Sunday, February 22, 2009

Beware of Swamp Thing!!!

Do you know what happens when you decide to sell your property? Everything starts falling apart. Seriously I am not kidding. First, we discovered a leak in the bathroom that needed all the tiles removed and new pipes and fittings put in. It turned into a major project, but ti got done. our neighbor is a fabulous handyman that was able to "recycle" our tiles and not have money come out of our pockets that didn't need to come out. We had to repaint the master bathroom as it was flaking a reddish purple paint. After headaches and actual sickness smelling the primer it was finished and again we were set and everything was happy again. So, what could go wrong?

Yup, the pool pump went out on us. Did you know it was a state law that the pump must be working in order to sell the store?Oh yes, it is true. Bummer!!!! We talked to our fabulous, never fail, pool guru. This man has a passion for pools and besides he has a great sense of humor. So, I called him and he handed me the bad news. Another state law determined that we needed to install a newer pump that was energy efficient....$2000 is the price tag!!!! Huh What?!?!?!?! Actually, he managed to find a loophole in the law that he could order a pump that was manufactured after a certain date. He found one!!! yay for the pool guru!!!! So he ordered it and we waited. We waited......and waited....and waited. Three weeks later I get in touch with the all knowing guru who tells me that he is waiting on a bracket to install the pump. It should be here any time. Do you know what happens to a pool after three weeks? I didn't know either...until now.

Yup!!! This is my pool...It is actually a beautiful green that even Swamp Thing would approve of. While talking to the guru I mentioned there was a lot of algae. I mentioned I could actually walk on water. He didn't believe me...until he showed up today. He laughed as he walked into the store holding a can of a new product called "Green to Clean" and he figured this would be a great test. We had a good laugh as he threw a dump truck of chemicals to help battle the algae. it will clear up and once the bracket is in we will get our pool back to the crystal clear Tahoe Blue waters I love. Until then, if you see Swamp Thing tell him I have a temporary home for him to hang out in!!!

****In a surprise note---though we don't expect the algae to completely dissipate without the pump in place I do have to admit this morning there was a significant drop in the murky look and algae. We shall see how it looks tomorrow.


Cynthia said...

Is it a swimming pool or a pond? My boss (a landscape contractor) loves ponds because he gets paid good money to install them- and good money to take them out once people realize how much work/expense is required to keep them up!

Tammy said...

It is actually a swimming pool. Usually it is a gorgeous Tahoe Blue (darker blue).

::Jan:: said...

And to think I was going to ask if I could come swimming yesterday. That is a hunk of green something.

Jen said...

MMMM, yummy!

Nicole said...

How sad it is to see my favorite pool that way :(