Saturday, July 25, 2015

Stair Cleanup

This is one of those tasks that has to be repeatedly done around here, but always is kind of gratifying because it is such a stark change.

I probably shouldn't let it set for so long before tackling it each time but time gets away from me pretty quickly.

The St John's Wort is nice to have for the greenery and the erosion control, but it can be a bit evasive at times and you have to stay on top of it or the stairs completely disappear.

The fence in the background needs some work. I hope to get it fixed this spring when it gets warm enough to set cement for the new posts.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

And It Is Done

At this point, it wasn't full yet, just getting to the shallow end...took forever to get the water up to the right level where we would turn off the vacuums that are sucking the liner to the sides until it fills up enough to stay put.

You can see how dark the new bottom is but it makes the water so much more blue and quite lovely.

Just about there...only a few more inches to go but they still take forever even with two hoses running.

Finally full, the water looks so much better. Can't wait for it to be balanced and ready for swimming!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Bamboo Lagoon Project Continues

So the pool was empty but then we got some rain and it filled up the bottom a bit. I wasn't sure if I should run the pumps more with the water so low so I held off.

You can see all the different tears but these happened after it was empty from the pull of the liner and the fact that it was dry in the sun.

Doesn't even look that big when the liner isn't pressed into the sides from the water. I can't wait to see the new look and have the pool clean and usable again.