We built a pool

One of the things we planned loooong before we even bought a house was to get a pool. When house hunting we mostly looked at houses with pools and some without that had room to get one built. House prices are not affected much by a pool since people are quite divided as to their value. Seems a lot of people think the maintenance far outways the perks. We knew all along however we would get a pool even if the house we bought didn’t already have one installed.

And then we feel in love with, AND bought a house without a pool, and with no room for one.


Introducing the Splash Pool.


Apologies, did you think we actually had one built?

This one IS built. By our own hands. Took all of 30 minutes to get it up and then an additional hour to fill it halfway.

It’s been in use two afternoons so far and is a massive hit with our two youngest family members (that would be our daughter and my husband).


Our property is all sandstone so a future in-ground pool is not too likely to happen unfortunately. For now this is it. At least this sucker can easily fit 4 sitting adults (and if full the water level would go up to armpit level) and we can also stand up straight under the canopy, no hunkering down.

It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I was thinking of becoming a pool owner…

I’m off to eBay some trashy inflatable drink holders. Flamingos anyone?

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4 Responses to We built a pool

  1. Cecilia says:

    Pool är fantastiskt. Även om den är liten. Den där har ju dessutom solskydd. Perfekt ju. Några grader varmare så kommer du också uppskatta den och inte håna den 😉

    I år var första sommaren på många år som vi inte hade pool och det var riktigt tungt. Och då har vi inte i närheten så höga temperaturer som ni även om det var en kanonsommar 😀

    • Inte sa fel ha en segelbat dock. Far hoppa i havet fran baten helt enkelt. (Fast jag fattar, det ar ju inte som man kan hoppa i pa fem minuter nar som helst). Var tog er pool vagen da? Blev den aldrig uppackad i ar?

      • Cecilia says:

        När vi packade ihop den förra året så upptäckte vi HÅLET och sedan blev det aldrig någon ny. Det var ju så kallt i början på sommaren och vi kunde ju inte ana vad som komma skulle 😀

      • Jaha du. Nu har ni ju nagra manader pa er i alla fall att soka efter en ny. Kanske kan kopa billigare den har tiden pa aret? Bra kanske vara utan en sasong for nu vet ni ju att ni faktiskt vill ha en och saknade den.

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