Sunday, August 14, 2011

Frog Fiesta

So, our new house has a swimming pool.  There are two distinct camps of thought about what to do about this: fill it in or fix it up.  We're currently researching our options, but are leaning toward fixing it up.  The pool has a cover but has been empty for a number of years, so the bottom is filled with rainwater and a few years worth of leaves that fell in before the cover was put on.

Do you know what likes to live in such an environment?  That's right.  Frogs.  We currently host an unknown amount of frogs in our pool.  They make a wonderful chorus during the night.  It feels like you're sleeping in the middle of a forest, near a pond.  Or perhaps trying to sleep in the middle of a frog fiesta.  It depends on if you like the sound of frogs nearby, I guess.

But I digress.

Back to the pictures.  Matt and Adrian had the task of pulling off the cover to assess the state of the pool liner.  If it's in good shape it won't cost too much to get the pool up and running next year.

Oh, you might wonder why they both have shovels?  That's just in case they found snakes.  But this story isn't about snakes.

What did they find?  A pool liner that's in pretty good shape.  And frogs.  Lots and lots of frogs.  They're tiny and cute, and they have great lungs for singing.  They can stay for a while longer.  But, there will be a day when Matt comes home with a pump that can pump the sludge out of the bottom of the pool.

That will be a story for another day.
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