Pool update.

Well, we FINALLY have our pool pump….but now the electrician has to come and wire it in but luckily he’s supposed to be coming later today. The pool guys never came the first 2 days they were supposed to though  but late yesterday they finally did; 3 of them (“The Three Stooges?”) and we got the new pump; an impressive shiny black thing, bigger than the old one and they told us the old one was shoddy(we just had it put in 2 years ago when my mother blew the old one out by backwashing without turning off the power BEFORE switching “gears”) and it turned out it had been attached with….get this(and I’ m NOT kidding!) DUCT TAPE!! Seriously! Can you believe it? I also have a feeling it was actually an old USED one they sold to us as new! It was on the verge of basically blowing up it was under so much pressure and running dry and had overheated! We’ve had the pool without circulating water for days now so to lessen the likelihood of algae(I shudder to think of a repeat of the bad algae problem we had 2 years ago; and I work so hard to keep the pool clean I don’t want it to be all for nothing if we get algae!) I have been running the automatic vacuum for 4 hours every day to circulate the water for awhile(as well as to clean it) and make sure the kids kick extra hard and splash more than usual to get the water moving and making waves as well and putting in extra chemicals. So far so good; the water’s still blue(not green!) but a bit cloudy now; not sparkling clear like it had been although it does get “foggy” when it’s hot,too. So, hopefully by later today the pump will be up and running and everything will be back to normal, unless, of course,something unforeseen happens(which we get a lot of) and we have another delay for some reason, but I hope not…

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