Monday, June 13, 2011

Oh Pool boy

The other day I mentioned that we had worked on the pool. We have a rather odd way of doing it but what can I say, we're odd.
We drain it and scrub it then refill it. Now this seems like a lot of work but I have never had a year where you take the cover off and it's crystal clear ready to go. With the pump we have it would take all summer to clean it up so we just drain and scrub.
By 4:00 p.m. Saturday I was a little on the pink side and felt like I had been wading in pond scum all afternoon but we were done and ready to start filling it back up. Duke had a hand in the work too. He couldn't stand the fact that both Wade and I were down in the pool without him. He stepped onto the ladder then jumped in. 

Needless to say, Duke is very happy that the pool is almost ready. He watched the hose and prayed for it to fill faster. Yes, we do fill it with the hose. It's actually cheaper than having water hauled in. 


Happy pool boy waiting for his first dip.
Now if we can just get that great big ball of sunshine to stay up there in the sky, the water might warm up enough that I'll join Duke.

31 comments:

Sandee said...

I've been waiting for this post. I knew the pool and Duke would come together shortly. Good for him. I can see that he's ready.

Have a terrific day. My best to my Awww...Mondays star of the week. :)

Doris Sturm said...

Glad Duke enjoys his swim. I don't think Gizzy would like it. He's not a water dog at all...in fact, when I take him to the beach and we walk on the sand near the ocean, he pulls towards the shore like he's afraid the big water is going to lap him up LOL

I've heard of other people doing it that way, but they were professionals because that takes a lot of work and energy, but I'm sure the end result is way cleaner water...does Duke mind the chlorine? I'm sure you rinse him off after - does his fur change color from the chlorine?

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

We have never had our westies in our pool ... but then again - we don't even use our pool - I put chemicals in once a week and that's it ... it does look pretty with the water feature ... enjoy your pool!

Ginny said...

I'm glad to see that you scrub and refill it!!! When we lived in apartments, they used to do that. But then they started not refilling it every summer, they shocked it!!! People are doing that nowadays, and I don't know how it works, but I wouldn't want to go in the same water year after year!

Marg said...

Oh Duke,we are so excited that your pool is filling up. Probably full by now. I can see that you are excited. Better get your float out. Hope you have a good swimming week.

Lin said...

Pool Party at Duke's house!!! Count me in, Duke!

Anny said...

Is the pool filled up yet? i am cominnnnnnnnnnnnnng Duke.. wait for me yaa...

woofs n licks,
Dommy

gayle said...

Oh wow Duke's so lucky you all have a pool!

Helen said...

You'd been busy! The hard work did pay off when the time come and you can enjoy the pool.

BeadedTail said...

It sounds like a lot of work getting the pool ready but with Duke so appreciative it's all worth it! Love the photos of him! I also really like your header too!

Catherine said...

Hooray hooray for the pool being filled!!!

So... what time do you want me at your house this weekend? ;)
xo Catherine

Pat said...

Go Duke!
Your very own pool. What a lucky, handsome boy you are :) xx

Josep said...

Lovely and refreshing photos. Duke looks really handsome and I so like the first photo.

Duni said...

You're so lucky to have a pool, Duke! I hope you had a great time splashing around in there!

FishHawk said...

We have been patiently waiting for you to get your pool ready before coming down here to work on ours. We really wish you would hurry up.

Jen said...

Oh, I wish we had one! We are almost completely surrounded by people with pools in our area, but none for us *sigh*. That's one of those things I gave up to have the four-legged furballs (and it was worth it, but I still wish for one sometimes :o)
Enjoy!

Grampy said...

You are looking good Duke. Claudia does not like the water. She even goes around water puddles. The pool is going so it is now officially fun in the Sun time.

Sher said...

How nice of you to get the pool ready for Duke!

We opened ours two weeks ago but still have cold weather. But it's ready when the weather gets hot.

It is a huge ordeal isn't it?

Antonella said...

Can I come over? Looks divine... Hugs, antonella :-)

Donna said...

I think our Buddy would like it too! I KNOW I would!!
Happy swimming!
And I LOVE your header!!!
hughugs

Tanyia said...

Oh my gosh how sweet...I really can not wait to see pics of him swimming again! He is such a sweetie, Ann!

Don't unplug your hub said...

I was surprised to find my neighbours vacuuming the pool last week. They never got a shock either.

Bossy Betty said...

It's all for Duke, isn't it? That's the way it should be!

Sandra said...

these shots are super duper, Ann. such detail of the fur, My Man Duke is looking good and cant wait to see him diving off the ladder. i am doing a rain dance here so maybe it will send the sun up to you. I like pool boys like yours.

DSS said...

Yay for the pool Duke!! Man is Louis going to be jealous. He still doesn't have his baby pool :(

Kloggers/Polly said...

Oh Ann! You and your pool and me and my pond and the puddles after the rain. Perhaps you'd consider a swap? Well, I can see why you wouldn'd ... wonder if I could get away with dangling my feet into the pond with the fishes and the frogs!!

Chatty Crone said...

Does he jump in it with cold water? Gosh Disco was shivering this am with the a/c - lol. Looks so inviting.

tahtimbo said...

That sounds like a good way of doing it (those chemicals are VERY expensive to get). Actually, when I was growing up, we had a swimming pool down the block and I remember they did it this way every year. I remember, because it was so cool to see the park flooded and to see the pool without water. Ah, memories!
I can just imagine that Duke is primed and ready for the summer to start.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Duke is a crazy boy when it comes to his pool time, I think.

Snappy Di said...

He's pretty much adorable. :-)

Tammy said...

I wish it would warm up too! It really hasn't been pool weather. It looks like Duke doesn't care he just wants to go swimming.

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