Why I Hate My Swimming Pool

swimming pool hassles

Hold onto you pants because I’m going to go on a RANT!

Summer is almost here and I am already dreading the hassles I know I will go through to keep my swimming pool clean and safe.

Actually I go through this every year because the truth is, swimming pools are a pain unless you have a pool service or someone doing the cleaning and maintenance for you.

As a DIY pool owner I find myself almost constantly needing to fix things…

…And that’s what this rant is about.

For example:

Right now I know I have problems that need parts and repair. They’ve been there all winter waiting on me.

Here’s my list of DIY to-dos:

  • 2 Pop-ups are broken again (same ones I paid $400 to have fixed last years)
  • Pump is leaking (Actually it’s been leaking since last year but don’t want to pay $1500 to fix it)
  • Skimmer Flap is broke again (It breaks off every year and costs $25 to replace)
  • My skimmer and brush attachments, and vacuum hose all need replacing $80 (wear and tear)
  • And then there’s the good old “drain the pool and refill” which will cost about $75 in water and makes a huge mess.

I don’t actually hate my swimming pool but it does frustrate me and consumes a lot of time and costs a lot of money to keep it up. Sure I could pay $50 – 70 a month to have someone do pool cleaning but the fix-it stuff is what really gets to me.

UGH! &*%^*%& 

Well, that’s all the ranting for now.

The good thing is I have at least 30 more days to ignore it before I start spend every Saturday morning doing pool service again and paying for the stuff I can’t do myself.

Do you have a RANT?

Feel free to share your swimming pool frustration below.


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