First, let me state that I am LOVING this summer. The weather is near perfect and by "near perfect" I mean that it has been in the 70's with lots of sunshine and very little humidity. We have only had to shut up the house and cool it down with the window units one weekend so far which is just fabulous. I'm soaking up my kind of summer as much as I can because I'm sure the killer heat will show up eventually!
With that said, the sun has made it warm enough outside for the boys to starting asking for some water fun! Last week we pulled out the sprinkler and boy, did they play in the water for hours!!
We worked and worked and finally got it set up but no one could swim in it on Sunday because it had to fill! I finished filling it up on Monday and told the boys that they couldn't swim in it until we did the chemicals. But, then I got to thinking, I filled it with the same water they take a bath in HA! Yep, we fill it from the kitchen sink so that the water comes through the water softener. Darryl and I both said - Go swimming!! - especially since they wouldn't be able to swim in it on Tuesday while we got the chemicals stabilized. Which, for the record, made me feel DUMB! Darryl figured it all out, though, and now we have crystal clear water and it is wonderful!