Well, after plaster, we started filling the pool with the hose, per Sammy’s instructions. And it filled all day and all night and by the following afternoon, it wasn’t full, but the kids went swimming anyway!
Then, it was finally all full and beautiful!
A different Hauk Pool guy came to start the pool. That was Friday, the last day of school for the boys. Of course, they were DYING to go swimming…but the Hauk guy said we had to wait a day, since he had put lots of chemicals in the pool.
Then, on Saturday, at 8am, the sound of running water woke me up. I looked out the window, and saw the fountains running for the first time!
After a few hours, it was still running. I figured it had been programmed to do that, but it was strange to hear/see it.
Saturday was Brad & Peter’s birthday. So we went out to celebrate and didn’t get home for several hours. When we pulled into the alley, we saw a geyser shooting up next to our house, so we ran to see what it was.
On our way in, a neighbor asked if it was ours and if he could help. He told us it had been doing it for a while, which we verified by looking at the water level in the pool, which was back down to just over half full. We started calling the Hauk people, who walked us through shutting it all down. A City of Frisco showed up shortly after thanks to a neighbor who called. Thankfully, we were back or he would have shut our water off and we would have had to pay to get it turned back on.
Meanwhile, we have discovered a separate leak at the back of the pool, possibly explaining the middle fountain’s slower flow.
But we didn’t let all the problems keep us from swimming! It wasn’t full, but we still had fun. It was our first time to swim as a family.
So…it’s kind of done. Oh well, hopefully they will iron out all the kinks this week!