We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The New Pool

It has been so hot here and that has inspired up to put up our new little pool.The groung looks pretty level but actually had quide a drop
so we needed to even it up

It is a set and fill one- relatively quick and easy and bargain priced.
Dad is a bargain hunter and got it last year on special at the end of summer
we saw it recently for $300 more than what DH paid.

We have had smaller set and fill pools before and wanted to set this one up in a more managle way. It needed a solid base that was level and we made ours with sand. We used weedmat on the bottom a flexible solid plastic garden edge and topped our pad with the groundsheet that came with the pool and folded the weedmat over the top.
In theory this will minimise the sand getting into the pool, allow the water to freely drain away and allow the lawn mower and whipper snipper to be used right beside the pool. We are considering pavers or maybe some type of pebbles over the weedmat in the future.The whole family worked together to get it done.
Our dog Reiley was supervisorMiss Em found a nice high spot to keep an eye on things
Once the pad was all finished the rest was relatively quick and easy.
Laying out the pool on the pad
Inserting the poles that make up the frame
sitting nicely on our new pad
ready to fill
filling it up

Mr10 is pretty keen to test the waters.

We have some shade sails that we will put up over the pool and will need to tidy up the ground surface as well but we were all in it yesterday afternoon and it is going to be hot again today.
I can see a long hot summer with lots of cooling off in the pool in our future.


rockpool said...

It looks heavenly!

Kez said...

That looks great! How's it working out?

5orangepotatoes said...

What a great pool! Lucky Mr. 10!

kate said...

that looks like heaven, considering it is snowing buckets outside my window right now!