May 6, 2013

Go Jump in the Pool

....or maybe you shouldn't.  Not just yet anyway.  Our pool looked like this last year.  So refreshing.  See that dog, he is about to jump in.  He just loves swimming in his pool...


Then, last week we peeked under the winter cover to find that our liner had a huge tear on it.  A big non-patchable tear.  A new pool liner WAS NOT in our budget although it probably should have been considering we've lived here 6 years and the liner wasn't exactly new when we bought the house.  Here is what our pool looks like now...
A big mess. That dog is very upset about this.  And so is our budget.  Pool liners are not really DIY projects and it turns out the pool needs some structural work as well.  Personally, I wouldn't mind filling the pool in but my kids, husband, and dogs think otherwise.  So we wait on an estimate.  Ain't home ownership fun??


14 comments:

  1. We had a pool when I was in middle school and we lost a liner. It didn't get fixed for a long time! Pools are nice, but seeing the hassle my parents put up with made me think I probably didn't want one of my own!

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    Natashalh

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciate it. You are smart to not want a pool, they are definitely a big hassle :)

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  2. oh... that is so unfortunate! I always wanted a pool growing up... but I guess they really do have another side to them:)
    Krista

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    1. Hi Krista, there is definitely a downside to having a pool :( They are great on a hot and humid afternoon though. Hopefully, we can get ours fixed up before then.

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  3. Ugh, no kidding about home ownership? We have a home where they didn't install a flashing correctly on the front of our home. We live in Oregon and the front of our house gets assaulted by rain in the winter. Alas, we need to remove most of the front siding to pinpoint where water damage might be. Not cheap and definitely not DIY!

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    Meg

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    1. Hi Meg, thanks so much for visiting and following! I am off to check out your Blog Hop. Thanks for the invite!

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  4. Our pool looks about the same. We drained it and waited a year to decide if we would repair or fill it. We have decided to fill it with dirt and I am busy deciding what exactly to put there. I am excited to have the space since we only have a small patio and then the pool. Yup, home owner ship can be a pain at times like this but.....if it were a rental, I wouldn't be planning a beautiful space either and I love to do that :)

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    1. Hi Connie. You must be so excited to have that space! I agree, we make so many changes to our house that renting would be impossible. Thanks for commenting and visiting!

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  5. Oh yikes! What a bummer about the pool. :( It's so hard to spend money on that kind of thing when there's other more pressing things on the budget! Can't wait to see what you end up doing!

    You have four boys?? I do too! I'm loving your blog! Hope you're having a great week and Happy (early) Mother's Day to you!

    Best,
    Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

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    1. Hi Jen,
      Thanks so much for visiting. I'm curious to see what we end up doing about the pool too! Still waiting for the pool guy to get us an estimate. I have 3 boys. Wow, you have 4! Boys are great, keep you busy, but they sure do love their moms, right? Happy Mother's Day to you as well.
      ~Courtney

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  6. Ohhh home ownership. :) Hopefully the estimate won't be too much for you guys, what with the warm weather on it's way. :)

    I am pretty sure that our entire house could fit into your pool. :)

    toddlindsey.com

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    1. Lindsey,

      We are still waiting on an estimate. Ugh, warmer weather is here and it looks like it will be a while still. The pool "hole" looks so much bigger not filled so it does look like our house could fit in it :)

      Have a great weekend,
      Courtney

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  7. That's just untimely! Last year, we had the same problem, but luckily, we found a good offer and was able to bring back our pool into life. Pool repairs can be costly, but I'm sure you'll find an estimate that will suit your budget. Stay positive, Courtney!

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  8. I can see that your dog was really upset about the lost pool. I hope you can get a great estimate for the pool repair so that your family can enjoy the pool again. Anyway, you better stay positive like what Hettie said. I think a great deal will be coming right at your doorstep. When the pool is already repaired, I hope you can keep me posted. :D

    -Cathy Newman-

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