Thursday, July 7, 2011

At last ......

We finally got our pool in full operation today after six weeks of trying to get it fixed. When we removed the cover this spring, the water was green with algae. Last fall we purchased a new cover which was suppose to allow water through so we wouldn't have to add so much water in the spring. We didn't need to add water, but the cover let dirt and algae into the pool along with the water. It was a mess. Needless to say, we threw away the cover and ordered the type we had been using. Before, when we took the cover off, the water would be crystal clear.



We tried filtering the water for a few days with little results. We decided the best thing to do was to drain the green water out of the pool and replace it with fresh clean water. We have a well and it would be impossible to fill the pool from our well. We had to purchase water. When we checked with our pool supply store, we found out that water for the pool would cost us an outrageous amount. After discussing it, we decided to have the liner replaced while the pool was empty and before paying so much to fill it. With our luck the liner would have gotten a hole as soon as we paid all that money for water and we would end up paying twice.



We finally got them out here the first of June. They put the new liner in and used two big milk trucks of water to fill the pool. The next morning the water level had dropped about six inches. We called the pool company back. They discovered a hole in the new liner. They put a patch on the liner and said they would order a new one. By then the water level was down at least a foot and was below the skimmer. They rigged up a hose that allowed us to run the filter but not skim the water surface.



For a month we got promises that they were coming back with the replacement liner. They had more excuses for why they couldn't come. The pool was no longer leaking and we could get in the water. Of course it was over a foot low and since we couldn't skim it, the surface was always covered with bugs, etc. Not the best situation.

Finally this morning they came. We now have a new liner, new hoses, and a pool full of clean water. Time for a pool party.

15 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

OMG you have had your share of house related problems this year, with the remodeling and now the pool. Stay cool!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Oh, what I wouldn't give for a pool right about now! The three Hs (Hot Hazy and Humid)have a firm grip on this part of the New River Valley and the weather guessers are saying you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Isn't it aggravating when you keep getting the run around. Then those same people wonder why they lose return customers.....unless they're the sole source for something. Then they know they've got you!

Lynilu said...

We had a beautiful pool n Albuquerque years ago. I really miss it. Glad yours is back into usable form! Enjoy!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh boy, I would've been steaming mad over the pool company! Glad you got it fixed - enjoy it!

Arkansas Patti said...

Good grief, what a nightmare. Thank goodness it is over and you still have a lot of summer to enjoy.

KathyA said...

Well that was an experience!!! At least now you can soak your worries away!!

Leontien said...

WOW that sounded like a lot of effort and a LOT of headaches for a while to get a nice clean pool!

Glad you finaly have the pool you want! and yes a pool party sounds great!

Leontien

Farmchick said...

What a pain! We have a pool and replaced our liner last month. Had nice clean water and when we came back from vacation the water was green. Yuk

TheBookGirl said...

Wow, that was some long journey to getting the pool ready; hope you have time real soon to take a good long dip!

CountryDew said...

I'm glad they made good on their merchandise. Enjoy!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Before I got my new well, I used to fill the pool by timing it for four minutes off and on throughout the day, for weeks. If I forgot to watch the clock, I'd have to prime the pump. I hated that because I was always scared of not being able to get the water back on again and having six horses who drink about ten gallons of water a day each, and who could colic and die if they don't drink, we splurged and had a new well put in. Now I have tons of water! One time I was filling the pool and left it running all night long and the next morning it was still going!

One year, before we got the new well, we gave the fire company a hundred dollar tip and they came over and filled the pool for us.

NitWit1 said...

As hot as it is here today, 94 at 1p.m. and predicted to rise to 100 deg. a pool, wading for me, seems a lovely idea. Rain isw predicted for Tues. Wed. but tomorrow-Mon. is also predicted to hit 100.

NitWit1 said...

With heat 94 deg. at 1 p.m. here and predicted to hit 100, a wading pool for me sounds wonderful. I am very short and do not swim but cooling my tootsies sound wonderful.

Schmidleysscribblins.wordpress.com said...

You've had your challenges this spring. Enjoy the pool. You will need it in this weather. Dianne

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

We got rid of our pool last year. Too much of a pain. And last year was cool so the kids wouldn't get into it. Now I wish we still had it. It's so hot here!

Enjoy!