greenpoolWell, I know why it’s green, I just don’t know what to do about it.

Doesn’t that look refreshing?

I guess it was about 3 weeks ago when we had our play set building party.  We had about 15 kids in and out of it all weekend.  They had a blast.  But the poor pool hasn’t ever recovered and I am getting frustrated.  Especially since we’ve had a week of 100 degree weather and swimming would have been a great thing to do.

Is algae safe to swim in?


Anyhow, I spent $64 on this pool.  I proclaimed it to be the “best $64 ever spent!”  But then we needed a cover, chlorine, a net, shock, a chlorine dispenser, a vacuum…oh wait.  Take that back, returned the vacuum and got a big brush instead.  Anti-algae stuff, replacement filters.

You see where I am going right?  I have spent a fortune “maintaining” my pool and it’s STILL GREEN!


Bob went online to find out what was going on.  We added baking soda since that’s supposed to do something with the Ph (or was it the alkalinity?).  I don’t even know.  My head is spinning.

Pools are a pain in the ass.

I could have spent money on tickets to Knotts Soak City for what I spent on the pool and subsequent supplies.