I love a pool, especially a salt-water one. It’s as close to a sea or ocean we’re going to get. Some great friends sold us the pool for a song and we embarked on yet another wild endeavor – pool for The Wild Six!
I have a small backyard and other than my baby grape vines, I’m not planning on gardening. I want the space to be used for entertaining and that’s exactly what’s happening. We stained the concrete patio, put in a river pebble bed with planters, an outdoor fireplace, new patio furniture, grape vines and a POOL! I decided that trying to take Alberta and Beatrice to the public pool this year would be a nightmare and Lonnie and I decided to put in a pool.
We WISELY hired John Marr of http://www.kansascitytopsoilman.com/ to dig up the hole and level everything out. He did an amazing job and saved us about three full weekends of digging. Once the sand was down, we assembled the pool, filled it, dumped in the salt, fired up the sand filter and salt water pump and have been having a ball ever since. The kids and I love being able to stuff ourselves with breakie in the morning and just roll on in to the pool! Med in heaven! Like I said – the closest to the sea that we’re going to get right now.
I’ll post more photos of the kids frolicking later.