What is that?


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 2, 2007
A lot of you in the DC suburbs were probably wondering what that wet stuff was falling out of the sky today. Well, as I predicted, our summer-long drought seems to have come to an end. How did I predict this? Well, our PB came out today to mark our pool for planned excavation tomorrow am. That was until the heavens opened up. Resheduled for Friday :(
Could post pictures of the neat little soggy marking flags, but think I'll wait until the dig to post the first set...


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
Go out to the store and purchase an extra large bottle of POP (pool owner patience). It will serve you well over the next few years.

Best of luck on your build!


LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2007
Katy, TX
Hey, that happened to me too! Six weeks straight of monsoon type rain right after the dig, took them 12 weeks to finish our pool. Looking back on it, it all seems worth it now that we are enjoying it everyday!

Hang in there and expect the worst (may not sound good, but if you prepare yourself, it may help) Who knows, maybe it'll be a WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM!

Good Luck,


Well-known member
Jun 18, 2007
Spring, Texas
Agree...being patient is hard to keep in check. Trust me, I am getting very impatient...but, I know in the end it will be worth it...just like Dave said.

Good luck with the build...it really is a fun, someties stressful, process.


LifeTime Supporter
Apr 22, 2007
Sounds like my kind of luck.

You know, we've had quite a drought for several years here, now. I guess I need to plan a roofing project or get my pool reno project going, because for sure it WILL start raining.


LifeTime Supporter
Jun 4, 2007
OK, so it was you that brought the rain. We've been waiting for the regional Pentair rep. to come and take a look at our heat pump that died as a result of an electrical storm a month ago and guess when he decides to show up....you got it, today! :lol:


Well-known member
Jul 3, 2007
vapool, I'm just south of B'more and I had an extra 1.5" of water in the pool yesterday. I got a late start this year cause my PB didn't finish until 7/2. Over the last couple of weeks, my pool temp has gone from 82 to 70. I just ordered my heatpump this past Saturday--maybe I can get another 1.5 months outa this thing.

BTW, who's your PB?


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 2, 2007
Yeah Grivera, we've gotten enough rain down here the past few days to make up for the rest of the summer...our grass is actually green again and needs to be mowed. Our PB is Pools By Young, a small co based near Middleburg. Who did you use?