Swimming pools

I’m absolutely convinced that with the amount of money we spend on our swimming pool we could afford to go on a nice long holiday where Zoe could swim and get her quota of swimming for a year.

Our swimming pool is really just a blue hole where we dump money into.  I can actually kick myself that we ever bought a house with a swimming pool but I suppose we were trying to buy into the South African suburban dream.

Well now Hubby has decided that he wants to redo the paving around the swimming pool, fix the peeling fibreglass, get rid of the cold water jacuzzi AND move the pump and do some homemade type of heating jobby on the pool!  I’m keeping out of it and I do not want to know how much it is going to cost.

I decided and paid for the renovations on the bathroom last year so I’m just leaving him to it.

But now I have to phone swimming pool places and ask for quotes and to get them to come out.

All these places are just so laid back and matter of fact.  Surely they should be chomping at the bit to get a big job like this but it just seems although everything is just too much hassle.

Surely there is not a lot of work going around at the moment, especially with the economy as it is?

Maybe I should start a swimming pool company?

Anybody out there who wants to volunteer for the job?  Please just remember that Hubby is a DIFFICULT customer.

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13 Responses to Swimming pools

  1. emve says:

    we also have a pool, but its in a nonworking state – the floor is cracked. and me and hubby cant agree what to do: i want to close it, as we are not using it and it costs a lot of money that we are going to spend cos no one is going to help, he wants to fix it and spend the money anyways. so we compromised on making it smaller – a little splashpool but noone else is happy about it (its actually technically fil’s pool but its in our yard) so we just left it still.

  2. Sarchasm says:

    When I was still in the construction industry we filled many a pool with builders rubble. Start a business filling pools you’d make a killing

  3. Squidsquirt says:

    It’s lovely to have a pool, but it does need to be maintained, and the costs are a killer.

  4. deblet says:

    We had our pool refiber lined and the paving done around it 2 years ago.We also installed solar heating and one of those salt chlorinator thingys…..it’s the best thing ever,we have had so much more use as the water is so much warmer.

  5. Nxoks says:

    When we built the new house we cancelled the pool on the plans because we decided we could not afford it. The kids would have strangled us if they could. But between a new house, with a new garden, and now a new baby on the way we just had to say byebye pool.

  6. LinFlin says:

    I used my jacuzzi last year April… Luckily it has no running costs.

  7. sharonsmit2 says:

    Some days I wish we had a pool, but its a schlep to clean and keep blue! Goodluck with the renovations!

  8. SuritaBotha says:

    We got the quote to do that and it was even more expensive than redoing the fibreglass! Plus the whole outlay of the house is around the swimming pool.

  9. SuritaBotha says:

    Throw a few kou;’s in there!

  10. SuritaBotha says:

    And I so do not want to be involved in the maintenance part of it!

  11. SuritaBotha says:

    I do hope that once the water is warmer we would use the pool more.

  12. SuritaBotha says:

    Good decision!

  13. SuritaBotha says:

    Not worth it for the 3 or 4 times you use in a year!

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