We have enjoyed our pool for 22 years. Wonderful memories and good times, my kids grew up living in the pool year after year, but the tides of life change.
Sad but true.... we just don't use it enough anymore to make the investment today and long term worthwhile. Even at the best of times a pool requires continued maintenance, upkeep, money for chemicals, etc. or hire someone to do it for you. We don't want to move yet the old pool needed attention so we had to decide whether to give it a new look or move forward. We decided it was time for change.
We had it filled in. The day they drained it I cried. It was hard for me when they put drain holes in the bottom(per regulation) and took off the coping because I knew there was no turning back. But in my heart I knew it was the right thing for us to do. By the time they filled it with dirt my attitude changed and I was actually relieved and happy to know we would soon have a large concrete patio/deck! Yesterday they filled the top with concrete to meet our original deck and it looks great! We'll have a wonderful place to enjoy life outdoors yet virtually no work, just hose it off! And my husband is joking about making a shuffle board area too! LOL!
Life changes,kids grow up, health changes, BUT I am thankful for my husband, my sons, the health we do have, the things I have and can do to enjoy life as it changes!
I just wanted to share my story because I know we all struggle with the daily challenges and compromise daily because of our back issues and pain. But together, sharing, ups/downs/challenges we learn to survive!
Thanks for being here!