Last monday, there was a storm. And dust and leaves filled my pool.
On Tuesday, I was outside at 4am vacuuming and backwashing and emptying the pump basket.
On Wednesday, another storm blew in. Lots of rain (yay!) and leaves and dust. I decided to put off cleaning the pool until Friday. The hubbinator brushed the pool to keep the dirt moving around.
on Friday, after ferrying my daughter to her dental surgery, I began to clean the pool again. Except the vacuum didn’t work properly.
There was a clog in the line. I emptied the hose for the pool shark. I emptied the baskets. When the hubbinator came home, we worked together Friday night. And Saturday.
We brought out garden hoses, the wet vac (which causes a nice geyser). We had 3 plungers and a plumber’s snake. We improvised with tweezers, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, paperclips, and rocks.
On Sunday, we worked our way to the impeller and removed 2.5 olive pits, dog hair, and twisted leaves.
And it worked.
Then our amazon package arrived and we worked another hour and a half to replace the backwash plunger.
Now the pool works and last night we had a storm. With leaves and dust, but only a little rain.
I love the monsoon season.
Until next time.