We have a pool. It is an 18 foot above ground pool that we found on Craigslist. The people had it listed for $500. After we went to look at it, I asked them if they’d take $300, thinking maybe they’d counter and suggest $400. But they completely surprised me by saying they figured we had some work ahead of us– how about $250? Now there’s some nice people.
We’ve spent the last few days leveling ground and spreading sand and digging post holes– we’re putting in a deck as well. Yesterday we got the ‘bones’ of the pool put together to see how they lined up with the concrete blocks we’d put in to go under the posts.
The kids, as you can see, took the opportunity to go ‘swimming’. They were very disappointed when we told them we’d have to take it apart til we got the new liner. But I picked up the liner today, and we’re hoping to get the whole thing together and start filling it up on John’s next day off.
The kids are so excited they can hardly stand it. We are already plotting a joint pool party for the two kids who have birthdays in the next 3 weeks!