I had a very nice birthday weekend; thanks for all the well wishes. I started my 54th birthday morning with a cartwheel.
*She’s still got it!*
But she’s probably losing it.
Several years ago I noticed the tile on the backside of our hot tub was cracking. I mean, we all crack at some point, so why not do it where no one really notices? I had asked my pool maintenance people about it a few times but they never followed through. Finally, I decided that not only did that part need to be replaced/updated, lets do all of the spa tile and the pool waterline tile too. The pool is almost 19 years old and just like our hair styles, it needs updating.
I called a few pool renovation companies back in February to help us update the spa and waterline tile. Turns out, we also need to redo the pebblecrete surface throughout the entire pool and spa.
Do you call it a spa or a hot tub? I use both interchangeably.
Never is there a time where a project doesn’t roll into 3 or 4 more.
When you redo the pool surface, you also need to update the drains to meet the ever changing codes for safety. The cage, while it still serves its purpose (to keep the bugs and critters out) is really overkill with the amount of aluminum; you can get away with less poles and better views with 2021 engineering. The pavers? They are in good shape, but they don’t match any of the pool tile selections that we liked. The house color doesn’t match the new decking material we selected, so painting will commence in the not-so-distant future.
And if you’re updating the deck pavers, you have to remove the outdoor kitchen as it SITS on said pavers.
Th hardest thing for me to chose was the waterline/spa tile. I walked into the showroom with one criteria:
I don’t want blue tile; everyone has blue tile!
I told you I was losing it.
A few friends will be taking a good portion of our pavers to reuse for projects at their homes.
The pool cage was taken down last Thursday and all the aluminum will be recycled. I love to update things, but also NOT add too much to the landfill.
Lillie: WTH Mom?
Friday morning I was walking by the glass doors and noticed something scooting across the naked pool area: A baby box turtle. Wait, did you happen to hear me squealing? HE IS SO CUTE!
It took all the strength I had to set him free in the yard. I pray he doesn’t come back onto the lanai because he isn’t a swimmer. I’ll forever worry about him.
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.