Friday, June 18, 2010

Pool Time!

With summer finally giving us some warm weather, our attention has been focused on using our pool. However, after 21 years we were in need of a new liner. We considered ourselves pretty lucky to have gotten so many years out of this liner; last summer we had a few leaks and repairs so decided that was warning enough that things needed to be replaced.

We put our pool in 1989 to help occupy our 5 kids, then ranging from age 2 to 16 years of age. It was one of the best decisions ever and we have never regretted it. Now 21 years later, our kids still use it, as do our grandchildren. Two of them, Billy and Caitlyn are with us during the day while their parents are at work, so they swim every single day. We also have a second generation of our neighborhood kids bringing their children over to swim when they come back to visit us. It is a busy place from June thru August!

This picture shows the instillation of the pool in 1989. (The pool is 4 ft. on one half, with a 6 ft. deep end on the other--to accommodate all ages.)

Here is my husband and oldest son, Boyd putting a deck around it that same week.

This shows our kids, their cousins from Milwaukee and our neighbor kids a few days after it was filled.

Here is Tyne and Kinsey floating around in their new pool that first summer.

This photo was taken this week with the old liner removed and the men leveling out the sand.

Here is the new liner, and finally the pool filled and ready for chemicals and sun to warm it up!

Hopefully, weather permitting, I will be sending you some photos of us using it in a week or so!


tyneboden said...

Yay! So excited!

Midday Escapades said...

I just think it's the coolest thing that ya'll have a pool where the kiddos can come together and enjoy the summer. I've always imagined we might do something like that.

Hey, thanks so much for your comment at my Aloha Friday post. I do hope ya'll will get to visit your penpal friend soon, too.

Gina F said...

I am definitely ready to jump in. Looks really great and I know the kids are ready for alot of fun. Can't wait for the pictures of everyone having a great time in the new ready pool. Hope the water isn't too cool. Have a great weekend!!! :o)


-K said...

Very cool (pun intended).