Monday, September 11, 2006

Pool painted

The pool after two coats of paint looks better than we hoped for, tommorow we will give it a third coat.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Pool progress

These simple tools and a lot of elbow grease are working wonders. With a little luck and fair weather which doesn't seem to be a problem at the moment, painting should be possible soon.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pool renovation

The algae killer was hard to find everyone tries to sell a large container of pool wash at 40 € a time. The one we needed cost only 2€ and was very effective although it took two days to kill off everything. After the chemistry it was time to scrape off the dead algae and then scrub the walls with a stiff brush. Another powerwash and once dry the pool should be ready for painting, thankfully it will be blue not white!

Saturday, September 02, 2006


This is a fossilised cat I found while clearing out the debris in the pool, I have added it to the compost heap. Catastrophe for the cat but no idea how, when or why it was in there.

Clearing the pool