Friday, August 30, 2013

Let There Be Heat!

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WOOHOO! The pool heater is up and running as of yesterday afternoon. The water temperature was around 72 degrees when it started (thanks to hotter weather and not so cool nights over the past two days). We also had one inch of rain on Wednesday, so it did pretty well on its own. The heater only ran for about two hours before we turned it off and it had already taken the water up to 78 degrees (temperature of the water running through the heater at the time). Warming up 30,000 gallons is no joke! This morning the pool stands at 76 degrees on opening with three frogs. I am thinking we are definitely swimming tonight!

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Dad … here's one! (Bella helps with frog removal.)

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Dad … he's getting away!!

I can't say enough good things about all the people that made it possible for us to have a warm pool for the Labor Day weekend. The propane tanks and all the necessary plumbing was done a week ago Monday and then we had to wait for the inspector who finally came on this past Monday. The electrician came on Monday evening to take note of what materials he would need, vowing to come on Thursday. That only left the delivery of the propane and the final hook-up of the propane to the heater. Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. the propane delivery truck was in our driveway. Rick talked to the driver and asked him to please give them a push in our direction so we could get up and running for the weekend.

Not one hour later after the propane delivery, the phone rang and it was Ken, the person responsible for the final hook-up. He said he'd be there in one hour, and he was.

Yesterday the electrician came and did his thing. (Ouch on the price tag, but he had to bring us up to code since everything was so old.) Dennis, our fab pool person, came yesterday afternoon and got the heater running and gave me a lesson in how to work it. It was so exciting to stick my hand in the water next to the jets and feel warm water pouring out!

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This morning's read out with starting temp.

We only have two weeks left to enjoy it but we're going to try and take advantage of every minute we get!


Top Photo: Waterfall at Ringwood Manor.


Too bad the waterfall is not part of your pool-scape!  HAHA! It’s beautiful.  Anyway, congrats on finally getting the heater in place, up and running. It sounds like it will be very beneficial for you guys.

Enjoy your weekend!

I can hardly wait to get home tonight!

~jealous… I’ll think of you as I take a “refreshing” dip in my own cool pool.  smile

Bigsis, no kidding, I wish it were part of my pool-scape too.

Rick, me either. I always look forward to your coming home.

Maggie,,,, smile

Maybe a waterfall will be your pool improvement NEXT year!  grin

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