Imagine Illusion 40 Complete 10/19/20

KCNM

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Just checked my bucket. I'd say I passed! Feeling a lot better. Even in cooler temps, pools still evaporate.
It's all about the relative humidity and how much water the air can take. Here in FL, we get the sun in the summer, but it's offset by high humidity and the wet season. The winter, however, is drier air and more sparse but larger storms.

Like anything else, it takes a while to just be normal. Yours will probably take even longer as you didn’t use it. So fast forward a month and you’ll be getting ready for work on a random day and glance out there with it the furthest thought from your mind……….

‘Wait !!!! Hold up. Did I ? ……….. *Glances at pool*. ‘Adult Word’ YEAH I DID !!!!!’

That day is gonna start off good. :) And then 9 days later, 2 more days later, etc, etc, etc.

Over. The. Moon. Happy. For. You.

I'm 3 weeks in and still just stand there and look at my pool for a few minutes every day. And mine was just a resurface!

That's so awesome!

Our build finished at the end of January. My knuckleheads jumped in late February/early March when the water was only 48 degrees! 🥶

--Jeff

I remember when my parents' pool was finished. It was January. Florida January, but still January. My brother and I didn't get out until they noticed our lips turning blue and forced us out!
 
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remember when my parents' pool was finished. It was January. Florida January, but still January. My brother and I didn't get out until they noticed our lips turning blue and forced us out
My kids jumped in the 55 degree well water and were gushing about how hot it was. I lasted 15 minutes watching them have all of the fun in the brand new pool and suited up myself. The second I hit the water it made sense. It felt hot alright but it was frostbite.

5 more minutes and everybody out !!!!

But Daaaaaa-aaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaad

No BUT Dad !!! 5 mins. Everybody out. :ROFLMAO:
 
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KCNM

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You did good dad! Cold water is a lot more dangerous than people give credit for! Actual clincial hypothermia takes a while to set in, but that's because your body will start shutting down blood flow to extremeties. As in, those arms and legs you need to keep your head above water. Most people will drown due to either the initial cold shock or losing the ability to swim way before hypothermia sets in.

(Hey, I knew that human adaptation class I took in college for a biology credit would come in use some day!)
 
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+1. And it’s the reason they find buck naked people either drowned in cold water or buried in a snow drift. They thought they were hot and the brain cells were devoted to more critical functions than common sense.
 
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Hey miss. I forgot that you’re new to ingrounds for a minute there. The stairs are for getting out and NEVER an acceptable way of getting in. If you absolutely HAVE to post an Instagram story, then fine, Sashay down the steps all sexy like for your post. Any other time you announce your cannonball or slide to the world and then make good on your word. (y)
 

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I kept a watchful eye on her because of how cold it was. I'd of been in in a second, shows n all if she went under. I mean I ran in for my pole earlier that day. Soaking wet shoes n pants. Haha.

We're closing tomorrow. Its getting cold.
 

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And just like that... it's over. Pool is put to bed. Lines blown out. Liquid chlorine and polyquat added. Returns capped. Antifreeze in the lines. SWG off. Fence 100% complete. Called the Inspector n he's out til Monday. The only thing I have to do now is throw grass seed. I'll be heading out here in a minute.
 

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And just like that... it's over
‘Tis better to have loved and lost, they say. :ROFLMAO:

But for real. Next year, you hit the ground RUNNING and it was better to have it done now. Opening is cake, just like you remember, but bigger. In a measly hour or two….. BOOM. Honking big pool.
 

KCNM

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‘Tis better to have loved and lost, they say. :ROFLMAO:

But for real. Next year, you hit the ground RUNNING and it was better to have it done now. Opening is cake, just like you remember, but bigger. In a measly hour or two….. BOOM. Honking big pool.
hit the ground RUNNING

I believe you meant to say, hit the pool CANNONBALLING!
 
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‘Tis better to have loved and lost, they say. :ROFLMAO:

But for real. Next year, you hit the ground RUNNING and it was better to have it done now. Opening is cake, just like you remember, but bigger. In a measly hour or two….. BOOM. Honking big pool.
THEN the REAL torture begins!
You'll have a beautiful BRAND NEW pool sitting there, and you won't be able to get in until the water warms up in a month, or so.
But they ARE pretty to look at. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Casey

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THEN the REAL torture begins!
You'll have a beautiful BRAND NEW pool sitting there, and you won't be able to get in until the water warms up in a month, or so.
But they ARE pretty to look at. :ROFLMAO:
I have a heater!
 
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Casey

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I'm honestly ready to put it to bed. I'm also ready to get back to work. I just got my thuja green giants today but were expecting rain all week. At least my grass seed will get watered. I'll put the trees in next week when the system clears out.