an Olympic swimmer when she is older. She runs outside and I notice that the pool is spilling over (even though it’s not full yet). I go to check out the situation, and see the problem. The bottom isn’t flat so it isn’t letting the sides of the pool rise like they should. Dang… Trevor was right (again). Now I have to try and drain most of what is already in the pool so I can lift it up enough to pull the bottom so it’s more flat. I’m sure if I drained more it would have gone easier, but nope, I wanted to do it the hard way.
After about 30-50 minutes of hard labor (dang water is HEAVY), I finally got the bottom mostly flat, and started to fill up the pool once again. Maddie was happy, I was spent, and the floor didn’t get mopped once again.
I did clean the downstairs bathroom toilet though! Not the whole bathroom, just the toilet. That counts, right?
Lesson learned to avoid lengthy and laborious tasks… read the instructions BEFORE you fill the pool.