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    Expectation VS Reality

    Pine trees suck. #ExpectationVSReality

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    The swan had a party while we were out.

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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    Wendy,

    Good thing the swan wasn't driving home. Looks like she had a little too much to drink.

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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    I have to say... three cheers for the screen enclosure!!
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    The swan is definitely hung over.
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    Dang pine trees! Pool boy, get to work!
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    <-------- pool girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbaby View Post
    <-------- pool girl.
    'pool boy' is destiny call not a gender
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    I just WANT a pool Boy!! Or Cabana Boy!

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    'pool boy' is destiny call not a gender
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    I'm available, but not cheap!
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    And your kinda far!
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    On a serious note. May be you need a good chainsaw. Or may be it's just my inner lumberjack talking.
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    BAD pine trees! So pretty and shady BEFORE a pool..........such a pain AFTER a pool!

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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    Get that robot into the pool!
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    LOL, for us, its crepe myrtles, oy, skimmers are priceless, and we are cleaning the baskets daily.
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    A Poolskim may work well for you. I have one for the perpetual crepe myrtle blooms and oak leaves that fall in the pool. It helps keep me sane.
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    It's tough, but they are the only shade trees we have and I love the shade. Luckily it's only 2 times a year, I think the 100 degree temps and no rain caused it to start falling early.

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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    Wendy, I agree with you about the shade -- its worth the extra skimmer attention to be able to dodge the sun on hot afternoons!
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    Lol leaves suck. My backyard neighbors let both of their huge pine trees die during our drought. Not only are they horrible looking and probably ruining our property value, but the yard and pool are always full of pine needles.
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

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    Wendy, I agree with you about the shade -- its worth the extra skimmer attention to be able to dodge the sun on hot afternoons!
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    Re: Expectation VS Reality

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbaby View Post
    It's tough, but they are the only shade trees we have and I love the shade. Luckily it's only 2 times a year, I think the 100 degree temps and no rain caused it to start falling early.

    Blah.
    We have a couple of 70' ponderosa pines that do the same thing. I can't even pull out the skimmer basket because the suction has it stuck with so many needles. I end up emptying it 3 times a day right now.
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