One of the consequences of having a large pool in the backyard, in a climate that only provides about 2 months of pool weather (if that), is that you have to drain, clean, and put it away in the fall. Sounds easy right? Ugh…
Brent hooked up hoses a couple of weeks ago to help it drain in specified locations (ie the garden), instead of flooding our yard. LOL This is a great way to get the bulk of the water out, but leaves about 6″ of water remaining. The short of the long…IT’S HEAVY!
Brent asked me the other day if I would start emptying the water with buckets so we could get it emptied and cleaned, and prepped for storage. So I set to it….now I have to point out that the water had been sitting for a couple of weeks so it had taken on a bit of a *pond* odour (yuck)…there were tons of leaves and branches and dead bugs…even a water bug (still can’t figure out how he found his way there). It was not an enjoyable experience and I quickly discovered that the bucket approach would take HOURS upon HOURS. So I decided to try and flip the pool myself.
AND I DID!!!
I’m sure any neighbours who saw me were laughing (though they could have offered their assistance instead lol), because it was quite a sight. But persistence was the key and with each batch of water that went spilling out I found a new motivation and burst of strength. I mean, I’ve never considered myself a wimp – but I genuinely impressed myself this time.
Upon returning from work I said to my husband, *Oh, you owe me sooooo big* LOL
I had every intention of showing a photo of me *roaring* with the upside pool in the background….but my attempts were nothing short of hopeless. And apparently I’m too vain to post them anyways…lol