I can definitely feel Fall in the air these days. We have had the windows open more than not for the past week, enjoying the cool, fresh breezes. Unfortunately, the cool nights have made the temperature in the pool drop and be unable to recover. Leaves were also starting to blow in, so we decided that this weekend was the time to go ahead and winterize it. Reading the literature, we may have been a bit premature - some people wait until the pool temperature is 65*, we jumped the gun at did it at 70*!
We decided to have one last swim before closing it up, which was a bit chilly. It was actually kind of refreshing for the first 2 or 3 minutes.
It took longer this year, since we did it the right way - adding certain chemicals and letting them circulate with the pump before adding others, etc. It took us about 4 hours all together, including emptying some of the water, disconnecting the pump and filter, etc, and covering it.
That's done, check!
This weekend, we also:
- Did endless mowing
- Cleared out the corner of the barn in preparation for concrete being poured
- Dug red beets and potatoes in the garden, weeded and mulched 2 beds
- Dumped 2 tractor buckets of weeds into the woods
- 2 loads of laundry
- Caught up on our Hospital required continuing education
- Haircuts for JP and myself
Today, on Soccer Sunday, J's game was in the sun, and L's was in the pouring rain. Fun times!
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