So we finally installed a pool. I have been resisting the siren call of a pool from all three women, but it was a vain resistance. And when I saw someone offering up one of these "easy to set up" pools for US$100, I had to grab it. So then me and my brother-in-law spent all day Sunday digging out an area in the backyard to put it down, and trying to get it level. And before you say it, yes I already know it isn't level. We tried to eyeball it, and thought we got it "close enough", but not really, as it is probably 4"-6" out of level. And the women have been letting me know every time they look at the pool too. :-(
It is 15 feet by 42 inches deep, and the first pool I've ever had. I'm a New England pond swimmer myself. I hope it doesn't require too much maintenance. It should be okay. They will try it out today. It's a little scary, and we're going to have to keep a close watch on our little daredevils. They think just because they've been taking swimming lessons that they are Mark Spitz reincarnated or something. And, like most kids, they are fearless - too fearless, really. But I hope they get plenty of use out it.