Monday, June 9, 2008


Okay, I ADMIT IT...I'm LAZY...
at least when it comes to being a "Pool Club Member".
I HATE packing up
all the STUFF that you need-
especially when you have one still in diapers...
lugging it to the pool
sitting in the sweltering heat
paying for over-priced snacks...
even when we already have snacks with us...
Not to mention that my girls didn't like getting their faces wet...
and not all the other "pool patrons" are considerate enough
to watch out for extremely sensitive little girls
So in 2006, we bought THIS:
It is one of those "Simple Set" pools...
Not as simple as they make it seem, but it did a good job
of allowing us to get wet- almost every day of the summer
...and never had to leave home!
(Snorkie loves the ladder...but not so much the water)
We liked the pool and it wasn't too annoying when it came
time to put it away for the winter...
So last summer, we brought it up out of the basement...
Set it back up and started learning a little more about

Here are Scooter, Tilly and their cousin...

last year's family picnic at our house was great fun...

they only got out of the pool for the time it took them to

eat and go on the swings for a little while!

Well, as they started swimming better, we realized that the

way those pools are made cuts down on the "useable space".

We considered going right to a permanent above ground pool,

but they are much deeper and Tilly's not ready...

So THIS YEAR we got...


Snorkie LOVES his squirter...

He keeps hollering:FIREWORKS!!!

as he shoots water across the pool!

This pool is 15 feet wide with straight sides

It allows for a whole lot more swimming space,

but it is still only 42 inches deep-

so Tilly's head is out of the water

Snorkie still thinks it is too deep...he likes to stand

on the outside of the ladder and squirt water


We also decide to purchase the

Salt Water Chlorinator System, so all we add is salt

and occasionally Baking Soda if the Ph is off...

It is SO comfortable to swim in...

Oh, and the price of the new pool AND the Salt Water System

is still LESS than the price of a

Family Membership to the local pool club!